Kingsbury Inc. in Yuba City is about to expand in a very big way. The announcement comes a year after the heavy bearing service center celebrated its centennial. The company will construct a new multimillion-dollar facility. The major business expansion, includes a state-of-the-art 33,000-square-foot commercial facility. The project by Yuba City contractor Hilbers Inc., will break ground this month and should be finished in September, generating additional jobs and revenue for the community.
Kingsbury is a family-owned, Philadelphia-headquartered business that celebrated its centennial in 2012. In 2006, it selected Yuba City as the site for its Western North American service center because of the proximity to hydroelectric plants in Northern California and numerous steam and gas plants to the south. Kingsbury had been leasing a building the last six years.
The company plans to establish permanent roots by constructing its own facility for expert repair and field service of all types of fluid-film babbitted bearings. The multimillion-dollar facility will house cutting-edge equipment, incorporate infrastructure to support a 30-ton crane and be climate-controlled to facilitate the extremely tight-tolerance machining required for their products.
The facility will provide support for all clients west of the Mississippi River, including all dams and pumping stations operated by the California Department of Water Resources.
A groundbreaking will be held at 1 p.m., January 8, at 209 Burns Drive. Guests are also invited to the existing facility next door for refreshments, tours and a showcase of equipment and current plant activities before the groundbreaking beginning at 11:30 am.