125,000 Feet! Chris King Produces Millionth Bearing Race

Posted January 22, 2014

1,000,000 bearing races stacked vertically = 125,000 feet = Height of Red Bull Stratos

That’s how far a line of 1,000,000 Chris King bearing races would reach if you stacked them end to end. That’s the height that Felix Baumgartner jumped from in the Red Bull Stratos project, the edge of space, 23.5 miles from the surface of the earth. On January 14th, 2014 at 2:38pm PST Edward Panibratets made his millionth bearing race on one of our New Britain lathes. There is a good chance that if you purchased a Chris King component in the past decade Edward had a hand in its manufacture. To add another level of excitement to the occasion today was Chris King’s birthday and it was an amazing gift to see an employee and colleague hit this huge milestone.