Thordon Bearings Inc., a Thomson-Gordon Group company, is a family-owned business manufacturing high performance, oil and grease-free bearing systems, seals and other shaft line products for the global marine, clean power, pump and industrial markets.  

Thordon bearing systems offer exceptional wear life, a low coefficient of friction and can be easily machined on site. In-house design engineers consult with customers to provide innovative bearing system designs that meet or exceed the customer’s technical requirements. Thordon Bearings' engineering and quality focus has earned worldwide recognition. Quality procedures are certified to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality System. Thordon bearing systems are proven, cost effective, environmentally positive solutions for both marine and industrial applications. Thordon bearing and seal systems are available worldwide through over 75 agents and distributors.

Marsh Brothers Aviation (MBA), Thordon's sister company, is also under the Thomson-Gordon Group umbrella.  MBA manufactures high performance bushing and seal applications for the General Aviation market that are engineered to provide longer life, grease-free service and lighter weight in critical airframe and landing gear applications. 





Mission Statement

Thordon Bearings is the recognized leader in the design and manufacture of non-polluting bearing systems in the marine and clean power generation industries worldwide.

This innovative 100 year old family business differentiates itself through its international network of exceptional agents, distributors and regional sales representatives in 90 countries, its stellar marketing support, and a driven new product development capability which introduces profitable new products in a timely manner.





Quality

Thordon Bearings' quality processes have earned worldwide recognition. Our Quality Management System is certified to the ISO 9001 standard and a major contributor to our success has always been our focus on listening to our customers, our continuous improvement efforts and precision in manufacturing - our quality team has been a powerful operational influence for over 35 years.

It is the policy of Thordon Bearings Inc. to:

  • Develop, design, manufacture and market environmentally responsible products that meet the customer’s requirements and intended use.
  • To continually improve the products as well as the processes and services used to deliver them to our customers.
  • To be recognized as providing products and service standards which lead the industry.
  • To clearly understand our customer's technical and commercial needs and to satisfy those needs with the solution best suited to them.


Health & Safety

Thordon Bearings Inc is fully committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace that complies with all applicable standards and regulations for our employees and anyone that may attend our facilities worldwide.


Environment

Similar to our commitment to create environmentally friendly products, we have a similar focus in our day to day practice in our office and our plant.  Thordon strives to recycle wherever possible, we reclaim our metal scraps from machining, use energy efficient light bulbs and even accommodate employees with electric vehicles so they are able to charge them onsite.


Community

One of Thordon’s core values is the support of philanthropic initiatives in our local community such as funding scholarships for post graduate environmental engineering students at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. Within our company, we offer post secondary education Memorial Scholarships for children of our employees (winners receive $2,000, all others receive $500).

Thordon Bearings donated $150,000 to the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. The building 730 seat main stage theatre as well as a smaller 225 seat studio theatre.  Finally, kids learning acting, singing or instrumental music have a place to perform to a large audience in Burlington. 

Thordon Bearings donates both money and time to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum where our Chairman, Sandy Thomson, volunteers as Vice Chairman of their Board; other Thordon employees also volunteer their technical abilities.

Thordon Bearings also donated $500,000 in aviation equipment and inventory to Canadore College in North Bay, Ontario as part of a corporate re-structuring where the equipment was no longer required. Thordon has held annual fundraisers for the United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton since 1995. Other charities we support include local hospitals (i.e. Joseph Brant in Burlington) Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society, MS, and Women’s Shelters.





Board of Advisors

Anne Dean

Mr. Tony Thoma

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Milt Moskowitz

Mr. David Granovsky

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Mr. Mike Watt 

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Terry Foster

Mr. Terry Foster

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Careers

If you are interested in a challenging career with a dynamic company in a community that offers superior quality of life apply by submitting your resume to careers.  

Job Posting - Technical Sales Representative – Inland Waterway South





Manufacturing Locations

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Exterior Shot of Poland Office

Slupsk, Poland 





News

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    Thordon Emergency Seal Prevents Another Workboat from Sinking

    Mar 31, 2020
    The safe-return-to-port function of Thordon Bearings’ TG100 emergency shaft seal has once again prevented a vessel from sinking following a catastrophic shaft failure. The crew of the MM Transportation-operated Jennifer S, a 17m (56ft) long workboat operating on the Ohio River, near Rockport, Indiana, activated Thordon’s secondary inflatable emergency seal when the tailshaft was pulled out of the coupling damaging the TG100’s primary aft shaft seal.
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    Thordon Bearings' CEO Update - COVID-19

    Mar 31, 2020
    As this unprecedented situation around the world continues to unfold Thordon would like to emphasize that we are still here to support the Marine, Hydropower, Pump and the many other industries that rely on our products and services. Our primary concern is to continue operating our business in a safe manner and we are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our employees, and ensure we continue to meet the needs of our customers and our partners.
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    Hydro Refit Kickstarts Thordon's New Turn-Key Service

    Mar 10, 2020
    Thordon Bearings has completed bearing and filtration system upgrades to the Swift Rapids hydro power station, the oldest and largest of Orillia Power Generation Corporations’ generating stations, located on the Trent-Severn Waterway, about 32km (20mi) north of Orillia, Ontario, Canada.
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For Any Media Inquiries

Please contact Ms. Emma Gerard, Marketing Communications Specialist





Newsletter

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    Thordon Workboat NewsWorks 2019

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for marine users of oil-free and grease-free bearings in the workboat sector. This newsletter includes feature articles highlighting our successes in the Workboat industry with RiverTough tailshaft bearings and TG100 shaft seals in both US Inland Waterways and around the world.
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    Thordon Marine NewsWorks 2019

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for marine users of oil-free and grease-free bearings. This newsletter includes feature articles about our Lifetime wearlife guarantee on COMPAC propeller shaft bearings, our continued success on Viking Cruise ships, our accomplishments with COMPAC and SeaThigor on Canadian Coast Guard vessels, the Elmer A. Sperry Award as well as other awards Thordon received for our innovative products.
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    Thordon Hydro NewsWorks 2019

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for hydro and clean power users of oil-free and grease-free bearings. This newsletter includes feature articles about multiple successful turbine guide bearing conversions, T-G DNALOP purchasing a small hydro power plant in Poland, and a recent success of Thordon installed in a tidal energy application.
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Accessibility Standards

Thordon is committed to a multi-year accessibility plan for Ontarians with disabilities.

Our efforts to meet Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL)

Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (CASL) helps protect Canadians against unwanted electronic correspondence while ensuring that businesses can continue to compete in the global marketplace.  In accordance with this legislation, Thordon Bearings acknowledges the restrictions and therefore is taking steps necessary to ensure relevant electronic communication is compliant moving forward.

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