Founded in 1920, Pioneer provides OEMs and end users bearing engineering, manufacturing, and repair expertise to help design, build, maintain and upgrade large rotating equipment to operate more efficiently and reliably over an extended life. Our experience over 100 years includes very large vertical guide and thrust babbitt bearing assemblies operating in some of the largest hydroelectric plants in North America as well as custom turn-key spring bed thrust bearing upgrades. Our first-class manufacturing capabilities are dovetailed with our world-class engineering expertise. In fact, Pioneer maintains and authors our own proprietary bearing software, including MAXBRG3D™ the renowned GENMAT™ thrust bearing analysis suite. From emergency repairs to on-site consultations to the most challenging retrofit design/build requirements, we can satisfy most hydroelectric bearing requirements.