As we celebrate our 70th anniversary year, we’re taking a look at pivotal moments that created today’s culture of urgency and mission. In April 1949, barely a month into operations, the Kansas City facility had machines up and running in a factory that was used as storage for war reserve rubber and sugar. That first part, an ordinary machined bushing, doesn’t hold a candle to the complex technological advancements that followed. It does, however, embody the values and philosophy of our workforce – Commitments Made, Commitments Kept. Regardless of the challenges, our employees will find a way to make it happen.