The China Connection
For over half a century, Southwest Products Co. has been a stalwart supplier to the U.S. defense and aviation industries. The small but highly regarded Irwindale (Calif.) company has carved out a niche as a leading manufacturer of spherical bearings for aircraft made by Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed, and even Europe's Airbus. Today, its 60 factory workers make bearings for the Pentagon's C-17 military transport plane. And NASA uses Southwest bearings in the Space Shuttle.
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