Custom Engineered Shaft Seals

Company Profile


Employing twenty-nine people, the company manufactures Woodex oil-impregnated wood bearings and Original MECO dry-running shaft seals.   Our fully-equipped plant blends manually-operated, conventional machine tools with modern, numerically-controlled equipment in a 17,000 square foot manufacturing facility, formerly home to some 15,000 chickens.

Woodex emphasizes top-quality design and manufacturing and first-rate customer service, and we are proud to mark our products "Made in Maine".  Woodex began life in 1908 in Wakefield, Massachusetts as a trademark of The Neveroil Bearing Company, which described Neveroil's oil-impregnated wood bearings.  Later renamed The Wakefield Corporation, the company transitioned to powdered metal fabrication, and the Woodex trademark and shop were sold in 1966. Relocated in Robinhood, Maine, the shop became Woodex Bearing Company, Inc.  After a change of ownership in 1980, Woodex moved to its current location on the Bay Point Road in Georgetown, Maine.

As of January 1st, 2012, Woodex employees purchased 51% of the company and Woodex is now employee-owned and operated as an E.S.O.P. trust. The plastics industry is a major market for Woodex's products, and an article about the employee acquisition appeared in March of 2012 in Plastics News Magazine.

All manufacturing processes for Woodex bearings and MECO shaft seals are contained in our Georgetown facility.  Woodex believes in working closely with our customers, and we cordially invite customers who find themselves on the southern Maine coast to visit our plant.  Woodex is closely involved with the community and, with the Georgetown Working League, funds an annual scholarship for deserving Georgetown students.  We are also enthusiastic supporters of the United Way of Midcoast Maine.

Pursuant to its Export Compliance Policy, Woodex Bearing Company operates in strict compliance with the U.S. Department of Commerce's and U.S. Department of State's mandates regarding the sale and export of products, including as based upon the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR")(15 CFR Section 730 et. seq.) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR")(22 CFR Section 120 et. seq.). Woodex's products have not been developed for and may not be use in any military technologies, for defense uses, or for dual-use commercial and military applications without the company's advance and express written approval and the company will not sell products for any such uses. Woodex will not sell any products for export or for re-export to countries embargoed or restricted by the United States, including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.
- - company profile - people at woodex - contact woodex - search - home
WOODEX Bearing Company, Inc. 216 Bay Point Road, Georgetown, ME 04548 USA
800 526 8800 toll-free in North America or +1 207 371 2210 Fax: +1 207 371 2169