When it comes to specialty bearing housings, seals and accessories, Standard Locknut, LLC has been leading the industry in quality and value for over 75 years. Our organization supports OEM and MRO requirements for rotating equipment with the highest quality bearing accessories, pillow blocks and machined components.

Standard Miether products are manufactured on-site at our Westfield, Indiana (USA) manufacturing facility with one goal in mind: Maximizing your bearing investment and minimizing costly downtime.  

We solve application challenges, increase uptime, and help our customers make the most out of their bearing investment.

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In 2016, Standard Locknut, LLC and Miether Bearing Products joined forces by offering the highest quality bearing accessories, pillow blocks and precision machined components to OEM and MRO industries.

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Our History

1934 – George Miether starts Miether Machine Works (MMW) serving West Texas Oil Boom

1948 – Robert F. Waddell founded Standard Locknut and Lock Washer Co.

1957 – MMW builds first split pillow block housing for industrial application

1960 – MMW moves to current location and Incorporates

1968 – Standard entered the industrial markets with accessories and pillow blocks & began contract machining business

1970 – MMW is purchased by Alco Standard

1980 – MMW becomes Miether Bearing Products

1986 – Alco Standard sells Miether Bearing Products to a group of former managers (Alco Industries).

1994 – Standard consolidated operations into new facility in Westfield, IN

1997 – Standard QS-9000 and ISO 9002 certified

2006 – ISO 9001-2000 certified

2007 – Standard became Standard Locknut, LLC

2008 – Miether Bearing Products expands to over 50,000 sq. feet and operates over 20 CNC machines

2009 – Standard achieves ISO 9001-2008 certified

2009 – Standard ISO 9001-2008 certified

2009 – Standard AS 9100 and TS 16949 certified

2013 – Standard Westfield, IN employer of the year

2015 – Standard acquired by Dunes Point Capital

2016 – Standard and Miether merged all operations into the Westfield, IN facility


Our products are manufactured with one goal in mind: maximizing your bearing investment and minimizing costly downtime. We’ve spent years working with customers in a variety of industries to solve application challenges, increase uptime, and help them make the most of their bearing investment.

  • Teamwork
  • Quality
    • ISO 9001:2015
  • Ethical & Integrity
    • Honest and Open Communication
    • Fairness
    • Respect People and Cultural Differences
    • Responsibility
  • Excellence


To engineer and manufacture a complete line of specialty bearing housings, seals, and accessories that helps our customers reduce costs, increase performance, minimize downtime, and insure a competitive edge. We demonstrate our commitment to our customers, employees, and corporate partners by continuously refining our processes, improving delivery beyond industry standards, maintaining the highest quality and providing unrivaled service.


Matt Lesher – Chief Financial Officer

Rob Schoenherr – VP of Sales & Marketing

Sean Williams – VP Operations

Ann Eckstein – Dir. Human Resources

Dwight Beaty – Dir. of Quality & Engineering

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