On June 16th, 2014, ABMA presented Counterfeit Bearing Training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Glynco, GA campus. As Program Manager and Instructor of the ICE Academy, HSI Training, Douglas R. Lund reached out to the ABMA regarding the opportunity to meet and present our counterfeit bearing training during the FLETC Commercial Fraud Investigations weeklong course. Timothy Gifford from SKF USA along with Theresa Orr from NSK Americas, Inc. presented the training to numerous CBP, HSI and ICE agents, some of whom we had met before during previous presentations. The agents were educated on the impact of counterfeit bearings entering the legitimate chain and costs associated with these inferior products.
ABMA continues to raise awareness through similar presentations, engagement with government agencies and marketing of the www.stopfakebearings.com anti-counterfeiting global awareness campaign for the bearing industry.