Auburn Gear, LLC is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom engineered wheel drives, axle drive components, and specialty drives and solutions for diverse mobile equipment applications. Through its expansive product portfolio of planetary gearboxes, electric drive systems, driveline systems, and differentials, Auburn Gear offers more than 120 base product models covering over 3,200 application solutions that transfer power and torque to wheels, axles, booms, augers, winches, and platforms. Auburn Gear serves distributor and original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) customers that rely on the Company for its unmatched custom engineering and design support, optimized application performance and efficiency, rapid speed-to-market, and the shortest lead times in the industry. With a focus on accounts requiring custom engineering, the Company has built long-standing and collaborative relationships with distributor and OEM customers serving the agriculture, construction, specialty vehicle, aerial work platform, material handling, forestry, mining, oil, marine, military, airport support and automotive/truck end markets. The Company’s proprietary engineering capabilities and superior market responsiveness is supported and complemented by its integrated, in-house manufacturing capabilities: Design, development, test, and manufacture of products on-site from forgings, castings, and bar stock CNC machining, turning, gear cutting, gear shaping, broaching, spline rolling, heat-treat, shot peening, and finished grinding Design validation, gauging, gear and metallurgical testing laboratories Computer-aided bearing setting procedure, which is unmatched by competitors and patented, provides consistent and repeatable preload and/or end play depending on the application requirements Heat treating The manufacturing floor is organized into integrated cells. Orders requiring minor product modification have eight weeks to ten weeks of lead time, which is at least two-to five times faster than the competition. White paper designs or significant product modifications can be done in as little as six months lead time. Auburn Gear currently employs approximately 175 employees, which include 45+ Product, Application, Quality, Metallurgical and Metrological Engineers, CAD Designers and Technicians. The Company employs nearly 100 hourly employees, which consist of 75-80 skilled CNC Machinist and Product Assemblers.