BDI (Bearing Distributors Inc.), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, recently announced the opening of two new branch offices. BDI Branch #58 is located at 1570 Brookford Industrial Rd., Unit B, Kernersville, North Carolina 27284 and BDI Branch #32 at 2093 Thomas Rd., Suite 3, Memphis, Tennessee 38134. Jim Chrapek, a veteran of the Greater Triad Area bearing/power transmission industry, has joined BDI as branch manager of the company's newest location in North Carolina. Other members of the new branch team are operations manager Lee Noble and customer service representative Lisa Taylor. "BDI-Winston- Salem will support BDI's missions of delivering products and solutions to both existing and new customers in Winston-Salem and the Greater Triad Area and continued growth in the Southeastern U.S. market," according to John Ruth, President, BDI-USA. Newly appointed branch manager Richard (Ricky) Swann has relocated from BDI-Decatur, Alabama to oversee the company's entry into the Memphis market. Swann has nearly 30 years of industrial distribution experience and will draw on that experience to deliver solutions to Mid-south customers. "BDI-Memphis will support a number of existing customers in Western Tennessee and NE Arkansas and support our continued growth in the Midsouth," Ruth adds.