Belt Drives Limited Acquires Blower Drive Service

Feb 17, 2014

Anaheim, Calif.-based Belt Drives Limited (BDL) recently acquired Blower Drive Service (BDS), a manufacturer of superchargers and supercharger components based in Whittier, Calif.

“I’m proud to announce that my company has come to an agreement with the Railsback family, who have owned BDS since its inception, to buy their company,” said Steven Yetzke, owner of BDL, in a press release. “BDL has been making supercharger pulleys for many years and we are heavily involved with and support drag racing. We have sponsored several Top Fuel bikes through the years, so this acquisition made perfect sense for me, my company and BDS.”

Norma Iskenderian, who has been managing the BDS company for more than 20 years, has agreed to maintain her present position, and (former company president) Craig Railsback also will stay with the company to work on special projects, according to Yetzke.

The sale of the company will not interrupt the day-to-day business of BDS, which will continue to be based at its current headquarters in Whittier, the press release noted. The engineering, assembly and sales departments will also remain at the location, while some of the manufacturing will be moved to the BDL plant in Anaheim.

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