The Melling story began in 1946 in Jackson, MI, when George Melling Sr. and his son Ben started production of aftermarket oil pumps. In 1952 they introduced the first high-volume oil pump, which revolutionized the automotive aftermarket industry for oil pumps. In 1975, Harry Melling took over the company as the third generation president. Harry’s passion for NASCAR got the company involved in racing in 1979. By 1999, Harry’s two sons, Mark and Matt, took over Melling as the fourth generation of leadership. In 2000, Melling continued to grow with the acquisition of Dura-Bond Bearing Company. Dura-Bond is a world leader in camshaft bearings, powder metal valve seats, valve spring shims, and engine hardware. Between Melling and Dura-Bond the company offers an extensive product portfolio of replacement and performance parts which have a long track record within the industry.