In 1942 Roy Bell Sr, founded Bell-Memphis, Incorporated (originally R.E. Bell Manufacturing). Bell-Memphis grew from a small wartime contract manufacturing shop to become a long-term supplier of aircraft control cable fittings. The patented turnbuckle locking clip we helped develop became an aircraft industry standard and is still used today on aircraft from small private planes to the largest jet airliners.
Bell-Memphis continues to be a key supplier to the aircraft control cable fittings industry. Bell Memphis is on a government QPL (Qualified Products List) to produce MS (Military Standards) control cable parts whose drawings are controlled by the US Military. The standard products consist of swaged wire rope fittings such as ball ends, eyes, and forks. The turnbuckle parts, which are used for adjusting control cable tension, consist of barrels, forks, eyes, swaged terminals, and the locking clip.
Over the years, Bell-Memphis has expanded the product offering to include other government and industry standard parts to complement the control cable fittings. Bell-Memphis' specialty is converting bar stock into high precision aerospace products.
Bell-Memphis is an AS9100 certified business and operates at a single manufacturing plant located at 2844 Directors Cove in Memphis, Tennessee. The company is housed in a 21,000 square foot plant with approximately 20 employees. When customers call Bell-Memphis, they speak directly to an experienced employee who understands their needs.