Hendrickson says it is expanding their Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems operations in Northeastern Ohio. The 35 acres the company purchased will become home to Hendrickson’s sixth trailer suspension plant.
“This $50 million, state-of-the-art facility will support local and Canadian customers as well as other Hendrickson divisions. It is our 11th manufacturing site in the United States and will have the capacity to manufacture axles and suspensions for Heavy-Duty Class 8 vehicles,” stated Gary Gerstenslager, president and CEO of Hendrickson. He added, “we are excited for this opportunity not only for Hendrickson but for the State of Ohio, Stark County and the Village of Navarre.”
Hendrickson anticipates completion of the facility in the first quarter of 2020.
“When completed and fully operational, this 180,000 square foot facility will employ a full-time workforce of nearly 300 associates,” noted Perry Bahr, vice president Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems. “A solid technical workforce, proximity to customers and suppliers as well as Hendrickson Trailer’s roots in Northeast Ohio all played a major role in our decision to locate the new manufacturing facility in Ohio.”
Hendrickson, a Boler company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle and brakes systems; tire pressure control systems; auxiliary lift axle systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; stabilizers; bumpers; and components to the global commercial transportation industry. Hendrickson is based in Woodridge, IL. For more information, visit www.hendrickson-intl.com.