US suspension specialist, Hendrickson, has purchased a 35-acre lot in Ohio to expand its Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems operations.
“This $50 million, state-of-the-art facility will support local and Canadian customers as well as other Hendrickson divisions,” said Hendrickson CEO and President, Gary Gerstenslager.
“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.
“We are excited for this opportunity not only for Hendrickson but for the State of Ohio, Stark County and the Village of Navarre, “ he said.
Hendrickson Vice President Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems, Perry Bahr, said the 180,000-square-foot facility will employ a full-time workforce of nearly 300 associates when it is completed and fully operational.
“Hendrickson anticipates ground breaking to take place in April 2019 with completion of the facility in the first quarter of 2020,” he said. “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.”