Bendix hosts grand opening of production line

Adapted from story by Lucas Bechtol, Huntington Herald-Press

On Friday, August 8, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC hosted a grand opening celebration for a $3.2-million production line at one of its Huntington facilities.

According to Chris Camp, local Bendix operations manager, this new production line—tagged Bendix Reman (short for “remanufacturing”)—takes old vehicle brake shoes, removes the attached hardware and then washes, de-rivets, blasts, cleans and paints the brake shoes, transforming them into like-new condition.

In addition to the company’s $3.2 million investment, the center will create 22 new jobs and retain approximately 43 existing ones.

Currently, Bendix Reman can remanufacture around one million brake shoes a year and has capacity for growth.

Mark Wickersham, Huntington County Economic Development executive director, was on hand to congratulate the company. “This is a fantastic business opportunity for Bendix. They continue to be one of our best corporate citizens, and our community is fortunate that the company continues to invest and grow here.”