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Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake reveals $8.7 million expansion project


ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake has announced a multiyear $8.7 million expansion project at its Bowling Green, Ky. facility today.

The company manufactures Bendix brand-named air disc and drum brakes in Bowling Green.

“For more than a decade, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake has led the industry in developing safer, more effective, and more efficient wheel-end solutions, and those advancements have become reality at our Bowling Green facility,” said Andy Dale, Bowling Green plant manager. “This investment strengthens our commitment to highway safety technology, and has had an immediate impact on our ability to meet the continually increasing demand for Bendix foundation brakes. We raised our production volume by 67% in 2014, and our overall production capacity by 70%.”

The company expanded its air disc brake production this year because of the addition of two new centres and 75 new jobs. BSFB said it will be adding two more machining centres in 2015 and expects to add 15 more jobs.
This year alone, BSFB has produced more than one million brakes in a 12-month period.

“State-of-the-art production systems are vital as we continue to improve foundation brake technology and deliver high-performance solutions that meet and exceed federal Reduced Stopping Distance standards,” Dale said. “And our advancements in safety technology are playing a significant role in shaping this facility’s future.”

The company hopes the addition of a new assembly line will take place in 2016.


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