Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has opened a 51,000-square-foot addition to its Huntington (IN) Distribution Center. The new building provides 20% more floor space to accommodate business growth.
Executives from both the corporate office in Ohio and global headquarters in Germany participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local plant employees to officially open the facility. Terry Abbett, mayor of Huntington, presented plant officials with a key to the city.
Integration of aftermarket brake components for Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC, the Bendix joint venture with Dana Corp, helped spur the facility's expansion. In addition, the facility is expanding its employee cafeteria, building an employee fitness center, and adding an internal office complex to house a new training center.
Bendix employs more than 400 people at its Huntington operations and contributes approximately $13 million per year to the area's economy.