Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher joined Hendrickson officials in breaking ground for a $24.3 million trailer suspension plant in Pulaski County.
Expected to open this summer and bring 120 new jobs, the plant will occupy a 160,000-square-foot facility on 19 acres in Somerset’s Valley Oak Industrial Park, where it will produce trailer axles and trailer air suspensions for the heavy-duty transportation industry.
Somerset will be Hendrickson’s second facility in Kentucky. In 1998, Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems opened a plant in Lebanon.
The Somerset plant becomes the sixth manufacturing plant for Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems headquartered in Canton, Ohio, a business unit of Hendrickson based in Itasca, Ill. Other trailer suspension facilities include a plant and research and development center at Canton; plants in Mitchell, S.D., Lebanon, Ind., Clarksville, Tenn., and Lugoff, S.C., and distribution centers in Canada and Mexico.