Hendrickson ground-breaking

Hendrickson expands Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems ops

Hendrickson is expanding its Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems operations in Northeastern Ohio after purchasing 35 acres from the 325-acre Stark County Farm property.

The land will be home to the company’s sixth trailer suspension plant.

“This $50 million, state-of-the-art facility will support local and Canadian customers, as well as other Hendrickson divisions,” said Gary Gerstenslager, president and CEO of Hendrickson. “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.”

Hendrickson said the planned 180,000-square-foot facility will employ a full-time workforce of nearly 300 associates when 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,” said Perry Bahr, vice president of Hendrickson’s Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems. “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.”

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