Meritor celebrated its 10 millionth trailer axle made in North America yesterday at its Frankfort, Ky. manufacturing facility. 

Today, the company has more than 50 different axles for use in a broad range of trailer applications. Meritors lightweight, durable and highly serviceable portfolio of trailer axles includes straight, drop and crank product offerings that can be customized for each customers specific trailer application needs.

"Since we opened our first facility dedicated to trailer products in Kenton, Ohio in 1948, Meritor has taken great pride in its American heritage," said Craig Frohock, general manager, North America Aftermarket & Trailer.

The milestone axle will be installed on a trailer manufactured by Wabash National and will ultimately become part of the Werner Enterprises fleet. Meritor axles are standard equipment on all Wabash trailers.

An axle commemorating the 10 millionth will be signed by all employees at the Frankfort plant and will become a permanent display at that facility.