Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems signed an agreement to purchase a 60-acre site in Avon, Ohio, to build its new headquarters.

The new location is just over 10 miles from the company’s current headquarters in Elyria, which Bendix has outgrown. A groundbreaking date has not yet been finalized and it still requires final approvals from state and local entities.

The company will continue to operate out of its Elyria headquarters until then. The eventual move will enable Bendix to expand its business further.

“Our new location allows Bendix to continue drawing from the skilled workforce in Northeast Ohio that has contributed so importantly to our success,” said Joe McAleese, Bendix chairman. “The site in Avon will not only allow us to remain in Lorain County, but will accommodate the expanded, updated facility required to maintain – and accelerate – the rapid growth we’ve experienced, particularly over the past dozen years."

More than 550 members of the organization’s 3,000 person workforce are employed in Elyria, overseeing the company’s research, development, engineering, testing, sales and marketing. Bendix established its Elyria headquarters in 1941, when the company was known as Bendix-Westinghouse.