Hendrickson is expanding its Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems operations in Northeastern Ohio, purchasing a 35-acre plot of land to build its sixth trailer suspension plant.
The $50 million facility will support local and Canadian customers as well as other Hendrickson divisions. It will be built on a 35-acre site that was purchased from a more than 325-acre parcel of the Stark County Farm property.
"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," said Gary Gerstenslager, president and CEO of Hendrickson. When completed and fully operational, this 180,000 square foot facility will employ a full-time workforce of nearly 300.
Hendrickson anticipates groundbreaking to take place in April 2019, with completion of the facility in the first quarter of 2020.
“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," said Perry Bahr, vice president Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems.