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Expanding Trailer Operations

Release date: 10/29/2019

For Immediate Release

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Mark Slingluff
Director Global Marketing and Communications

Hendrickson Expands Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems Operations.

WOODRIDGE, Ill. (October 2019) – Hendrickson broke ground in April, expanding their Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems operations in Northeastern Ohio. The new 35-acre plot is home to Hendrickson’s 6th trailer suspension plant. The new 180,000 square foot manufacturing facility will have the capacity to manufacture axles and suspensions for Heavy-Duty Class 8 vehicles. “This $50 million, state-of-the-art facility will increase capacity and aid in the support of North American customers as well as other Hendrickson divisions,” stated Gary Gerstenslager, president and CEO of Hendrickson.
“Hendrickson has a long history of manufacturing truck suspensions, beginning in Chicago in 1913. The Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems division, located on Industrial Place SW in Canton Ohio, was acquired from the Turner Quick Lift Company in 1987 and employed approximately 140 people at that time. Today, Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems employs more than 2,400 and has nine facilities in North America including the new soon-to-be facility in Ohio. “This new facility location was picked to share synergies between our trailer engineering team and our manufacturing staff with hands-on daily interaction.”  “This real-time feedback is invaluable in supplying our customers with the highest quality products possible,” stated Perry Bahr, vice president Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle System.
“Hendrickson has 35 locations world-wide, in 16 countries of which 22 are manufacturing facilities, five are R&D centers and eight are Sales/Distribution centers.  We consist of three core divisions; Truck and Specialty Products Vehicle Systems Division, both headquarter in Woodridge, Ill, and Trailer Commercial  Vehicle Systems headquarter in Canton, Ohio.  Hendrickson employs more than 6,000 people worldwide,” added Gerstenslager.
Hendrickson, a Boler company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle and brakes systems; tire pressure control systems; auxiliary lift axle systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; stabilizers; bumpers; and components to the global commercial transportation industry. Hendrickson, based in Woodridge, Ill., USA, continues to meet the needs of the transportation industry for more than 100 years. Visit Hendrickson at