Meritor Builds 10 Millionth North American-Made Trailer Axle
FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 30, 2013
FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Meritor (NYSE: MTOR) celebrated
its 10 millionth trailer axle made in North America today at its Frankfort,
Ky. manufacturing facility.
"This is an important milestone that underscores Meritor's long heritage of
providing innovative, market-leading products," said Pedro Ferro, vice
president and president, Aftermarket & Trailer. "Our experience in designing
and manufacturing trailer components puts us at the forefront of axle
Today, the company has more than 50 different axles for use in a broad range
of trailer applications. Meritor's lightweight, durable and highly serviceable
portfolio of trailer axles includes straight, drop and crank product offerings
that can be customized for each customer's specific trailer application needs.
"We are proud that Meritor trailer axles are produced using American-made
steel, formed into American-made tubing and fabricated into finished axles in
our Frankfort, Ky. plant," said Craig Frohock, general manager, North America
Aftermarket & Trailer. "Since we opened our first facility dedicated to
trailer products in Kenton, Ohio in 1948, Meritor has taken great pride in its
American heritage, as well as in offering the most complete commercial axle
portfolio with a wide breadth of solutions for global trailer applications."
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.
"Reaching this milestone is a testament to the Frankfort workforce and their
commitment to building products that deliver superior results," said Brett
Fisher, Frankfort site manager. "Meritor's trailer products are manufactured
to the very highest quality standards to provide a reliable and long-lasting
solution for customers around the globe."
Meritor trailer systems and components are backed by Meritor's
industry-competitive warranty, global services and support from the nationwide
About Meritor, Inc.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking
and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets.With
more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer
superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves
commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket
customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United
States, and is made up of more than 9,000 diverse employees who apply their
knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint
ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common
stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR.
For important information, visit the company's website at meritor.com.
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