The plant, which opened in 1999, remanufactures and manufactures new brake components and plays a major role in the commercial truck market. Responsible for nearly 50 percent of aftermarket brake shoe production, Meritor is the industry leader for brake shoes in North America.
"The 100-millionth brake shoe is symbolic," explained Gene Evans, site manager. "It represents the company's stability, dedication to quality, and years of building long-term relationships with customers and fleets."
Brake shoes are a critical safety component in drum brakes used to stop commercial vehicles and are therefore necessary in ensuring essential goods and services keep moving. The plant, which employs 250 team members, has safely continued with production throughout the COVID-19 outbreak in order to keep its customers on the road.
"One hundred million brake shoes in 21 years is a big deal. Reaching this milestone during a global pandemic, when the world is relying on trucks more than ever, is exceptional. This achievement is a testament to the efforts of the entire Meritor team to keep the world moving," said Eric Coffman, senior product manager.
To celebrate the milestone, the site hosted an event to thank Plainfield employees for their hard work and dedication.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 110-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 around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 7,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.
SOURCE Meritor, Inc.