Bendix Spicer earns award for expansion

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Job growth at the Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake wheel-end production facility in Bowling Green, Ky., has earned the company a 2011 Business Expansion Award from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.

A joint venture between Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake added 221 full-time positions this year at the manufacturing facility, bringing the total roster through September to 334 employees. As many as 25 additional full-time jobs are expected to be added to the Bowling Green site by the end of 2011, the company says.

Since opening in 2007, BSFB’s Bowling Green facility has manufactured the full lineup of Bendix foundation brake products, including the Bendix Extended Service drum brake and Bendix ADB22 air disc brake. Bendix says BSFB this year added a new automated production line to the facility for the ADB22X, tripling the current capacity for its North American operation.

Each year, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expansion Awards recognize South Central Kentucky companies that have expanded their operations by investing capital and creating local jobs. The Chamber of Commerce recognized BSFB and 10 other companies at its 2011 Business and Industry Appreciation Banquet.

“We are honored to receive this award from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce,” says Aaron Schwass, director of the foundation brake group at Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake. “The recognition reflects our commitment to the community and the industry. As OEMs, fleets and owner-operators continue to look to BSFB for the best in wheel-end solutions, we look forward to continuing to expand our presence in Bowling Green.”