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Bendix Brake Shoe Reman Facility Gets $3.2M Upgrade

HUNTINGTON, IN — Bendix has upgraded its brake shoe remanufacturing facility in Huntington, Indiana to increase capacity and capability.

“The Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center grew from our desire to provide reman brake shoes offering the durability, reliability, performance, and extended lining life expected of original equipment,” said Henry Foxx, Bendix director of remanufactured products.

The company spent $3.2 million to upgrade the 74,000-square-foot plant, which can now handle start-to-finish brake remanufacturing and can produce several million brake shoes annually.

A key part of the upgrade was to the coining process, which returns brake shoes to the original specifications of the manufacturer.

Foxx said that more fleets and owner-operators were turning to remanufactured brake shoes and that the upgrades were designed to meet that need.

The upgrades also include a self-contained salvage and de-lining area to prevent contaminates from reaching the painting and riveting process. There are four new automated de-liners that will improve accuracy of the process and reduce the chance of accidental shoe damage.

There will also be a 2,000-square-foot paint line that can handle 500 parts per hour.

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