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Congressman Marlin Stutzman visits Bendix

Posted: Friday, August 16, 2013

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC hosted U.S. Representative Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., at its Huntington production facility on Monday, July 22. Stutzman toured the state-of-the-art facility, met with its leaders to discuss issues affecting the commercial vehicle industry and learned about key parts of the Huntington operation, including the growth of its remanufacturing efforts. The visit was part of the company’s ongoing efforts to educate lawmakers on the impact its operations have on the commercial vehicle industry and the communities where they are located.

Bendix is the North American leader in the development and manufacture of leading edge active safety and braking system technologies. Operating in Huntington for more than 30 years, Bendix employs more than 400 Indiana residents and is one of Huntington County’s largest employers. The Huntington site began its first remanufacturing operation in 1980 and now comprises four facilities, including manufacturing and assembly sites, as well as Bendix’s primary North American distribution center.

“Bendix has been a positive force in Huntington for more than three decades, and I was pleased to see during my visit that the company remains as committed as ever to growing and strengthening its business and presence in the community,” Stutzman said. “Huntington’s employees and facilities are a great example of Indiana’s talent, innovation and cutting-edge manufacturing capabilities.”

Bendix has more than 35 years’ experience in remanufacturing commercial vehicle compressors, air dryers and valves. The Huntington facility also includes the Bendix Brake Shoe Remanufacturing Center.

By salvaging key components of returned products and reassembling them with other salvaged and new components, Bendix provides remanufactured products that meet original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specifications and ensure availability even in peak demand years. Bendix engineers also use components originally manufactured by other brands to bring remanufactured parts as close as possible to their OEM specifications.

Remanufacturing also reduces Bendix’s environmental impact by lessening the energy use and carbon dioxide output associated with the fabrication of new parts. “We were glad to host Congressman Stutzman, and to continue our efforts to keep our representatives updated on the great work we do in Huntington and at other Bendix facilities,” said Fred Andersky, director of government and industry affairs at Bendix. “We appreciated his interest in our people and operations and the opportunity to reinforce how the economic decisions made in Washington, D.C., can impact our industry, and in turn, our plants and employees across North America.”

About Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems: a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group, develops and supplies leading-edge active safety technologies, energy management solutions, and air brake charging and control systems and components under the Bendix® brand name for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, trailers, buses and other commercial vehicles throughout North America. An industry pioneer, employing more than 2,700 people, Bendix is driven to deliver solutions for improved vehicle safety, performance and overall operating cost. Bendix is headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, with manufacturing plants in Bowling Green, Kentucky; Huntington, Indiana and Acuña, Mexico. For more information, call 1-800-AIR-BRAKE (800) 247-2725) or visit To learn more about career opportunities at Bendix, visit Follow Bendix on Twitter at Log on and learn from the Bendix experts at