Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


June 21, 2012

Plainfield company continues to expand

Meritor celebrates $2.7 million in plant upgrades



Wolma and a team of the Meritor administrative team also spoke to industry media about remanufacturing itself and about the quality of the company’s aftermarket products.

The Plainfield site remanufactures commercial truck components, which preserves raw materials. More than 30,000 tons of metal are recycled annually in Meritor’s remanufacturing operations worldwide, and the company recycles 90 percent of all waste from operations. More than 40,000 tons of cores, or original components, are processed at Meritor remanufacturing facilities annually.

This is a green initiative or the “ultimate” in recycling. They take a part that has been used, and bring it back to a standardized process using their core management standards.

“We believe we can show vehicle operators the value of our remanufactured product,” said Tim Bauer, director of Undercarriage Products for Meritor. “And we will have a four-hour (delivery) guarantee nationwide for our products. When a customer needs a product, we need to have it where they need it when they need it.”

Wolma added, “Trucking operations of all sizes are realizing the real value of remanufactured parts. Not just in terms of straight cost, which can be 30 percent less, but also in terms of the quality which remanufactured parts bring to their bottom line.”

In July, the facility is schedule to begin a trailer axle remanufacturing line.

Bauer spoke about the new venture for the Plainfield plant.

“We will be able to remanufacture 25 axles a day,” he said.

The Plainfield facility currently has about 400 employees and the staff is in the process of hiring more than 40 new employees to fill the new positions on the axle line.

Meritor entered the remanufacturing business in 1982 at its Florence, Ky., national parts distribution center with drive axle differentials. That operation later moved to Plainfield. In 2007, Meritor purchased Mascot Truck Parts, a remanufacturer of all-makes of differentials, manual transmissions, drivelines, and searing gears.

Mascot had a strong reputation in Canada and has a 29-location network of distribution centers across the United States and Canada. That is how the company can make a four-hour guarantee to customers. Those locations are stocked with products that can be shipped immediately.

For more information on Meritor, visit the company’s website at www.meritor.com.


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