Hendrickson building suspension plant

Kentucky Gov Ernie Fletcher joined Hendrickson officials in breaking ground for a $24.3 million trailer suspension plant in Pulaski County recently.

Expected to open this summer and bring 120 new jobs, the plant will occupy a 160,000-square-foot facility on 19 acres in Somerset's Valley Oak Industrial Park. It will produce trailer axles and trailer air suspensions for the heavy-duty transportation industry. Somerset will be Hendrickson's second facility in Kentucky.

The Somerset plant becomes the sixth manufacturing plant for Hendrickson Trailer Suspension Systems, headquartered in Canton OH, a business unit of Itasca IL-based Hendrickson. Other trailer suspension facilities include a plant and research and development center at Canton; plants in Mitchell SC, Lebanon IN, Clarksville TN, and Lugoff SC; and distribution centers in Canada and Mexico.

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