Hendrickson, Itasca IL, has announced the launch of Hendrickson Parts North America, a stand-alone division for the commercial vehicle parts aftermarket.
Paul LaMantia will serve as the division's general manager. The division will be headquartered at the existing Hendrickson facility at Woodridge IL. LaMantia leads a separate management team with responsibility for the truck, trailer, auxiliary axle, and steel spring aftermarket.
Current plans include building an improved parts distribution infrastructure and establishment of management and field sales teams. Plans call for the division to be fully operational by January 2007.