Carlisle's Motion Control Division (Motion Control) announced its plan to form a strategic partnership with Brake Resources Inc (BRI) of St. Louis MO. As part of this new partnership, Motion Control will consolidate its Altec brake shoe remanufacturing operation in Pittsburg KS into BRI's St. Louis area facility.
All current Altec equipment and technology will be moved from Pittsburg to BRI. The Altec remanufactured brake shoes produced through this partnership will continue to meet all current quality standards, including Altec's coining process and RustGard Technology. BRI is an ISO 9001:2000- and QS9000-compliant company.
Customer service functions will remain essentially unchanged by this move, all inquiries for the former Pittsburg facility will continue to be handled through Charlottesville VA. There is no change in operations or customer service for Altec's Brantford, Ontario facility.
Relocation of Altec's United States manufacturing facility will be complete within the next several months with no interruption or delay in products or services.