CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Aug. 3, 2016) — Heavy-duty commercial vehicle components maker STEMCO L.P.'s factory in Chattanooga has manufactured its 10 millionth CentriFuse brake drum.
The company, an EnPro Industries Inc. subsidiary, introduced CentriFuse steel jacketed brake drums to the market in 1929, boasting they “provide longer life and weigh less than standard cast brake drums.”
Early applications included passenger vehicles and World War II military aircraft and ground vehicles. Today, according to STEMCO, its brakes and components are widely specified and used in the commercial trucking industry.
“This 10 million milestone is a landmark moment for us at STEMCO, as well as for the commercial trucking industry,” said Jim Reis, vice president of STEMCO Brake Products group.