BOWLING GREEN, KY—Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC has begun construction on a 130,000-square-foot expansion of its wheel-end assembly plant here. The $65 million addition will increase air disc brake production capacity to keep pace with accelerating customer demand in North America.

Bendix is expanding on nearly 8.5 acres immediately adjacent to its existing 302,000-square-foot factory. Among other improvements, the expansion will add a new bracket welding machine, a third disc brake assembly line, four caliper machining centers, engineering test capability, and an on-site medical clinic and wellness center.

The facility employs more than 400 people across three shifts. Completion of the expansion is expected by the end of 2020.