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STEMCO LP
www.stemco.com / HQ: Longview, Texas / Specialty: Commercial vehicle components / Todd
Anderson, president: "We are passionate in our vision of making the roadways safer."

stemco's goal is to maintain
quality and consistency
while also being innovative.

Safer Roadways
stemco is committed to providing the commercial vehicle market with advanced solutions.

In the commercial vehicle industry, high quality component parts
and systems are paramount to fleet
safety, performance, fuel efficiency
and return on investment. Since 1951,
Specialized Truck Equipment Manufacturing Company (STEMCO) has
been a key manufacturer and supplier
of innovative, high performance commercial vehicle solutions.
The company is an operating unit
of EnPro Industries and has manufacturing facilities in Berea, Ky.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Longview, Texas; Millington, Mich.; Rome, Ga.; San Luis
Potosi, Mexico; and Suzhou, China.
"We are passionate in our vision of
making the roadways safer," STEM150

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CO President Todd Anderson says.
"Our business model is centered
on fleet safety, trust, training, support, customer-driven solutions and
focused innovation. These critical
elements comprise our strategy to
strengthen the base of our business
while expanding and growing."
STEMCO is committed to growth
both organically through new product development and inorganically
through acquisitions focused on product adjacencies. For the past 10 years,
the company has launched more than
30 new products into the commercial
vehicle market. Since 2008, STEMCO
has also acquired a number of companies that have expanded the product

South

portfolio in a significant way. These
acquisitions include V.W. Kaiser, the
manufacturer of Kaiser kingpins;
Rome Tool & Die, manufacturers of
brake shoes; Crewson, a provider of
automatic brake adjusters; and Motor Wheel, manufacturers of genuine
CentriFuse® brake drums.
In early 2015, STEMCO acquired
ATDynamics, including the TrailerTail® line of rear tail trailer fairings
that increase fuel efficiency and improve stability and visibility for drivers. STEMCO also purchased the air
springs division of Veyance Technologies, which includes the Goodyear®
brand of air springs. STEMCO continues to operate the former Veyance air
springs plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and a research and development
facility in Fairlawn, Ohio.
STEMCO also recently completed
a new state-of-the-art commercial air
spring research and development facility in Fairlawn.

Manufacturing Excellence
"To maintain quality and consistency amidst innovation and change,
STEMCO places a high priority on
manufacturing excellence and the rigorous execution of lean principles,"
Vice President of Global Operations
Carlos Masters explains. "STEMCO
has been applying lean principles for
more than 20 years."
From a corporate perspective, the
company employs the EnPro Manufacturing Learning System (EMLS),
a comprehensive assembly of manufacturing principles and industry
best practices. EMLS is an important
tool for the way business is conducted at STEMCO, as it combines what
is known as the dual bottom line philosophy into one manageable system.
The philosophy recognizes the importance of business financial results


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