The OEM Truck Business Unit of Webb Wheel Products Inc. has opened a facility to manufacture wheel ends for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The facility, located in Cullman, AL, will help the company to immediately address some of the product availability and material issues facing truck manufacturers, Webb Wheel said.
Webb Wheel will utilize the existing work force at a current Webb facility rather than face delays likely with a start up site, the company said in a news release. “The current and near term demand for wheel end products is so strong at the moment, it didn’t seem wise to us to wait to establish this business unit when we had this facility available to us,” said Ed Wentz, president of the OEM Truck Business Unit. “The truck OEM’s need the capacity now, not two years from now.”
The OEM Truck Business Unit will function autonomously, concentrating on serving OE truck manufacturers. The plant will manufacture hubs, drums and rotors.
Webb Wheel Products, Inc., headquartered in Cullman, AL, is a Marmon Highway Technologies company that manufactures hubs, brake drums, rotors and spoke wheels for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and buses.