Cloyes Reacquires Arkansas Factory That It Opened In 1963

Cloyes Reacquires Arkansas Factory That It Opened In 1963

American Axle & Manufacturing owned the plant following its 2017 acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group, which included Cloyes.

Cloyes Gear and Products has reacquired the Paris, Arkansas, manufacturing plant that it opened in 1963.

American Axle & Manufacturing owned the plant following its 2017 acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group, which included Cloyes. In April 2018, Hidden Harbor Capital Partners acquired Cloyes and immediately started the process of purchasing the Paris plant to continue Cloyes’ nearly 100-year manufacturing history in the United States.

“Cloyes came to Paris in 1963 and has been a big part of the town’s economy for more than 56 years. Many of our employees have worked for Cloyes their entire adult life and have more than 30 years of seniority with the company,” said Steve Fairbanks, vice president of manufacturing for Cloyes. “It is a huge advantage for our company to be able to stay in this area and retain our employees’ skill set and wealth of knowledge. It is also a great opportunity for the town to maintain high-paying manufacturing jobs, which coincidentally are closely linked to jobs that our local career center is preparing our young and upcoming workforce for.”

​The 155,000-square-foot manufacturing plant produces highly machined powertrain gears, sprockets and idler assemblies for automotive OEMs, the automotive aftermarket and marine and high-performance applications. The plant’s key processes include machining, hobbing and shaping, heat treatment and finishing. The facility is home to a quality and metrology laboratory that supports manufacturing and engineering product development.

“Our team is focused on growing the Cloyes brand and business, which is evident with our continued investments in marketing, sales personnel, global expansion, manufacturing and overall operations,” said John Bohenick, CEO of Fort Smith-based Cloyes. “Cloyes, the management team and the owners are committed to our customers, the communities we work and live in, our people and to the betterment of the industries we serve. We will continue to work to be a leading supplier by providing exceptional products, quality and service to all customers.”

You May Also Like

Cloyes Celebrates Safety Milestone At Fort Smith DC

Employees at the facility achieved 17 consecutive years without a lost-time accident.

Employees at the Cloyes Gear and Products
distribution center in Fort Smith, Arkansas, recently celebrated 17 consecutive
years without a lost-time accident, the longest period ever at a Cloyes
manufacturing plant or distribution center. 

“Our engaged employees create a culture of safety, teamwork, and continuous improvement for the benefit of the company and the communities we live and work in,” said Dave Haley, senior vice president of operations for Cloyes. “One of our company values is to be fully committed to employee health and safety, and our employees in Fort Smith certainly live up to that value every day.”

Cloyes Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality-management system.

Peterson Manufacturing Celebrates 75 Years

Today, as one of the world’s leading safety-lighting manufacturers, Peterson can boast a proud history of keeping “Solutions on the Move” in a competitive industry, the company noted.

Lucas Oil Products Extends And Expands Partnership With PBR

Lucas Oil’s partnership includes the Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour.

Walker Products Expands Engine Management Program For 2020

Available for immediate sales in Q1 2020, these additions expand coverage for the North American market, ranging from domestic, European and Asian vehicle manufacturers.

Other Posts

Bosch Completes Sensor Portfolio For Automated Driving

The new Bosch sensor will cover both long and close ranges – on highways and in the city.

SK Professional Tools Announces Tech-Friendly Financing Option Through E-Commerce Site

The new payment gateway on SK’s e-commerce site provides techs with a responsible option to budget for what they need and avoid overspending through manageable payments.

AAM Supplies Key Driveline Technology For 2019 Ram Heavy Duty And 2019 Ram Chassis Cab Trucks

AAM’s all-new, larger 12-inch rear axle and either a 9.25-inch or 10.5-inch front axle are designed to enable higher gross combined axle weight and payload ratings up to a 35,100 pounds of towing capacity and 7,680 pounds of payload, said the company.

Winners Of Akebono’s ‘Guess The Number’ Contest At AAPEX Announced

The contest was developed to bring awareness to a recent product expansion, that Akebono now offers abutment clip hardware for all popular applications across all three brands; ProACT, EURO and Akebono Performance, totaling more than 400 part numbers.