Economic Development and Manufacturing

Vehicle supplier sells line

August 14, 2015
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Hadley Grandville
Hadley in Grandville makes components and systems for the commercial vehicle industry. Courtesy Hadley

A supplier to the commercial vehicle market announced the sale of one of its product lines earlier this month.

Hadley, which has its headquarters in Grandville, said it has sold its transit mirror product line and related operations to Safe Fleet, a division of The Sterling Group.

The company also announced this month that it would close down its remaining Elkhart, Indiana, interior manufacturing operations and relocate them to Grandville.

Hadley will continue to develop its full line of transit interiors, air horns, suspension controls and mirror systems for heavy-duty customers from its Grandville facility.

Transit mirror line

Hadley has produced the transit mirror from its Elkhart facility for the past 11 years.

The company leveraged its brand and technology to become the market leader for transit mirrors. The Elkhart-based team built a reputation for designing advanced mirror configurations, providing a safer experience for the driver and passengers, according to Thomas Bronz, Hadley president.

“The transit mirror operation is a vibrant business with a strong management and great opportunities,” he said.

About Safe Fleet

Safe Fleet is headquartered in Belton, Missouri, and operates businesses in the commercial vehicle market. Brands include: Pretoria, SMI, Prime Design, ROM, Bustin, SpecFlor, Transpec and FoamPro.

The Sterling Group has a 30-year history of supporting operational improvements by providing a network of organizational resources to its companies.

It currently has two other companies in Elkhart, giving Safe Fleet established ties to the people and local commerce there.

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