TROY, Mich., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) is helping preserve two pieces of history with a contribution to the Remembrance Rescue Project, which is focused on restoring and preserving former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 from 9/11 – two of the first responder vehicles on the scene of the World Trade Center attacks almost 13 years ago.
Both rescue trucks now tour the country as a traveling memorial and educational effort designed to keep the memory alive of firefighters who died in the line of duty during the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
"We've been longtime suppliers of axles and brakes to fire engines in the United States and manufactured the original axles for Rescue 4 and Rescue 5, at our Newark, Ohio facility," said Krista Sohm, vice president, Communications. "We are proud to be one of Remembrance Rescue Project's preservation partners."
Employees from Meritor's Specialty and Aftermarket businesses and Engineering spent the past several days securing parts as well as inspecting and performing maintenance on the 21,500-pound front steer axle and the 46,000-pound rear tandem axle.
"Our maintenance efforts focused on using more fuel-efficient components to better serve Rescue 4 during its long-distance journey," said Tim Burns, vice president, Defense & Specialty, North America. "We hope our contribution will help keep Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 on the road for many years to come."
Meritor will present the Remembrance Rescue Project with the refurbished Rescue 4, replacement parts for both vehicles and a financial contribution during its Family Day event at its corporate headquarters in Troy, Michigan on Thursday, Aug. 14.
Rescue 4 will participate in the Woodward Dream Cruise before beginning a tour of the eastern United States. Rescue 5 is currently touring the West Coast.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at meritor.com.
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