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STEMCO Changes Color of Genuine CentriFuse® Brake Drums to Combat Overseas Look-Alikes

LONGVIEW, Texas (September 29, 2015) ­– STEMCO, an EnPro Industries company (NYSE: NPO) and leading manufacturer of heavy-duty components and solutions for the commercial vehicle market, announces the launch of the industry-leading Genuine CentriFuse® brake drum product line in a new, unique blue color.

In recent years, overseas manufacturers have begun making brake drums that look like STEMCO Genuine CentriFuse® products, but do not perform nearly as well. This leads to customers not receiving the quality, reliability, safety and weight reduction they are used to when purchasing STEMCO products. The new color now protects the integrity of fleet managers’ investments by enabling them to easily distinguish genuine STEMCO brake drums from imitation products.

This change applies to Original CentriFuse®, CentriFuse® Lite and CentriFuse® Wide. CentriFuse® HD brake drums, which were changed from black to red in 2014, will continue being sold in their new red color.

Since 1929, STEMCO Genuine CentriFuse® brake drums have delivered industry-leading weight savings, exceptional durability, and superior performance. Their high-performance steel jacket and patented alloy braking surface is proven to resist issues that cause inferior, imitation brake drums to fail.

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With offices and manufacturing facilities in Texas, Georgia, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, California, Ohio, Canada and China, STEMCO is a leader in the technology and manufacture of commercial vehicle wheel end, braking and suspension components, as well as innovative tire & mileage solutions. STEMCO is an EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NPO) company. EnPro is a leader in the manufacture of sealing technologies and engineered products for use in critical applications by industries worldwide. For more information, visit the STEMCO website at

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