“Buy American” Drives Opportunities for FDP

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Source:  FDP Friction Science announcement

TAPPAHANNOCK, Va.  –The “Buy American” movement spurred by President Joe Biden’s recent executive order, to support United States manufacturers opens new opportunities for FDP Friction Science to serve government and fleet vehicles with premium brake pads made in the U.S.A.

FDP Friction Science, based in Virginia, provides premium quality brake kits, calipers, rotors, brake pads and all the hardware for today’s most popular vehicles, from daily drivers to SUVs as well as light trucks. This line of brakes is all backed by a national warranty, engineering excellence and decades of production experience.

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The brake pads are manufactured in the U.S. using a proprietary green production process by a company with more than 50 years of experience in friction science.

Calipers are remanufactured in North America, and today a majority of that manufacturing process has returned to the United States, bringing important manufacturing jobs back to the American economy.

“We’re very proud to have manufactured our brake pads in Virginia for many years,” said John Carney, vice president of sales for FDP Friction Science. “We employ some 150 team members at our facility and contribute to hundreds of additional jobs in the community as well as incremental economic impact. We look forward to supporting the ‘Buy American’ movement to rebuild American manufacturing and help all U.S. manufacturers compete against global competitors.”

FDP Friction Science noted that they have a full assortment of U.S.A. made brake pads and shoes available to meet replacement needs on the standard sedans, SUVs, vans and trucks used in government and fleet programs as well as consumer vehicles, perfect for the “Buy American” movement.

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About FDP Friction Science

FDP Friction Science was born in 1969 and with it the company’s passion for friction and braking technology. From its decades of experience as an original-equipment brake supplier, through growth and acquisitions to its modern industry today, the company’s sole focus is making braking as safe and reliable as possible.

FDP Friction Science, with global headquarters and manufacturing in Tappahannock, Va., and a research and development facility in Morrisville, N.J. and approximately 200 employees, is a global supplier of disc pads and brake shoes. Our clients include OEMs, retailers, warehouse distributors, exporters and other brake manufacturers.

FDP leaves nothing to chance, subjecting its processes to the tightest quality controls, and its products to the most extensive lab and road testing available. Ultimately, the company’s focus on safety and reliability results in higher-quality, longer-lasting products. FDP pads and shoes do not just ensure a higher degree of safety, they also deliver a better long-term value.

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