Stainless Steel Brakes Reborn in Western New York

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Source: SSBC-USA

ELMA, N.Y. – The former Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation (SSBC) founded in 1974 by George Jonas, grew into an industry powerhouse, widely recognized in the automotive aftermarket for their high-quality disc brake products.

After his retirement, ownership of the company changed hands and years of decline ensued. The once-great company known as Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation ceased operations in July of 2019.

Recently, the assets of Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation were wholly purchased by a private equity firm, Covenant Harbor Lights Holdings, LLC, through an Article 9 bank sale. 

This acquisition has paved the way for a debt-free and liability-free entity known as SSBC-USA now the home of American Stopping Power.

The new ownership and management team consists of industry professionals with decades-long experience in the areas of automotive, manufacturing, technology, innovation, customer service, logistics, and process.

Leveraging the same products and innovations, production has begun with a wide range of newly engineered, performance brake products with applications in the late model truck and SUV markets.  

SSBC-USA is an industry leader in drum–to–disc brake conversions and performance brakes upgrades. The company provides a wide selection of “MADE IN THE USA “disc brake products for popular GM, FORD and MOPAR muscle era cars and trucks. And now, high-performance caliper upgrades for the street and off-road performance markets including late-model trucks and SUVs have been added the company’s portfolio.

The company manufactures the original design Kelsey Hayes 4-piston caliper found on disc-brake equipped early Ford Mustangs and other cars from the mid 1960s.

New-product releases include the fully machined-billet aluminum 8-piston caliper series for ½, ¾ and 1- ton GM, Ford and Dodge trucks. These upgrade calipers feature stainless steel pistons and bleeders, with direct bolt-on installation to factory spindles and fit with the factory wheels and rotors. SSBC-USA’s new calipers can provide up to 30 percent more braking power with no install modification or factory hydraulic system changes.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.