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.