FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The thriving North American light-truck market has single-handedly charted a course for aggressive regional growth for Akebono Corp., the Tokyo-based brake-pad specialist. In 1998, Akebono had five dynamometers for brake testing in Farmington Hills, MI; it will have 21 by year's end. Pickups and SUVs come in every imaginable shape and size, and each one is dynamically unique, with vastly different stopping characteristics. Disc brakes continue to gain in ...

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