Trademark gives Webb ammo to prevent counterfeit commercial brake drums

Oct. 17, 2006

The Federal Registration Trademark obtained by Webb Wheel Products Inc. recently was recorded with the United States Customs Service for monitoring. This step will enable the company and its representatives to actively investigate and pursue legal action against importers who use registered part numbers on Webb brake drums manufactured outside the U.S.

Webb Wheel Products says it will take the appropriate action to stop the importation and sale of all counterfeit brake drums if the need arises. All aftermarket distribution channels will be audited periodically to ensure products bearing the Webb part numbers have been produced in the company's U.S. facilities under its quality standards.

All Webb brake drums are produced in U.S. facilities and are routinely tested to ensure they meet or exceed the criteria as set forth by the FMVSS 121 stopping distance regulations, as well as the company's own stringent quality standards.

In addition to the part number, the Webb cast-in name is clearly visible on brake drums manufactured and distributed by Webb Wheel Products. End users and distributors should look for these marks to assure the products are meeting the demands of the heavy duty industry.

Webb Wheel Products, headquartered in Cullman, Ala., manufactures hubs, brake drums, and rotors for medium and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and buses.