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Link Mfg., a manufacturer of specialty-engineered suspensions, suspension controls and air management products and a Tier 1 supplier to heavy-duty commercial truck manufacturers, announced it opened two new facilities.
Link’s 50,000-square-foot Plant 4 manufacturing and training facility is located at the company’s Sioux Center, Iowa, headquarters, and its new 15,000-square-foot suspension controls engineering center is located in Grand Rapids, Mich.
“The new Sioux Center and Grand Rapids facilities reflect the growth and momentum Link has continued to enjoy leading up to and following its recent suspension controls product line acquisition,” Link President Jim Huls said in a release.
In March 2021, Link reported it acquired the valve and suspension control product lines and related expertise from Hadley Products Corp. — a manufacturer and supplier to commercial truck, bus, RV, military and specialty vehicle markets since the 1940s.
“Link’s strategic focus on suspension, suspension controls and specialty products helped drive our expansion initiatives, and these new spaces will enable us to comfortably manage the positive impact as we continue our 42-year evolution,” Huls said.
Link’s Plant 4 in Sioux Center is now the manufacturing core for all of the company’s mechanical and electronic air management products.
Link’s Michigan location will focus on new product prototype testing and validation, the company noted. New capabilities include temperature and humidity cycle testing, submersion testing, tension elongation and compression testing, pressure, leak and life cycle testing, and optical comparison testing. The company will also perform warranty testing for all valve and suspension control products at the facility.
Link also maintains engineering and manufacturing facilities in Nisku, Alberta. — Transport Topics
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