EDMONTON, Alta. — Raydan Manufacturing, maker of the Air Link suspension, has moved into its new Baden, Ont. facility and closed its Alberta parts and service centre as part of a restructuring initiative.
The Baden facility, northwest of Kitchener, will be home to the company’s work on twin steer axles and chassis modifications for the vocational truck market. The company said the new, 10-bay facility will shorten wait times for customers in eastern and central markets.
Raydan management also said the “added convenience of servicing OEMs and end-users in their own backyard will provide opportunities for the company to maximize the potential of its engineering team.”
The company blamed the poor performance of its Edmonton parts and service centre for recent operating losses. The closure of that facility will free up funds for ongoing operations, the company said in a statement.
“The convenience for our customers is now secure no matter where they are located,” said Ray English, president and CEO of Raydan. “Focusing on our core values in product development, manufacturing, chassis modifications and military applications in both Alberta and Ontario allows us to maximize our resources to deliver our products to our customers in a timely and cost-effective manner.”
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