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Ferrara Fire Apparatus selects Raydan’s Air Link as standard (August 23, 2004)

EDMONTON, Alta. -- Raydan Manufacturing Inc. recently announced that Ferrara Fire Apparatus has chosen the award-wi...

EDMONTON, Alta. — Raydan Manufacturing Inc. recently announced that Ferrara Fire Apparatus has chosen the award-winning Air Link air ride walking beam suspension as standard equipment on their 100′ and longer tandem axle aerial fire trucks.

“From a sales and engineering standpoint, we made the decision to put the Air Link on all of our larger and heavier tandem aerials, which include 100′ and 107′ rear and mid-mount units. We have enjoyed great success with the
Air Link and our customers love it,” commented Joel Domangue, Sales Manager with Ferrara Fire Apparatus.

The fire apparatus industry represents 20 per cent of Raydan’s revenue with an expected sales increase of 25 per cent for the next fiscal year. Ferrara, the U.S.’s fifth-largest fire truck manufacturer, has experienced rapid growth over the past twelve years that has brought them to a prominent position in the industry and made them a welcome addition to Raydan’s expanding customer base.

Ferrara is the fifth fire apparatus manufacturer to include the Air Link as standard equipment. Other leading manufacturers include Emergency One, Inc., Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., Sutphen Corp., and Spartan Chassis, Inc.
The Air Link suspension is also offered as an option by KME Fire Apparatus, Aerialscope Inc., American LaFrance Corp. and Saulsbury Fire Rescue.

The Air Link has been standard equipment with Link-Belt Cranes, Grove Worldwide and Terex Cranes since 1998 for both the front and rear of their truck crane models; and the fire rescue industry has also been quick to see the benefits of using the Air Link.

Raydan’s focus is now on the vocational truck market. The Air Link is currently offered as an option through Mack Trucks, Inc., Freightliner LLC,International Trucks and Western Star. Raydan continues to work closely with other truck OEMs to expand availability of its innovative products.

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