Link completes Raydan acquisition; will continue offering Raydan products

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EDMONTON, Alta. — Having completed its acquisition of Raydan Manufacturing, Link Suspensions of Canada says it will continue to offer Raydan products.

Link said in a release that its acquisition of Raydan expands its reach into the heavy- and medium-duty truck and trailer markets as well as other commercial and vocational markets.

Raydan will operate as a division of Link Suspensions of Canada and will continue to produce its products and provide chassis modifications from its Nisku, Alta. facility. Link will provide engineering, manufacturing and management support from its headquarters in Sioux Center, Iowa, the company announced.

Raydan produces the Air Link walking beam suspension, Easy Slider sliding kingpin system and the Air Link for tandem steer applications.

“For more than 20 years, Raydan has filled industry requests for twin steer and heavy-haul applications for specialty and vocational trucks and trailers on wreckers, fire and rescue vehicles and for military, construction, cranes, oil field service, and refuse applications,” said Ray English, Raydan founder and general sales manager for the new Raydan division. “We are proud of our accomplishments and capabilities, and we look forward to continuing our growth with Link.”

“I am pleased to welcome the Raydan team to the Link family,” added Jim Huls, Link vice-president and general manager. “Their solid reputation of service and support to their customers through their highly reliable products, specialized capabilities, and commitment to meeting customers’ needs fits Link’s culture perfectly. This acquisition further strengthens Link’s overall family of products and capabilities and will benefit our expanded customer base. Moving forward, Link and Raydan customers will enjoy increased access to engineering and manufacturing capabilities, exceptional sales and service support, tried and proven product lines, and a strong commitment to customer service.”

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