Raydan expands chassis division, opens new facility

Raydan Manufacturing Inc. announced the expansion of its chassis modification division and the opening of a new tandemization facility in response to increased demand for the company's proprietary Air Link suspension system and other services.

Raydan, having reached maximum operating capacity at its Nisku facility in Alberta, Canada, has acquired a 6,000-square-foot facility and is constructing a 12,000-square-foot building on its present site.

"In the last two years we have seen a significant increase in the demand for tandemizations and modifications, as well as accelerated growth in our manufacturing division, and this new facility will allow us to efficiently meet all our customer's needs," said Ray English, President and CEO at Raydan.

"Raydan has received an enthusiastic response to the Air Link air ride walking beam suspension for tandem steer since we released it to the US and Canadian markets, and as a result, we have tandemization projects booked through October. The demand for tandem vocational trucks is continually growing in a wide variety of applications, including oilfield service, redi-mix, and refuse, and we intend to ensure that Raydan continues to meet this growing interest.

"Demand for the tandem rear Air Link has also greatly increased, and we've responded by increasing our engineering staff and adding a second shift on the production line. The larger building will also alleviate the need for additional storage space and incorporate room for updated paint and packaging components."

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