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Link Mfg Adds Sioux Center, Iowa, Manufacturing-Training Facility

04/02/2021
Link Mfg Ltd., a leader in specialty-engineered suspensions, started construction on a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and training facility at its Sioux Center Campus in Sioux Center, Iowa. The project is expected to result in the hiring of up to 50 more workers.

The new space will allow Link to add and reconfigure manufacturing cells to accommodate the company’s new, broader product line. The Plant 4 space will help Link as it turns more and more of its attention to engineering and manufacturing suspension control technologies. A Tier-1 supplier, the company currently employs more than 200 staff members.

“This is the beginning of a new chapter in Link’s 41-year history, made even more economically impactful to our city, state and industry through our recent Hadley acquisition,” said Jim Huls, president of Link Manufacturing. “The contemporary new space will enable the company to better manage its suspension, suspension control and specialty products business and anticipated growth across new and existing product sectors. And the integrated training facility will help us to provide continuing education to our existing workforce, and educate new staff on the latest in today’s high-tech manufacturing techniques.

As a Tier-1 supplier to major heavy-duty commercial truck manufacturers, Link originally made a name for itself with the introduction of the Cabmate premium cab suspension in 1980. The Cabmate vastly improved safety and comfort in Class 7 and 8 cabs, and Link became the global leader in cab suspensions, with its 2 millionth Cabmate rolling off the assembly line in 2019.

“Sioux Center is located near the geographic center of the country and keeps Link within easy reach of major transportation routes and thus the OEMs and secondary markets we serve,” Huls said. “Sioux Center has been good for Link and we believe that Link has been good for Sioux Center. Our roots are here and our town, our company and our customers all benefit from our Northwest Iowa values and work ethic.”

As a Tier-1 supplier to major heavy-duty commercial truck manufacturers, Link originally made a name for itself with the introduction of the Cabmate premium cab suspension in 1980. The Cabmate vastly improved safety and comfort in Class 7 and 8 cabs, and Link became the global leader in cab suspensions, with its 2 millionth Cabmate rolling off the assembly line in 2019.

Link’s newest and most advanced version of its popular Cabmate features Link’s Road-Optimized Innovations technology, delivering a new level of ride quality that dynamically responds in real time to road and weather conditions. Link’s ROI Cabmate Cab Suspension is just the first in what is expected to be an entirely new class of suspension control systems, driven in part by the company’s revolutionary ROI technology.

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