Link Cuts Ribbon for 50,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing and Training Facility and Brings Satellite Suspension Control Engineering Center Online

Link’s expanding footprint in Iowa and Michigan gives it the advantage of continued growth, innovation and industry presence.
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa, April 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Link Mfg., Ltd., a leader in specialty engineered suspension, suspension control and air management products, and a major heavy duty commercial A Tier 1 manufacturer of trucks, has officially opened two new facilities.Link’s 50,000-square-foot Plant 4 manufacturing and training facility is located on the company’s campus in Sioux Center, Iowa, and its new suspension control engineering center is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Both locations will help Link accommodate its recent growth in staffing, manufacturing capabilities, engineering, software development and sales.
“The new SU Center and Grand Rapids facility reflect the growth and momentum Link continues to enjoy before and after its recent acquisition of the suspension control product line,” said Jim Huls, President of Link Manufacturing. “Link’s commitment to suspension, suspension control and The strategic focus on specialty products has helped drive our expansion plans, and these new spaces will allow us to easily navigate the positive impact as we continue our 42-year journey.”
Link’s factory 4 in the heart of Su is now the manufacturing core for all of the company’s mechanical and electronic air management products, including its SmartValve electronic altitude control system and Smart Air Management System (SAMS) dynamic air suspension control technology.The target area of ​​the building is temperature controlled, which is critical to the precision fabrication and assembly of the air management system’s many sensitive valves and electronic components.
The lightweight manufacturing space also gives Link extensive flexibility to configure new manufacturing cells for other products as needed.The new Plant 4 will also serve as Link’s new integrated transportation and receiving hub, continuing to take advantage of Iowa’s proximity to the country’s geographic center and major transportation corridors.
“Our new ‘Collaborative Team Room’ is also located in Factory 4 and will be used for large corporate gatherings, corporate events, continuing education and new employee onboarding,” Huls said.”And we’ve recently done more onboarding, adding 50 new local employees to align with and look forward to the opening of Su Central Factory 4.”
Link’s new 15,000-square-foot Suspension Control Engineering Center in Grand Rapids will help focus on a new portion of Link’s product engineering team dedicated to developing and expanding Link’s growing range of suspension control technologies.Experts at the new location will also be involved in the integration of the company’s SmartValve and SAMS air management systems with Link’s Road Optimisation Innovations (ROI) technology.
The expertise of Michigan employees in electrical engineering, software development, testing and sales will help expand Link’s overall capabilities and effectiveness.The Grand Rapids location also puts Link in physical proximity to a rich industry talent pool as the company continues to expand its focus into complete vehicle suspension control for the commercial vehicle market.With its online properties in Michigan, Link will continue to expand its business into the medium and heavy duty truck, tractor, trailer, coach, bus, shuttle, recreational vehicle and specialty vehicle markets.
The new suspension control engineering center will also enhance Link’s world-class testing capabilities.Link’s Iowa facility is certified to the IATF 16949 standard, and its Michigan facility will focus on new product prototype testing and validation.New capabilities include temperature and humidity cycling testing, immersion testing, tensile and compression testing, pressure, leak and life cycle testing, and optical comparison testing.The company will also conduct warranty testing of all valve and suspension control products at the plant.
In addition to the original SU Center location and the new Grand Rapids Center, Link has engineering and manufacturing facilities in Nisku, Alberta, Canada.The company currently has more than 250 team members.
“Link’s expansion in the Sioux Center and Grand Rapids shows that it has deeper roots in the heart of Iowa, even as it continues to exert new gravitational influences near the center of the commercial vehicle universe,” Huls said.”Starting with the revolutionary cab suspension in 1980, ROI technology in 2019 and the acquisition of smart air management capabilities in 2021 are continuing to drive growth and culminate in a new vehicle suspension and suspension control system. ”
Link products can be ordered through Link’s nationwide network of dealers.For more information on Link products or to find a dealer, please call (800) 222-6283 or visit
To access high-resolution images of Link’s new facilities in Iowa and Grand Rapids, Michigan, visit
About Link Mfg., Ltd. Link develops and manufactures a wide range of suspension, suspension control and specialty air management products designed to meet the unique needs of the commercial vehicle, trailer, coach, bus, shuttle, recreational and specialty vehicle markets Demand.Link is the global leader in heavy-duty truck cab air suspension, marketed under the Cabmate brand.The company is also a leading innovator in vehicle air management and dynamic air suspension control technology under the brand names SmartValve, Smart Air Management Systems (SAMS) and Road Optimized Innovations (ROI).Link Mfg., Ltd. has manufacturing bases in the United States and Canada, and distribution points in Europe. It is an IATF 16949 and ISO 14001:2015 (EMS) certified company, and its main products include cabs, auxiliary and chassis suspensions. frame, including heavy duty occupation, off-highway and air suspension management technology.Link also manufactures specialty products such as the Cat’s Eye brand of tire pressure monitoring and equalization systems, ramps and other products designed to increase the productivity of commercial vehicles.For more information on how to drive Link to great performance, visit
Link, Cabmate, Road Optimized Innovation and ROI are registered trademarks of Link Mfg., Ltd.SmartValve and Smart Air Management System are trademarks of Link Mfg., Ltd.
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