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Company Overview of Link Manufacturing, Ltd.

Company Overview

Link Manufacturing, Ltd. engineers, designs, manufactures, and supplies cab suspensions to commercial and consumer vehicle manufacturers. Its products include cab air suspension systems, liftable suspensions, tire pressure maintenance systems, and deer shields. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Sioux Center, Iowa.

223 15th Street NE

Sioux Center, IA 51250

United States

Founded in 1980

Phone:

712-722-4874

Fax:

712-722-4876

Key Executives for Link Manufacturing, Ltd.

CEO & President
Director of Finance and Accounting
Executive VP & COO
Director of Human Resources and IT
Chief Engineer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Link Manufacturing, Ltd. Key Developments

Link Manufacturing, Ltd. Announces Executive Changes

Link Manufacturing, Ltd. announced that President and CEO Denny Michels will retire on December 31, 2017. Jim Huls, current executive vice president and COO, will succeed Michels as president beginning January 1, 2018. Jim Huls joined the company in 1994 and has been responsible for leading manufacturing operations, product engineering, sales and marketing, administrative functions, and overseeing Link Suspensions of Canada, which focuses on the heavy vocational and military markets. As president, he will focus on expanding Link's product portfolio, expanding Link's market share.

Link Manufacturing Introduces New 180 Degree Swivel Ramp

Link Manufacturing launched its new Swivel Ramp, aimed at cargo van and box truck applications. The 180-degree swivel capability and two storage locations of the Link ramp makes this the first product of its kind to be designed and manufactured completely in the United States. The Swivel Ramp is available for bi-fold ramps in 30", 36" and 47" widths; and 99", 108" and 117" lengths providing up to 1500lbs of loading capacity. The Swivel Ramp expands Link's line of reliable, durable aluminum ramps. With its full 180-degree rotation, Link's Swivel Ramp offers unmatched flexibility for loading and unloading any sized cargo. The Swivel Ramp mounts in the rear stored position like a traditional folding ramp, but can also be stored inside, behind the wheel well providing options for those times when a loading ramp isn't needed. When not in use for loading or unloading, it rotates outside of the vehicle for unobstructed access. The Link Swivel Ramp also incorporates safety and efficiency into its design. The primary latching module can be easily removed to provide open floor space for loading and transporting over-sized cargo. Additionally, the quick-release lever enables the ramp to be unlatched when stored in the wheel well position, without requiring users to bend, lift or enter the vehicle.

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