New LiftMaster featured in Today’s Trucking
Auxiliary Lift-Axle Suspensions
Reyco Granning introduced its new LiftMaster family of auxiliary lift-axle suspensions at the recent Work Truck Show— the ALAP-13 in both steerable and non-steerable models. They’re designed for the class 7/8 market and are rated at 13,200 lb capacity.
The new models take the place of previous Reyco Granning models L132 (steerable) and L130 (non-steerable).
The company says it was able to reduce weight by 75 lb in the steerable version and approximately 100 lb from the non-steerable version. The weight reduction did not prevent passing the most stringent tests for vertical, lateral and longitudinal forces.
Customer feedback played a role in the steering stabilizer design. The company claims that some customers complain about self-steering auxiliary axles that use a coil spring for stabilization, saying that the coils can become packed with mud or concrete and become inoperative. A horizontal shock damper can also have issues, it adds.
Reyco Granning solved the stabilizer issue with a large Bilstein gas-charged, monotube steer damper. It’s said to eliminate heat build-up and cavitation and maintains constant control of the steering mechanism.
Other LiftMaster standard features include an automatic lift function in reverse.
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Bill LaGue Named Director of Trailer
Mt Vernon, Mo – Reyco Granning is pleased to announce the promotion of Bill LaGue to Director of Trailer. As Director of Trailer, LaGue will oversee the entire National Trailer Sales Team and all future trailer initiatives at Reyco Granning. LaGue will be stepping into the role previously filled by Joe Gallo, who has retired from Reyco Granning after his many successful years in the suspension manufacturing industry. “I want to thank the recent Director of Trailer Suspension Sales, Joe Gallo, for being a great mentor. His motivation to always exceed expectations has helped me to evolve.” said Lague
“I believe Bill has the experience and vision to grow Reyco Granning’s trailer products and customer base.” said Brien Scheffee, VP of Sales and Marketing.
LaGue brings with him almost 30 years of experience in the trailer industry, including manufacturing, customer service and sales. His most recent position with Reyco Granning has been in outside Trailer Suspension Sales.
LaGue had this to say about his new position, “I am grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of a great company with a long history of proven and innovative products. I believe that the teamwork associated with Reyco Granning is providing a fun and ever-growing future that our end customers appreciate. I look forward to assisting in the growth of our company.”
Tracy Carll Hired as New VP of Finance
Mt Vernon, MO – Reyco Granning is pleased to announce that Tracy Carll has joined the company as the new VP of Finance. Carll brings to Reyco Granning an extensive background in corporate finance and information systems. Carll will be responsible for the fiscal functions of Reyco Granning and directing the information systems functions. “Tracy has considerable knowledge and experience that will help us drive improvement in our financial performance. Her sound judgement and fiduciary insight were made evident on day one. I look forward to seeing where she can take us.” said John Stuart, Reyco Granning President. Stuart was promoted to President of the company in September of 2015
Before joining Reyco Granning, Carll served as Controller for SRC and CNH Reman in Springfield, MO, where she played a key role in increasing revenues and continuous improvement within the company. Carll earned her MBA from Drury University and a BS in Accounting/Business Management from the University of Maryland. Carll also served in the Air Force and is a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Leadership Academy.
Carll had this to say about her new position, “I am very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for Reyco Granning and grateful to be a part of such a dynamic team filled with innovative ideas for taking our company to the next level. For a company with an already long and impressive history, it is truly an honor to be part of writing the next chapter in our legacy.”