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QA1 Hosts 9th Annual Open House For Local Enthusiasts

July 22, 2022

QA1 was thrilled to host its annual open house event at the company’s state-of-the-art facility. The event drew more than 120 cars and 200+ attendees in its second year at the new space. From 7am to 9am on Friday, July 15, 2022, guests took guided tours and enjoyed giveaways. The morning ended with a #goDRIVEit cruise to Street Machine Summer Nationals at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.   

The open house gave enthusiasts an opportunity to see QA1’s development center, manufacturing floor and more. On guided tours, attendees saw first-hand how QA1’s products are designed and manufactured in the Lakeville, MN facility. Guests explored the 100,000+ square-foot building and enjoyed up-close looks at the company’s production equipment and processes. As always, attendees enjoyed a variety of refreshments and the area’s finest donuts. 

“Our open house provides such a great opportunity to connect with so many and show them how QA1 suspension is manufactured locally,” said Melissa Scoles, QA1’s President and CEO. “It’s always a favorite event for the QA1 team and this year was no exception.”

The QA1 open house complemented one of the region’s largest car shows, Street Machine Summer Nationals, in St. Paul, MN. Drawing thousands of enthusiasts from around the country, the event offers something for everyone – including a performance marketplace, show-n-shine competition, DYNO challenge, burnout competition and more. QA1 is proud to be a long-standing sponsor of the Street Machine Autocross, giving enthusiasts an opportunity to push their vehicles to the limit and showcase their performance capabilities. 

About QA1 

Motivated by the idea that experiences are best made behind the wheel, QA1 manufactures high-performance suspension and driveline products designed for those who #goDRIVEit. 

Founded in 1993, QA1 is an industry leader in performance shocks, suspension components, composite driveshafts, rod ends, spherical bearings and related accessories for the motorsports and industrial markets. QA1 has more than 100,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space in Lakeville, Minnesota. The state-of-the-art facility includes a complete line of CNC machines, hydraulic presses, filament winding and laser cutting equipment that permit all-inclusive shock absorber, suspension component and composite driveshaft manufacturing and assembly operations. QA1’s quality system is certified to the ISO 9001 standard. 

To see the full image gallery, check out the QA1 Open House Facebook Album