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QA1 Purchases New Manufacturing Facility

July 25, 2011

Lakeville, MN [July 25, 2011] – QA1, the leading manufacturer of performance shock absorbers and rod ends to the automotive aftermarket industry, is pleased to announce that it has recently purchased a new building to expand its manufacturing operations. Located next door to QA1’s existing facility, the new building adds approximately 11,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

QA1 will be updating the new building and remodeling its existing facility to create more efficiencies in its manufacturing and assembly processes. To allow customers to see these updates, QA1 will be posting images of the progress on its Facebook page at

Founded in 1993, QA1 is the leader in performance shocks, rod ends and suspension components for motorsports, offering the most complete line of shock absorbers for the racing / performance market of any manufacturer. QA1 is also number one in rod ends for motorsports with over 5,000 part numbers and more than a million units sold annually.

QA1 has an extensive manufacturing facility in Lakeville, Minnesota including over 15 CNC machines, state-of-the-art injection molding machines, hydraulic presses, and spin-riveting and laser cutting equipment that permit all inclusive shock absorber assembly operations. Its customer service staff is thoroughly cross-trained and supported by engineering and technical staff to address application and product-specific needs. QA1’s quality system is certified to the ISO9001: 2000 standard.