The Raymond Corporation unveils the new RayBuilt Center of Excellence located in East Syracuse, New York. The RayBuilt Center of Excellence will remanufacture Raymond® forklifts, including the truck body, as well as the truck’s components, including motors, drive units, handles and hoses. In the center, the remanufactured product line will grow to include additional drive units and steer gear motors, Reach-Fork® truck carriage assemblies, and hydraulic pump and motors. New lift chain assemblies will also be cut in the new RayBuilt Center of Excellence. The facility spans more than 40,000 square feet for the remanufacturing area, as well as more than 40,000 square feet for the Raymond leasing division.
“The RayBuilt Center of Excellence products are exclusively supported by The Raymond Corporation, utilizing the exact same engineering specifications and Toyota Production System (TPS) principles as all Raymond manufacturing facilities follow,” says Michael Field, CEO at The Raymond Corporation. “The creation of the new RayBuilt Center of Excellence will further support our continued growth, as well as support all our customers’ evolving needs with end-to-end solutions — from forklifts to parts to leasing.”
RayBuilt has been a division of Raymond since 1991. It has been remanufacturing more than 18,000 components every year, including motors, drive units, handles and hoses. To date, the RayBuilt facility has recycled more than 8 million pounds of core material.
During an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the RayBuilt Center of Excellence on June 9, 2017, Raymond also announced the expansion of its Raymond Parts Division with more than 40,000 square feet being added to its distribution center located on Kirkville Road, East Syracuse, New York.