The Oklahoma Department of Commerce and the Durant Industrial Authority are pleased to celebrate Eagle Suspensions completion of 10 years in the Quality Jobs Program.
Prior to locating in Durant, Dallas Spring was headquartered in Texas with its sole manufacturing facility in Canada. All manufacturing operations from Canada were moved to Durant and began as Eagle Suspensions, the number of jobs at the facility has averaged at 150 employees over the course of the 10 year contract.
“Eagle Suspensions is a great success story for the state of Oklahoma,” said Governor Mary Fallin. “These are the type of high-tech manufacturing jobs that state and local officials want to recruit to Oklahoma through the Quality Jobs Program. These jobs provide economic diversification for our state, which is especially important Oklahoma weathers a downturn in the energy field.
“Completing 10 years in Quality Jobs is a major accomplishment, and I want to thank Eagle Suspensions and its leadership for their continued investment in Oklahoma.”
Eagle Suspensions is a leading supplier of world-class leaf springs to new truck, trailer and suspension system manufacturers. Eagle is the largest producer of leaf springs in the United States. The facility in Durant features state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities with a focus that minimizes vehicle weight and enhances driving dynamics.
“Eagle Suspensions, now a Dayton Parts company, landed in Durant July 2006,” said Rick Roy, Operations Manager for Eagle Suspensions. “10 years have now passed and although moving an entire manufacturing and distribution company from Canada seemed a formidable task, we succeeded. The cooperation and efforts of so many people and departments that aided in Eagle coming to Durant has been a blessing. We have been very fortunate to have participated and rewarded with the Quality Jobs program through an entire 10 year period. This program allowed us to become very rooted and established in Durant as a provider of good paying, stable jobs in a growing community.”
Durant Industrial Authority Executive Director Tommy Kramer said Eagle Suspensions supports a strong employee base for Durant and the State of Oklahoma. “On behalf of Mayor Stewart Hoffman and Durant Industrial Authority Chairman Greg Massey, we are truly honored to have Eagle Suspensions be a part of our community and are extremely proud that they have completed the ten year Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program.”