Dear RawMaxx Community
Welcome to the April edition of the RawMaxx newsletter! We hope this article finds you in good health and great spirits. This month we will be talking about Quality First: Our Manufacturing Promise. As we enter the second quarter of the year, we are excited to share some of the exciting news and updates with you.
April Teammate Highlights
Firstly, we would like to take this opportunity to wish our General Manager, Alan, a Happy Birthday! Alan has been with RawMaxx for four years now and has done an incredible job in his role. As a family man with a wife and two kids, he recently welcomed a new addition to his family a month ago. Having started from the bottom up as a welder, he has seen and learned a lot about how a company is cared for, and the growth from RawMaxx inspires him to grow his own business. Happy birthday Alan, we wish you all the best!
Alan’s passion for hard work extends beyond his role at RawMaxx. In addition to his responsibilities at the company, Alan runs his own business – a woodshop that specializes in crafting high-quality carpentry pieces. His extensive experience and expertise allow him to offer a wide range of woodworking services, from large-scale projects to intricate, fine carpentry work such as desks and cabinets.
As a valued customer of RawMaxx, we want to extend an invitation for you, to explore Alan’s woodworking business and experience the quality and craftsmanship, that he has to offer. We believe that adding value to your life, extends beyond our products and services, and we are proud to support our employees and their entrepreneurial endeavors.
RawMaxx Manufacturing Process
(Continuing last month’s article.)
At RawMaxx, we take great pride in the process of building our trailers, and grit blasting, also known as sandblasting, is a crucial step in ensuring that our high standards of quality and durability are met. Grit blasting involves the use of high-pressure compressed air and abrasive materials to remove rust, grease, and other contaminants from the metal surfaces of the trailer components.
The process not only ensures a clean and smooth surface, but also provides a better adhesion surface for the paint coating to be applied, allowing us to guarantee that our products will perform better, under even the toughest conditions. Our state-of-the-art grit blasting booths are designed to accommodate trailers of all sizes, allowing us to efficiently prepare each component before they are sent off into the paint bay.
Cleaning is a crucial step in the trailer-building process at RawMaxx. After grit blasting, the crew works tirelessly to ensure that every inch of the trailer is clean and free of any debris, including weld splatters. They take the time to sand and smooth any areas that may have been missed by the grit blasting process to ensure that the surface is properly prepared for painting.
Additionally, they meticulously remove any grease that may have been missed, ensuring that the paint adheres properly. Finally, they ensure that all separate parts are properly suspended in the paint booth to guarantee that every inch of the trailer is painted evenly and thoroughly. This attention to detail ensures that every trailer that leaves the factory is of the highest quality and built to last.
We use top-quality powder paint in the industry, for our trailer coating process. The advantages of powder coating are numerous. For one, it allows us to reach areas that might be unreachable, with traditional spray-painting methods.
Our skilled technicians use specialized equipment, to apply an even coat of electrostatic paint, with precision and care to the trailer, ensuring that every trailer leaves the factory with a flawless finish.
We offer a wide variety of colors to choose from on our products, as well as, single and two-toned trailers and a favorite, black chrome accents.
From start to finish, our commitment to using the latest technology, techniques and best materials in the industry is evident in every trailer we build.
Curing the powder-coat is a crucial step in the manufacturing process. The cured finish ensures that the trailer’s exterior is durable and long-lasting. The powder applied paint coating is cured at a temperature of 392 Fahrenheit, which allows the paint to fully bond with the metal surface and create a strong, perfect to the eye, smooth finish.
The curing process takes time, and is one of the most delicate steps, being that if the temperature inside of the curing bay is off by a few degrees, or the heat isn’t distributed properly the paint will not adhere to the metal and could easily chip and not withstand sun exposure. Our team has spent countless hours perfecting this process, striving to guarantee your product lasts for years to come.
QC paint inspection
After the paint has been cured, it’s time for the QC paint inspection. After all, it´s Quality First: Our Manufacturing Promise! At RawMaxx, we have a dedicated team of professionals, who inspect each trailer to ensure that the paint has been applied evenly and has no imperfections or defects.
The team ensures that every trailer that leaves the factory has a flawless paint job. They use a special solvent to do a rub test to make sure the paint is properly cured, and that there are no areas that have been missed. They also perform the crosshatch test, and impact test, to ensure that the paint can withstand the wear and tear of the road. These tests ensure that the paint is properly adhering to the trailer’s surface.
It is critical that each product get inspected for any inconsistencies in the paint, such as bubbling, cracking, or peeling, and makes sure that the color is consistent. Any issues are flagged and addressed before the trailer is shipped.
Overall, the paint inspection department plays a critical role in ensuring that every trailer that leaves our factory looks great and performs even better.
Our commitment to quality control doesn’t end with paint inspection; every component of the trailer is inspected, to ensure that it meets our high standards of quality and durability.
Next in the manufacturing process, assembling a RawMaxx trailer is a highly coordinated effort, with each step building on the previous one, to create a finished product that meets our high standards of quality and durability.
The first step is the installation of the suspension and axles, which are carefully aligned and secured to ensure proper performance on the road, thereafter, the jacks, which provide stability and support for the trailer when it is detached from your truck.
After the jacks comes the optional X Liner (a rubber coating that protects the paint on your trailer and can be applied over the fenders for extra protection). This feature not only looks great, but also provides an added layer of durability and resistance to wear and tear.
If the trailer requires a wood deck, it is installed at this stage, carefully measured, and cut to ensure a perfect fit.
All-weather wiring harness and lights are installed, providing reliable and long-lasting illumination for safe driving. Harnesses provide multiple benefits such as plug n’ play connections making it more efficient to install, also, should you need to replace any part of the harness due to damage or electrical issues, you can do so without cutting into the wires.
If the trailer has a hydraulic stage, this is also installed at this stage, with the lining for the electric over hydraulic brake system carefully installed to ensure smooth and reliable braking performance.
Finally, accessories such as chains, couplers, grease fittings, and decals are installed, and a final inspection is conducted to ensure that everything is in place and ready to go. From start to finish, RawMaxx’s assembly process is designed to produce trailers that are built to last and deliver superior performance for our customers.
One last QC inspection
The final stage of the manufacturing process at RawMaxx, involves yet another round of quality control, to ensure that every trailer leaving the factory, is in top-notch condition. This includes connecting the trailer to a light testing machine, that checks that all lights, brakes, and electrical systems are functioning properly.
Our technicians conduct a thorough inspection of each trailer, ensuring that everything is in order, and meets our high standards of quality and safety. This final step is critical in providing our customers with the assurance that they are getting a reliable, and safe product that will serve them well, for years to come.
Once the final QC inspection is complete, the RawMaxx trailers are ready to be loaded and shipped to their destination.
For this final step, two crucial teams come into play. On the yard, a team of expert loading personnel carefully loads each trailer onto a transport vehicle, securing it with chains to ensure that it arrives at its destination, in the same condition it left the factory. In the office, a trained group of people gather the necessary paperwork to get the load on the road, ready for export and on its way to your construction site, or your driveway.
Our shipping team works closely with our customers, to schedule delivery times that are convenient for them, and ensure that their trailers arrive on time.
At RawMaxx, we are committed to delivering high-quality trailers, and exceptional customer service, at every step of the manufacturing and shipping process. Always focusing on Quality First: Our Manufacturing Promise!
And Now, Meet the Stealth X.
Introducing the newest addition to the RawMaxx Trailer Lineup: The Stealth X. This trailer boasts a sleek and modern design, that is sure to turn heads on the road. Available in a range of sizes, from 5.2k lbs axles to 7k lbs GVWR, the Stealth X is a versatile car hauler that can handle all types of vehicles and equipment. With its striking appearance, The Stealth X is more than just a trailer – it’s a Statement. Whether you’re hauling your prized sports car or heavy-duty machinery.
The Cobra Neck
The RawMaxx Stealth X is not your average trailer. Its unique cobra neck design sets it apart from the rest, giving it a more aerodynamic shape that reduces drag, and increases fuel efficiency. Plus, the cobra neck provides more space for storage, making it a practical and stylish choice for all your hauling needs. Get ready to turn heads on the road with The Stealth X.
RawMaxx is proud to announce the addition of robotic welding. With this innovation, we can achieve even greater precision and accuracy in our welding processes. The robots can work continuously without fatigue, ensuring consistent quality welding every time.
This advancement means that we can reduce the risk of human error and improve the overall efficiency of our welding process. RawMaxx is committed to investing in the latest technology to bring the best quality products to our customers.
Orange is back
We are thrilled to announce that orange is back and available again for our trailers. Orange has always been a staple color of ours, and we know it’s a favorite among our customers as well. It’s a bright, bold color that stands out on the road and makes a statement. Whether you’re hauling equipment, cars, or anything else, an orange trailer from RawMaxx is sure to turn heads. We’re proud to offer this color option once again and can’t wait to see our customers on the road, with their new orange trailers.
A telescopic teaser
And that’s not all, we are excited to announce our latest release for next month: A trailer with an innovative design that will offer our customers even more lifting capacities than ever before, making it easier to handle even the toughest job. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting new product. We will share more with you in our next Newsletter!
Last and most importantly.
At RawMaxx, we value our customers above all else. We are grateful for their trust and support, and we recognize that our success depends entirely on their satisfaction. It is your feedback that drives us to innovate and improve our products and services, and we are committed to providing them with the best possible experience. Again and again we aim for Quality First: Our Manufacturing Promise!
We are constantly striving to exceed expectations, and we will never compromise on the quality and durability of our trailers. Our customers are the backbone of our business, and we are honored to serve them. Thank you for choosing RawMaxx, and we look forward to continuing to work with you for many years to come.
The RawMaxx Team.