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Recruiting A Challenge For Montana Manufacturers
Feb. 21, 2015
In 1989, Charlie Guinn read a pamphlet from the state's Department of Commerce boasting that Montana had the best work force in the world. Guinn was already considering moving his business, Hi-Heat Industries, to Montana, and he was dubious of the Montana Department of...
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Central Montana's Vibrant Manufacturing Center Reaches Global Markets
Feb. 13, 2015
By Shannon Furniss Situated in the geographic center of Montana in the midst of rolling hills, farms, and ranches is something a little unexpected:  one of the most vibrant manufacturing communities in the state. With a population of about 6,500, Lewistown,...
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Spika Welding & Manufacturing: From Helicopters to Aerospace
Feb. 13, 2015
By Shannon Furniss What started out as a two-person shop on a family farm has grown into a multi-million dollar company, which employs 50 people in the heart of Montana. Spika Welding and Manufacturing specializes in designing and manufacturing industrial work platforms and...
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Spika Welding

Designing and manufacturing the highest quality work platforms and ground support equipment in the world.

We specialize in:

  • Osha compliant fall protection to keep your technicians safe
  • Off-the-shelf aircraft maintenance stands and industrial work platforms
  • Ground support equipment that will outlast the most vigorous use
  • Custom designed work platforms and ground support equipment ideally suited for your unique needs
  • Equipment that provides more efficient throughput in your facility 

At Spika, our expert design and production team is continually innovating to provide our customers with a product and service that exceeds their expectations. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is our ultimate priority; if you're not happy, our job isn't done.

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For use on the CH-47D, F, G, and SD models, and similar-sized aircraft The UMS-47G is a versatile stand designed for daily maintenance and inspection of the CH-47 Chinook and its variants. The stand positions in seconds and can be configured to fit your unique floor and space requirements. Ideal for providing access to the rotor hub and upper walkway between the pylon and engines, the UMS-47G comes standard with compressed air service, cam-locking railings, and adjustable sliders for perfect contour conformity. Stands may be upgraded to include electric supply if desired. Features Extruded plank deck provides sure-footed traction that is easy on skin and clothing Heavy duty slider decks come complete with air connectivity; extension sliders are conveniently locked and unlocked with the...
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