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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 requirements

Equipment that provides more efficient throughput in your maintenance or manufacturing operation

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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Black Hawk maintainers and technicians across the United States and the rest of the world recognize the Spika UMS-60 Maintenance Stand as the preeminent solution to daily maintenance of their aircraft. The stand positions effortlessly to the engine cowl and servo deck, and can be placed over the stabilator, allowing the tail rotor to rotate through. Link two or more UMS-60 stands together for a longer work area (as shown) or in combinations to access different areas of the aircraft.   Features Designed for daily maintenance of the UH-60 Black Hawk, Sikorsky S-76, HH-60 Jayhawk, HH-60 Pave Hawk, SH-60 Seahawk, and S-70C Firehawk helicopters, and their variants Decks can be furnished with or without adjustable sliders for perfect contour conformity Linkage bars allow you to connect two...
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