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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. 


Featured Product

AH-64 Apache Phase Maintenance System

Spika’s AH-64 Phase Maintenance Stand is the ultimate system for maintenance of the AH-64 Apache. Designed with direct input from Apache maintenance technicians, the system provides complete access to the aircraft while ensuring OSHA-compliant fall protection. The stand is built to interface with the engine cowl and stub wing; an engine safety rail provides fall protection and OSHA compliance for maintainers as they work on and move across those areas. The system also provides ideal access to the driveshaft, cabin area, vertical fin, and tail rotor, allowing it to rotate without obstruction. With five deck modules, three stair sets, and five connecting rails linked together in a site-specific sequence, you are guaranteed easy and effective access to all areas needed for complete...
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