Spika Blog

The Long and Short of Aircraft Maintenance Stands

3/18/14 9:26 AM

When it comes to aviation, there are plenty of options for maintenance stands. Do you need a small stand to perform routine maintenance and inspection of the rotor hub? Or do you need a large system that allows you to completely tear apart and rebuild the aircraft? From simple fueling stands to...

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Bugly: Similarities in Aviation and the Animal Kingdom

2/27/14 8:00 AM

No offense to the men and women who fly, maintain, or build them, but some helicopters look an awful lot like bugs. They're oddly shaped, have antennas, and, of course, fly. And a lot of them are ugly. That doesn't mean we don't love them; sometimes, we love them because of their hideousness. But...

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Meet the Team: Candy Porter, Director of Sales

2/25/14 7:00 AM

From time to time we like to feature members of our team in order to introduce you to some of the smartest and hardest working Montanans you'll meet. They're the people who go out of their way to ensure our products and services exceed the expectations of every customer we serve.

Today we talk with...

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Four Methods of Work Platform Actuation: Which is Best for You?

2/6/14 10:44 AM

Going up! One of the characteristics that make modern work platforms so effective is their ability to be raised and lowered to a variety of access points on a piece of equipment. It seems like a simple thing, but work platform manufacturers actually put a lot of thought into the best type of...

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Meet the Team: Tom Spika, President

1/31/14 2:27 PM

From time to time we like to feature members of our team in order to introduce you to some of the smartest and hardest working Montanans you'll meet. They're the people who go out of their way to ensure our products and services exceed the expectations of every customer we serve.

Today we talk with...

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Two Awesome LinkedIn Groups for Safety and Fall Protection, and One to Avoid

1/24/14 3:14 PM

Last week we talked about OSHA standards related to work platforms. If you are interested in learning more about OSHA and workplace safety, you want to gain insight into industry trends, or you need to ask questions of your fall protection colleagues, LinkedIn is a great place to start.

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Made in America: Or is It?

1/10/14 10:04 AM

I love this fact: For every $1 spent in manufacturing, an additional $1.48 is generated in economic activity. That’s the largest multiplier effect of any economic sector in the US and means that, perhaps more than any other industry, manufacturers have the ability to positively impact a community,...

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Happy Holidays from SPIKA!

12/17/13 3:18 PM

The crew at Spika would like to wish you and yours a happy holiday season and a joyous new year!

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