Spika Blog

Three Signs You Should Invest in a Dual-Stage Actuation Work Platform, Not a Scissor Lift

4/20/16 2:47 PM

When someone requires upper-level access with a large amount of height adjustability, they typically look at scissor lifts rather than work platforms. And for good reason - standard work platforms typically only allow height adjustment ranges of one to three feet. For example, they’ll start at 60”...

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Fall Protection: Choosing The Best Option For You

2/13/15 10:00 AM

In September of 2014, OSHA released the list of the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for 2013-2014 — and for the fourth year in a row, Fall Protection was the number one most frequently cited OSHA incompliance. In 2013 alone, 574 fatalities were directly due to accidental falls.


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$500,000 Manufacturing Scholarship Helps Close Skills Gap

12/22/14 3:30 PM

It seems like a scene from a movie: A billionaire walks into the room, announces that he wants to help Montanans get high-paying jobs, and donates $500,000 in scholarships for underprivileged students and war vets. It’s not a scene, though – it was a real billionaire with real money in Helena,...

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3 Ways to Close the Skills Gap with Today's Workforce

10/24/14 11:30 AM

You may have heard that US manufacturers are facing a shortage of skilled workers — a shortage so severe that in 2011, 600,000 jobs went unfilled. What's the big deal, you ask? Plenty of kids graduate from high school and college each year. Surely they'll fill that gap.

Actually, they won't unless...

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7 Steps to Buying the Perfect Custom Work Platform

8/5/14 11:33 AM

So you've decided you need to buy a custom work platform. How do you go about ensuring you end up with one that perfectly suits your needs? Try following the steps below.

1. Determine your needs

This first step is the most important. The better you understand your needs, the happier you will be...

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Why You Need to Work with a Small Manufacturer on Your Next Project

6/2/14 11:38 AM

You need to buy a new product, and you’re deciding between a large manufacturer and a small one. Nine times out of ten, I believe you are going to be more satisfied with the small company. Here’s why:

1. Outstanding Customer Service

Small businesses often excel at customer service. To a small...

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7 Things Your Boss Wants to Know About Aircraft Maintenance Stands

5/1/14 11:12 AM

1. Can I buy something off the shelf or do I need a custom design?

If you perform daily or phase maintenance on a helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft, chances are good you can buy a platform off the shelf and have it perform exactly as you need. Aircraft maintenance stands typically adjust to meet...

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7 Signs You Should Invest in an Industrial Work Platform

4/18/14 4:06 PM

1. You could fall four feet or more

Unless you are in the construction industry, OSHA requires that any time a person could fall four feet or more, railings are required. Do your maintenance or manufacturing processes require upper-level access above four feet? Are permanent rails not a good...

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(Video) Spika Overview

4/8/14 2:28 PM

We're called Spika Welding and Manufacturing, but our team does a lot more than just weld. Watch this video to learn more about Spika and how we may be able to help you solve your safety, maintenance, and manufacturing challenges.

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Meet the Team: Bill Berg, Project Manager

4/3/14 10:18 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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