- Publisher: FF Journal.Net
- Published: May 1, 2016
This was a fun article to write. I traveled to Spencer Manufacturing in South Haven, Michigan to meet the team, conduct interviews, and take some photos. I learned a lot about manufacturing fire engines. But I also learned about blueberry pickers which was quite interesting. What a great group of people!
“Compact welding system helps firefighters save the day”
May 2016 – Aluminum has a reputation, in the welding industry, for being difficult to work with. Most times, to get a quality weld with solid penetration takes a lot of time in rework.
Just how long can that rework take? For Spencer Manufacturing, South Haven, Michigan, welding two sidewalls into position with a solid, paintable edge was taking 16 hours. The Spencer family has been building custom fire trucks for almost 30 years. With that much experience, they knew there had to be a better way to get the seam they needed while meeting customers’ expectations and budgets.”
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