Alcoa Automotive started working with Spec-Weld Technologies before the Northwood plant started welding production materials. Spec-Weld was instrumental in the training of welders, robotics cell operators and provided the Advanced Cell Techs the welding knowledge they needed. Spec-Weld developed in-house welder training and certified Alcoa welders to the welding processes during the plant start-up.

Spec-Weld also provided support services for weld verification. They assisted in establishing procedures for cross-sectioning and inspection. Spec-Weld helped set up one of our robotics lines and established weld schedules and program paths for the process. They provided inspection services for finished products during launch and continued to give the feedback necessary to continually improve the weld quality.

Spec-Weld has worked with Alcoa for three years and earned one of our quarterly vendor awards during that period. The skills and resources provided by Spec-Weld were important during plant start-up and multiple product launches.

Terry A. Lowe
Spec-Weld Technologies
4285 N. Licking-Harder Road
Graytown, Ohio 43432-9721                                      

Riker Products has been working with Spec-Weld since 1994, the relationship has grown and benefited our company. In house certification of our welders was the beginning, to support for our customer concerns and problem solving. Currently Riker Products and Spec-Weld have a four-year journeyman program established at our plant, training is related to our production and product needs. In the future Spec-Weld will be helping with recommendations on upgrading of welding processes and tooling.

I would recommend Spec-Weld to any company that is building a welding department or one that plans to improve an existing system. Terry and his staff are professional, reliable and current with new welding technology.


Frank Curtis
Management Representative
Riker Products, Inc.

Swanton Welding & Machining Company, Inc.
407 Broadway St.
Swanton, Ohio 43558
Tel: 419-826-4816 Fax: 419-826-0489
E-Mail: swantonweld@glasscity.net

Using Spec-Weld Technologies has been a real asset to our company. We have been affiliated with Spec-Weld Technologies since 1994. Spec-Weld Technologies is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. We have used them for non-destructive testing on trusses, individual teaching, group classes, process consulting and code consulting. Our welders have been certified by Spec-Weld Technologies to both AWS and ASME Codes. Using Spec-Weld Technologies has increased our productivity and has given us an edge over our competition. We gladly recommend Spec-Weld Technologies to anyone who wants to move into the next millennium on the cutting edge.

Swanton Welding & Machining Co.