All the stuff the Ridetech Fab Shop made in the month of April, that’s what! After seeing a post on Facebook where the Ridetech guys posted pictures of the welding room and said that a busy welding room was a happy welding room, I had to call and ask for some specs. And those specs are crazy. Everything Ridetech makes is pretty well made in Jasper Indiana at their headquarters. Shocks are the exception, as they are built in California. But most all the other parts they make are machined, welded, etc right there in Jasper. And that 5,400 lbs of steel, and 4,400 lbs of aluminum, and 31 MILES of welding wire were all used to make all the suspension kits you know and love. 3,483 welded assemblies in fact, along with who knows how many bag brackets, plates, shock brackets, spacers, and other aluminum bits. That’s damn cool, and a lot of stuff for one month.
And since I’ve been to Ridetech, probably more than anyone else in the media, I just sort of walk around like I own the place. Everyone there knows me. Hell, I have my own key. Seriously. My own key. The thing that I always love most is all the welding and CNC machining that is going on. There are three guys that weld full time at Ridetech. Bryan Groeninger, Ethan Schepers, and Scott Bolden are the dudes in the welding helmets who are burning wire all day long. Josh Fleck also helps out and welds part time. The room that they weld in is super bitchin because it has it’s own ventilation system to pull out all the fumes from welding, and it also has it’s own climate control system so that these guys can be comfortable while welding. I dig it. Everything that Ridetech builds and is made of welded steel is made right here by these dudes.
If you ever get near Jasper Indiana, walk right in the front door of Ridetech and tell them Chad from BangShift sent you. Seriously. They will give you the nickel tour in a heartbeat. Bret, BJ, Jason, Darren, Snaps, Mick , and all the guys are the real deal. There are dozens of people working there that care about the products they build, and about each other. Ridetech’s founder Bret Voelkel has lived in Jasper his whole life. He supports his employees, and local businesses, but sourcing everything he can right there in Indiana. That’s pretty F’ing cool in our book.
And business at Ridetech has been booming. In fact, last month was their best yet. In celebration, and to show his appreciation to all of the staff at Ridetech, they will be having a Filet Mignon and Lobster lunch tomorrow at the shop. Food is one thing they also know about real well at Ridetech. Bret feeds his people well!
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