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Department Profile: Manufacturing

Wipaire’s manufacturing team is made up of approximately 30 individuals who build Wipline floats, AirGlide skis, and our many modifications.

Our manufacturing department moved nearly all operations into a new facility in late 2012. The West Gate facility features over 22,000 square feet of production, office, and warehouse space and integrates multiple manufacturing sites under one roof.

The manufacturing team is responsible for successfully introducing new products into regular production, a challenging task that requires consideration of existing production schedules and methods as well as implementation of new technologies and designs into the process. This year, our manufacturing team has entered full production on the new Wipline 8750 float and is beginning production of the all-new Wipline 1450 float as well. Both of these products mark Wipaire’s entrance into a new market—the Cessna Grand Caravan & Grand Caravan EX were approved on Wipline floats for the first time ever earlier this year, and the Wipline 1450 is Wipaire’s smallest float ever, designed for light-sport aircraft. In addition to Wipline floats our manufacturing department builds float rigging, installation kits, AirGlide skis, and numerious aircraft modifications.

The people who build Wipaire’s products do not simply piece together floats, skis, and modification components. They are true craftsmen who apply both art and science to create the quality products that Wipaire is known for around the world.

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Categories: Customer Features

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The Wipaire Window Newsletter Archive

The Wipaire Window newsletter was published between 2008 and 2015. The customer features, company news, informational articles and more that was great about the newsletter are now at home in the new online Wipaire Window. Many of the articles featured in the PDFs below are also included in this new Wipaire Window experience.