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    Spin Doctors: Inside Skat-Trak Performance Products



    “I’m going,” my father insisted when I announced that I was scheduled to tour the Calimesa, California, headquarters of legendary Skat-Trak Performance Products. The multi-acre facility perched off of the northern side of the Inland Empire’s 10 Freeway is an industrial version of the Winchester Mansion, a maze of cross-crossing expansions, additions and alterations that date the company’s near-60 years of business like rings on a tree.

    The front office is clean and new with a bright marquee hanging above the front door that directly contrasts a faded and weathered hand-painted sign stretching across the facade of the original large aluminum warehouse out back, a few feet off of the side street entrance. Yet, that is the history laden in Skat-Trak.
    Spanning over half a century, the equipment inside is a hodgepodge of modern CAD-design computers, high-tech CNC machines, ancient Naval shipyard-grade Bridgeport presses and drills, to custom-designed tooling shielded from peering camera lenses.

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    Freakin' awesome Kevin.

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    Whew. I had to heavily edit this post. Sorry for that.

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    Very good post Kevin. It's nice to get a glimpse of a place like Skat-Trak.

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    Wow..you never really stop to think what goes into making things like this. Very cool.

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    Glad you guys enjoyed it! (Please share the link everywhere and anywhere - we'd love to get them advertising on The Journal!)

    And yeah, the process is extraordinarily complex. They just don't tweak on a prop they've got sitting on a shelf somewhere.

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