Safety products manufacturer to be featured on TV
Fike Corp. will be showcased in a nationally syndicated film series called Manufacturing Marvels on The Fox Business Network.
On Jan. 6, 2012, Fike Corp. will be showcased in a nationally syndicated film series called Manufacturing Marvels. Founded in 1945, Fike designs and manufactures safety products for industrial pressure relief, explosion protection, oil and gas applications, as well as a complete line of fire suppression, detection, and alarm systems.
Manufacturing Marvels airs on The Fox Business Network at 8:35 p.m. EST, and is produced by award winning producers Bob and Jerry May. The 2-minute profiles spotlight selected American manufacturers, their products, and the company’s manufacturing and testing processes.
“We are very excited that Fike has been selected to be featured in this unique format,” commented Chuck Kopoulos, Fike President and CEO. “We are committed to being recognized by our customers as a world class manufacturer with superior operational performance. The Manufacturing Marvels video allows us to highlight Fike’s excellence in many areas, including innovation and technology.”
Edited by Amanda McLeman, Managing Editor, Plant Engineering.
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