Over the last year, Warn
was integral in helping remove more than six million pounds of solid waste.
SOLV Clean-up ProjectMarci Mirich, from Warn's
Marketing Dept., worked hard
...It is truly a unique product and one that off-roaders will quickly view as a must have," says Mike Warn, Warn's President.
The durable kit uses tough 4340 chrome nickel steel to deliver 230,000 psi, more than twice that of stock axles.Internal splined wheel hubs are also maximum strength, with hub lock bolts guaranteed to never come loose.
GT Styling won the Best New Accessory Product with their Mask Graphic Styling Kit.Best New Van/ Pickup Product went to Promotional Trim Components with their Sport Grille Insert for 1998 Fords.
...WARN COMPLETES MOVE INTO NEW PLANTWarn Industries
has announced it has completed the move to its new facility, a 185,000 square foot plant on 38 acres at 12900 SE Capps Road (southeast of Portland), housing offices and manufacturing operations.
Warn BuildingThe last quiet morning before the front doors officialy open on the new 185,000 sq. ft. facility.
According to Mike Warn, company
Chairman and President, 250 of the firm's 572 employees are relocating to the new building.They comprise the consumer off-road products group (aftermarket equipment), the commercial, industrial and military business (CIM) units and some corporate staff.He
said the other 322 employees will remain at Warn's existing 250,000 sq. ft. facility in Milwaukie; they are responsible for the company's international and power train original equipment operations.
Here's a peak at one new storage area for Warn
and Black Diamond suspension accessories.Rob Pierce, a Warn Industries Aftermarket Product Team member, stacks finished goods in the distribution center of Warn's new production facility in Clackamas, OR.
"We've established a prominent industry position by constantly improving and innovating," said Mike Warn
."The new plant will allow us to be even more innovative, particularly in product development, and extremely efficient in manufacturing and distribution.As a result, we expect to continue to be the quality off-road company to buy from, and the most exciting and challenging company to work for."
The new plant, which is fully ISO 9000 compliant, operates on the Toyota production system, the manufacturing approach -- employed by the world's leading industrial companies -- which aims at optimum utilization of labor, energy and material.In operation, eight lines, which make up after-market and CIM production, are fed by two raw material streams at opposite ends of the plant.Products in each manufacturing area move from sub-assembly to final assembly, and then as finished parts into a common inventory and shipping area.
HOSTS THE CAMEL TROPHY!
The Camel Trophy Event, often called the mother of all vehicle-based adventure challenges, kicks off in 1998, with Land Rover Freelander and Defender teams vying for the CAMEL TROPHY AWARD in a 20 day run from Santiago, Chile to Ushuia, Argentina.Once again, Warn winches will be on board over the 4800 kilometer route, steadily and dependably pulling contestants through what are expected to be some of the toughest conditions on earth.
Announcing its participation in the Trophy this week at SEMA '97, Warn
said it joins the 1998 event with two beefy but altogether different winches.On the Defenders: the venerable M8274, a contributor to many wins on the Camel Trophy from 1980 to 1989.The Freelanders will carry Warn's new M5000 SDP, a first-of-its-kind portable winch specifically designed for the competing Freelanders, and scheduled to be offered publicly for a variety of vehicles in the Spring of 1998.
With the M5000 SDP, Warn
introduces a new class of portable winches designed for medium and light-duty vehicles (e.g., 2.5 ton GVWs).It installs single handedly on the front or rear receiver hitches, and stows conveniently in rear cargo areas when not in use.While it weighs just under 50 lb., the M5000 SDP has 5000 lb. of muscle, and low amp draw under high load for extended, safe pulls.It comes with 50 ft. of 5/16" cable, Hawse fairlead, remote control units, and quick-connect battery cables."This year's Tierra del Fuego event will put most winches to the test," said Michael Warn, Warn Industries President.
"For both of ours, we think it will be a walk in the park.We built them for these conditions; we know they'll perform."Warn Industries
designs and markets a full line of off-road equipment and accessories which enhance the performance of 4WD vehicles.For 50 years, whenever durability and dependability mattered, customers have chosen Warn products.From hubs to winches, shocks to suspension systems, the Warn name means performance when it counts.