Monthly Archives: December 2009
1 Comments 2009 December 31
It's that time of year when people set lofty personal goals for themselves that they will most likely abandon before Valentine's day. So why not set some goals for your favorite car, truck or Jeep instead?
We're here to help, so we penned some thought starters for you:
- Shed some pounds. From your car that is. Flex-a-lite® offers both molded and flat lightweight polymer windows. Click here for more information.
- Shed some more pounds. There are quite a few options for lighter-weight belt-driven fans which are lighter than factory fans and free up horsepower. Continue reading
2 Comments 2009 December 26
Welcome to the Flex-a-lite® blog! The word blog doesn't fully tell you what you can expect to find here and what you can do. So we thought it would be a good time to share a little more info on these topics.
What you'll find on this site is information and stories that relate to Flex-a-lite. It seems like we've run into just about every cooling situation you could imagine, and we've helped thousands of people with their special engine-cooling needs. That's quite a bit of knowledge and experience, which we'll start sharing with you on this blog. What works better: a belt-driven fan or electric? Should I use an electric fan in push or suck mode? What's the best material to make radiators from? We have plenty more, and plan to share our opinions with you as well as some interesting data from our testing. Continue reading
4 Comments 2009 December 24
My grandfather, Eddy Davis, was born on a farm in Illinois that the family lost during the great depression. In World War II, he served in the Army Air Core and flew troops onto the beach of Normandy. After the war, he settled in Washington state.
In 1962 he founded our company, Flex-a-lite®, with the original "flex fan" concept. He developed the first flexible fan out of hand-cut fiberglass roofing material. The concept was to create a lightweight fan that would flatten out at high engine rpm. This would reduce the drag or load on the engine, increasing horsepower to the wheels. The heat deflection tests were conducted in his wife's oven. The very first sales presentation consisted of one man with a fan in his wife's suitcase. Flex-a-lite fans are now used all over the world.
Eddy believed in getting the job done and committed himself to serving God, his country and his family.
I dedicate this all-new Flex-a-lite blog in the memory of Eddy Davis. I lead Flex-a-lite with the same determination and perseverance that started on the Davis family farm. You'll find our family values reflected in every aspect of the company, and you'll find it in this blog. In the coming weeks and months, we'll post stories from our company, family of employees and customers. Some will be entertaining, others informative. We hope you enjoy all of them.
We also invite you to join the conversation. Every company says that they value their customers, but we really want to hear from you. Comment on stories. Give us your input. Tell us how you use our fans, radiators, Mojave heaters and other products. Welcome to the Flex-a-lite blog. We hope it's a cool experience for you and for us!
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