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PHOTOS: Windshear, Inc.- One of the top wind tunnel facilities in the world

 

Jeff Bordner, site manager of Windshear Inc., gave us a tour of his company yesterday.

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Jeff describes the special tires they use for testing.

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Staff members ready the car for testing in the wind tunnel.

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We met with all of the Windshear employees.

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While being tested in the tunnel, a car can experience winds up to 180 mph. This is a "rolling road" tunnel in which the car sits on a treadmill-like belt. The car is also mounted on a rotating table that helps to simulate going into a turn.

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Running tests on the car.

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Jeff Bordner talks about the facility.

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Randy, with the special tire coating he designed. One great aspect of this company is that they encourage their employees to innovate and help make the company more efficient.

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One of the test cars.

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Since the the tunnel's treadmill belts are made of 1 millimeter thick stainless steel, the company must keep extra belts on hand in case one is damaged.

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Jeff showing us the underside of the wind tunnel while it is in action.

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Meeting with employees during their safety meeting.

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