PATENTED DOLLY HELPS HEAL WHEELS
Mason Winters is a welding engineer by trade, and Angie Johannsen’s background is in aviation. Managing a few airports through her career, she experienced a reoccurring problem. When an aircraft got a flat tire from a hard landing, the entire runway had to be shut down until the tire could be fixed, which was often a lengthy process. Angie asked Mason to design a dolly that could scoop the flat tire and tow the plane to the hanger to be fixed.
Alloyed Solutions was born after the first aircraft recovery dolly was designed and patented.
The Iron Tire recovery dolly caught the attention of other airports and an aviation ground support distributor, and the company has now expanded their services into additional areas as well.
Angie originally came to the SBDC for general business and marketing questions. She then approached them about international trade and patents. The SBDC answered her questions and connected her with World Trade Center Utah. Angie and Mason began the process of getting international patents, and they now have plans to participate in international tradeshows.
Alloyed Solutions was born after their first aircraft recovery dolly was designed and patented.
The SBDC also helped put Alloyed Solutions in contact with an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification training program. The completion of their certification will make them an even stronger business and allow them to provide unique products and services to government contractors.
Like all businesses, the company was affected by COVID-19. Angie and Mason were planning to hire several full-time employees, but the pandemic changed that. The SBDC provided information and counseled with them, and in the end, Alloyed Solutions was able to receive a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan. This was a huge benefit in helping them move forward with their business plans and goals.
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