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"Anything that Floats" Rock River Raft Race Project

In 2018, the 425 Fabrication Division decided to jump on a fun project. In conjunction with our Hawker 700 static display, we received a scrap Hawker 700 chassis. What better to do with it then enter it into a raft race! After a couple months of design, testing, and redesigning, we entered this project into the “Anything that Floats” Rock River Raft Race. With over 30 people on the team, including 6 skilled machinists, 2 engineers, and 3 fabricators, we were able to make a 53ft passenger jet