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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, April 15, 1973 THI LETHBRIDCt HERALD 3 At work making steel frames for chiropractic tables in the Chief Moun- tain Industries Ltd. plant at Spring Coulee are, from left, Winston Many Bears, Henry Day Rider, Alex Guminy and Jay Marsden. Twenty tables have been sold to date in this prov- ince and Saskatchewan. Other photo: Jay Marsden, teff, and Winston Many Bears complete the uphol- stery work on a chiropractic table manufactured b y Chief Mountain Industries Ltd., Spring Coulee. D'ARCY RIKARD pbofoj tobies Chief Mountain Industries builds chiropractic tables Bv FLO-ANN HANSEN Herald News Service SPRING COULEE Spring Coulee is home to a unique new manufacturing industry. After more than two years in the research and development stage, Chief Mountain Indus- tries Ltd. is now producing ad- justable tables and cervical rolls for chiropractors. It also produces medical sup- plies such as medical examin- ing tables, stools, carts and x-ray view boxes. It is the only manufacturer of chiropractic tables in west- ern Canada. Co-owners Jay Marsden and Don McLeod have established their plant in a former school house on the edge of Spring Coulee It provides square feet of space. With natural gas service and a plentiful supply of water, it is an ideal low-cost location. Dr. Jerry Nordstrom, a chiro- practor from Lethbndge, im-' tially interested the company in manufacturing tables for his profession and assisted in de- signing a suitable product. Response from Canadian chi- ropractors to a Canadian-made product has been exceptionally good. At present, most of the chi- ropractic tables used in west- ern Canada are imported from the United States. SEVERAL TRADES The Chief Mountain tables are unique in that all the ad- justing assembly is enclosed. Production of Qie tables in- volves several trades. The base and lift mechanism is fabri- cated from steel. The shell into which it is placed is made of fibre glass. Then, motor, hydraulics and electrical ap- paratus must be assembled. Finally, exterior of the table is upholstered. Fibreglass work is farmed out to a Lethbndge plant All other aspects of the manufac- Base and lift Jay Marsden, left, and Alex Guminy show the steel base and lift mechan- ism of the chiropractic table. All adjusting as- sembly is enclosed in a fibre-glass shell. They are Currently designing an ex- amining table for doctors. turing operation are done in the Spring Coulee plant. Lack of Canadian suppliers makes it necessary to obtain motors, hydraulics and switch- es from American firms. All other components and raw ma- terials are obtained from Cana- dian outlets. Until recently the new firm has been in the research and development stage. Now it is actively engaged in production. The new plant turns out about 10 chiropractic tables a month. These sell for to It looks like Chief Mountain Industries Ltd. won't have to table its new business. The firm just recently hired three new employees. Prospects look exceptionally good. Fire sweeps shop MILK RIVER (HNS) A fire at the Stringam ranch, 18 miles southwest of Milk River, at pm Good Friday, de- stroyed the shop, machine shed and contents. The volunteer fire depart- ments of Milk River and Coutts arrived preventing the fire from spreading to other build- ings. The cause of the fire is unknown. More district pages 11, 12, 40, 41, 42 G'owsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB PRINTING Vernon Decoux, Resident Rep., Blairmore Phone 562-2149 FINAL! WEEK BEDROOM SUITES CAPITOL FURNITURE'S This is it! Your last chance to save during Capitol's An nual Store-Wide Spring Savings Event! Sale ends Saturday at 6 p.m. closing! There's still plenty of time left to take ad vantage of savings in every department! CHESTERFIELD SUITES 3-PCE. SPANISH STYLED BEDROOM SUITE J With triple dresser-chiffonier and IteciCwoord. Spring Promotion................ {Not exactly as illustrated.) 299 2 Piece Tynan 3 Seater Suite Exactly as illustrated. Priced at....................... '599 B 13.CU. FT. WESTINGHOUSE COMPLETELY FROST-FREE REFRIGERATOR W I W WESTINGHOUSE FREEZERS 22.5 Co. Ft. Model Mfgrs. List Price Matching Night Tables S39 2 Piece French Provincial Chesterfield Suite Assorted colors. j J Q Trucldoad Price------ Value................NOW 5 PIECE KITCHEN SUITE Spring Sale, Price............. 7 PIECE KITCHEN SUITE Spring Sale, Price............. LARGE RANCH STYLE 9 PIECE KITCHEN SUITE Ideal for the large family. A quality suite. Value SPRING SALE '59 '89 FTE '369 Large Modern Tuxedo Style Sofa and Chair In Brown Naughahyde. Value.................NOW Simmons Hide-A-Bed In Herculon covers. Value................NOW Drop Lounges In brushed nylon cover. Spring Sale, each '499 '329 '89 WESTINGHOUSE 30 INCH ELECTRIC RANGE Fully automatic with continu- ous cleaning oven. Mfgn. Sugg, list (White) Truckload Price '219 '259 Alto available in Avocado or Gold Extra WESTINGHOUSE 20 INCH B and W PORTABLE TV Mfgn. Sugg, list TRUCKLOAD