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- Rides Zone
- MCW News
Located in Wintersville, Ohio, A.R.M.Inc. and the company’s 50 staff members offer design, fabrication, assembly, paint, electrical, and control as well as special effects for amusement industry rides, all in house.
Known for their customer service, the company has an in-house 3D CAD modeling system, allowing staff members to design and visualize a wide arrange of customer options and specs.
From drop tower rides to swing rides, unique customization is key to the company’s success.A.R.M. has a complete manufacturing facility with all elements of the design and assembly process offered in house.And when it comes to design, A.R.M.’s in-house 3D CAD modeling systems make customization and the creation of unique, distinctive rides easier to achieve.Company president Mike Gill, who has been with A.R.M. for 25 years asserts, “We do 3D drafting and design and can work the rides on the screen.”
Along with its full capabilities and customization possibilities, the company is also known for its tech support including a parts warehouse that’s always fully stocked, and provides overnight shipping as well as a 24-hour response time.
The company is owned by Eric Bates, whose passion for and interest in amusement park rides led him into their manufacture as a business after a varied career, that began with being a paper boy.Bates also owns Bates Brothers Amusement Company, which has been operating for 53 years, and is also based in Ohio, with an extensive fair route featuring two units at 37 different venues throughout the state currently scheduled for 2019.Bates started A.R.