History Channel hit survival series ‘Alone’ with the Iron Range saw – Up News Info

MOUNTAIN IRON – As a manufacturer, seeing your company’s product featured in your favorite TV series is a true “made it” moment. At least that’s how the owners of Spring Creek Manufacturing, CEO Tom Sega and President Grant Sega felt.

Spring Creek Manufacturing, based in Mountain Iron, was founded in 1985 by Ted Newberg, a science teacher with a passion for the outdoors.

Along with Newberg’s quest to find better ways to haul, carry, port or propel his canoes came the design and launch of Spring Creek Manufacturing’s first product, the Canoe Seat/Yoke. The product range continued to grow thanks to the innovative ideas of its customers.

Chuck Newberg uses a machine to remove burrs from cut aluminum.

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“Being an outdoor family, we have always trusted and used gear and gear from Spring Creek Manufacturing. I had an idea for the ultimate camping saw that combined all the best features of others on the market. , one that we could backpack and take around the We looked for a local manufacturing company that would have the capability to do that,” Grant said.

After inquiring about a prototype from Spring Creek Manufacturing, the Segas learned that Newberg wanted to sell the company. Grant had just finished business school and Tom has owned Duluth Pack for nearly 15 years. Duluth Pack was founded in 1882 and is the nation’s oldest manufacturer of canvas and leather bags and bags.

On July 1, 2017, Tom and Grant purchased Spring Creek Manufacturing. Their idea became a reality when the Tuff Camp Saw was launched in the spring of 2018. It is now one of the best-selling outdoor products at Spring Creek Manufacturing. The lightweight aluminum saw weighs just under 2 pounds and offers a compact design that folds for easy transport and assembly.

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Every fifth tooth of the blade is called a scraper on the Camp Tuff saw from Spring Creek Manufacturing.

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Grant Sega demonstrates the use of a Tuff Camp Saw.

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The History Channel’s hit survival series “Alone” features 10 contestants, each equipped with 10 items of their choice. Season 9 survivors were dropped in a remote wilderness valley in Labrador, Canada. While documenting their experiences without a camera crew, each participant must survive in total isolation – enduring hunger, loneliness, savage predators and the elements. The last contestant to survive the others will win the $500,000 prize.

The Segas said they were surprised and humbled to see “Alone” contestant Juan Pablo remove the 30-inch Tuff Camp Saw from a Duluth Pack case as one of his

10 selected survival items

. The saw was also featured on the show

during the

Season 9, episode 8

aired on July 14, titled “Gut Feeling”.

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Grant Sega demonstrates the use of a Tuff Camp Saw.

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“I would describe ‘Alone’ as the Olympics of bushcraft and outdoor survival,” Grant said. “We are beyond thrilled that a competitor has chosen one of our high quality items for use in real-life survival situations and on such a well-respected show. This is validation for us and a testament to the quality of the camp saw and the overall range of the other products in our range. Its durability has been tested and given the utmost confidence by a salon expert.”

According to Grant, the Tuff Camp Saw is survival-worthy because it protects calories through minimal energy output with maximum hits.

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Aluminum tubes that will be used to make Tuff Camp saws.

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Spring Creek Manufacturing continuously conducts research, development and prototyping to test new products and accessories. Many products are extensions of the canoe and kayak stabilizers from which the manufacturer originated. The company strives to meet the needs of the industrial truck and vehicle support industry, Grant said.

“As manufacturers, we are always thinking ahead. Customers are the smartest people we know. Attending a show that involves adventure is a perfect fit for our products and our brand,” said Tom . “Having this opportunity is something that we cherish greatly and are incredibly excited about, not only as a business, but also for the local community.”

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A Tuff camp saw at Spring Creek Manufacturing Friday in Mountain Iron.

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