Meet Jim Giuffra and the women of AFT Customs
"They build world-class custom bikes - in addition to their day jobs mind you - and are definitely in a league of their own. These women are passionate. Simply put, they walk the walk and talk the talk." - Jim Giuffra (talking about the women of AFT)
Jim Giuffra, metric motorcycle builder and founder of Jackson, Calif.-based AFT Customs, employs women to assist in building up to 70 percent of the metric bikes created at AFT. These women are passionate about bikes and have expanded their skill sets to include welding. Miller works with the AFT Customs team to share welding knowledge and resources and recently helped AFT members prepare for a welding certification test conducted at Miller headquarters.
AFT Customs has racked up more than 70 awards over the years, including two World Championships, one in 2005 and another in 2008 at the World Championship of Custom Bike Building in Sturgis, S.D. The group has also been featured in more than 70 magazines worldwide.
Products used include:
- Diversion™ 180 TIG welder
- Millermatic® 211 Auto-Set™ with MVP™ MIG welder
- Spectrum® 375 X-TREME™ Plasma cutter
- ArcArmor® welding protection