Meet Dave Loiacono

Little Dave or “Speckle” as he is known around the shop has been a long term Troyer employee in the fabrication shop. Dave started at Troyer as a machinist and quickly moved his way into working as a component fabricator and eventually became the lead fabricator on the 1997 Dirt Coil Car. Now Speckle is a crucial part of the fabrication team on the dirt cars and picks up finish welding work when the guys need a hand.

Dave got his nickname “Speckle” because off all the sparks he would make on the first weld of the morning after someone messed with his welder, every morning.

When Dave is not at the shop he can often be found working on cars, riding dirt bikes, or going out for a day of hunting, fishing, or camping.