From the Desk of Ilia Petkov, President & Founder of Colorado Springs Engineering firm IP Automation
Issue Number 4, November 2016
First of all, I am happy to announce a new addition to the IPA team, Ron Hackbarth, as our Production Manager. Ron brings his management and organization skills to our company developed during his extensive career at NASA. Welcome Ron.
IPA has now become a member of CAMA (Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance). Our previous local manufacturer’s group, PPMP (Pike’s Peak Manufacturers Partnership), is now CAMA South. As a result of joining CAMA, our Director of Business Development was asked to be a presenter at a breakout session at CAMA’s annual conference. We have received inquiries regarding production and design opportunities as a result of participating in this event as a speaker.
In August, we attended a national railroad conference and exposition in Orlando, Florida, where we introduced a “maintenance of the way” unique to the railroad industry. It is called the HYDRA where one machine can use multiple heads for installing and removing clips that hold the rails to the cross ties. Major railroad engineers from BNSF, Union Pacific and others, were impressed and expressed further interest in the machine.
“HYDRA” IP Automation’s Sophisticated Railroad Maintenance Tool
As we approach the end of 2016, beyond our daily recurring business, which has shown a marked increase, we have found ourselves involved in unique projects such as …
- Assisting with design modifications and manufacturing for an inventor of an exercise device that will be on Shark Tank!!!
- Designed and manufactured a unique 14-ton machine for a company involved in sustainable energy production (please see pictures below).
Moving forward, we look forward to 2017 and continuing to build on the business momentum we have experienced as 2016 comes to a close.