Protecting Your Employees When PPE is Hard to Find

| Posted In: Featured News, Integrated Containment Systems, Safety
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“PPE has gone up 1000% in price across the board. Companies are calling us and saying ‘Here’s the situation, do you have any options?’” Angelo Rubino, Business Development Specialist PPE has been a common term for people in hospitals, factories, and other potentially hazardous workplaces. With the onset of COVID-19, the shortage of Personal Protective

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Robert W. Luebbe Named President of Custom Powder Systems

| Posted In: Featured News, NEWS

He’s been with us from day one, and now Bob Luebbe will become president of our company. Current president and co-founder Dale (Mac) McIntosh will continue on as Chairman of the Board. “It’s something we’ve been thinking about for almost 10 years,” said Mac. “Bob comes from the technical side, so he has the engineering

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Twice The Fun! The Art of Engineering Podcasts with Denise McIntosh, Episodes 7 & 8: Richalle Ritts and Helga Salling of Integrated Project Services

| Posted In: Art of Engineering, Featured News, Podcast
The Art of Engineering Podcast

Our new podcast is dedicated to some of the top engineers who share something in common:  They’re all women. Hosted by Denise McIntosh, CEO of Custom Powder Systems, who knows the unique challenges women face in this industry.  You’ll hear from women who have overcome the odds and grown to be some of the most respected

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Grandmother Vivian’s School Bell

| Posted In: Featured News, Just For Fun, NEWS

Vivian Burnett was the picture of a proper lady. Born at the tail end of the 19th century in Kansas, she was no wilting flower. While a curse word never crossed her lips, you always knew where you stood. Family called her a yellow-dog Democrat and a fierce fighter for education. Kids in town knew

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The Art of Engineering Podcast with Denise McIntosh, Episode 6: Dr. Eleanor Small

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Our new podcast is dedicated to some of the top engineers who share something in common:  They’re all women. Hosted by Denise McIntosh, CEO of Custom Powder Systems, who knows the unique challenges women face in this industry.  You’ll hear from women who have overcome the odds and grown to be some of the most respected

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This Middle America Company Helps You Fast

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“Unexpected twists and turns” has been the theme for 2020. Restaurants have had to turn almost inside-out to accommodate the sudden glut of carry-out orders. Car dealers are bringing cars to your home for a test drive. And our customers are quickly learning why we set up shop in Springfield, Missouri. “Being a U.S. based

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How CPS and ICS Came Together

| Posted In: Featured News, Integrated Containment Systems

Every Henry Ford has a James J. Couzens quietly making him a legend. Every Warren Buffett has his Charlie Munger. Every Jagger has a Richards and every Paul a John. So, too, it was true in January of 2008 when Custom Powder Systems found its perfect complement in Integrated Containment Systems. Prior to this conscious

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The Art of Engineering Podcast with Denise McIntosh, Episode 5: Michelle Bridges

| Posted In: Art of Engineering, Featured News, Podcast

Our new podcast is dedicated to some of the top engineers who share something in common:  They’re all women. Hosted by Denise McIntosh, CEO of Custom Powder Systems, who knows the unique challenges women face in this industry.  You’ll hear from women who have overcome the odds and grown to be some of the most respected

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The Art of Engineering Podcast with Denise McIntosh, Episode 4: Shannon Goodson

| Posted In: Art of Engineering, Featured News, Podcast

Our new podcast is dedicated to some of the top engineers who share something in common:  They’re all women. Hosted by Denise McIntosh, CEO of Custom Powder Systems, who knows the unique challenges women face in this industry.  You’ll hear from women who have overcome the odds and grown to be some of the most respected

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The Art of Engineering Podcast with Denise McIntosh: Sneak Preview

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We are proud to give you a sneak preview of The Art of Engineering! Our new podcast is dedicated to some of the top engineers who share something in common:  They’re all women. Hosted by Denise McIntosh, CEO of Custom Powder Systems, who knows the unique challenges women face in this industry.  You’ll hear from

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Another Engineer Obsess—err, Hobby: Squirrel Defenses

| Posted In: Art of Engineering, Featured News, Just For Fun

Here at Custom Powder Systems, we’re always on the lookout for creative applications of practical absurdity. Because we’re so often faced with constraints (space, time, budget, gravity, etc.) in the projects our clients bring us, we try to hire engineers who look at problems outside of work with the same obsessiveness intensity as they do

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CPS Abides: Embracing Constraints to Adapt and Thrive in this Ever-Changing World

| Posted In: Customers, Featured News, Setup, Support

In nearly every way, it was an F-A-T like any other… we demonstrated the functionality of the new, custom, dry material handling blender as the client looked on. We walked them through every step of its operation and answered their question, and the meeting ended with a successful test. Except… in one major way, it

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Our Customized Platform Lifts Will Elevate Your Operation

| Posted In: Art of Engineering, Featured News, General, NEWS

There are hints of lifting devices dating back to the time of Archimedes. Leonardo da Vinci, our kindred Renaissance spirit, drew up elevator designs. Steam-powered elevators would haul lumber and coal in the 19th century. It would be years before people thought about hoisting people in these machines…and this kind of engineering ingenuity is behind

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Star Wars & Engineering

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It’s perhaps a bit of an understatement to say the majority of our team are fans of science fiction, and while our collective tastes run a little more… intense… than the Star Wars films, there’s no denying it’s not only a collection of work worth celebrating for what pioneering achievements they’ve routinely achieved, but also

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Da Vinci’s Genius [VIDEO]

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As you may have noticed, Leonardo da Vinci is on our Mt. Rushmore here at CPS and ICS. He embraced the constraints that faced him, saw patterns and connections others never could, and unlike most of the mere mortals of his time or any other—to paraphrase George Bernard Shaw—dreamt things that never were and asked

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