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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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

| Posted In: Featured News, Podcast

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

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

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]

| Posted In: Art of Engineering, Featured News

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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Another Engineer Obsess—err, Hobby: Woodworking with Russell Motes

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

It’s no big secret that engineers are particularly obsessive dedicated to their hobbies outside of work. Whether it’s pinball machines or, in this case, woodworking, our engineers get the most out of their natural gifts and talents… Russell Motes is one of our engineers here at Custom Powder Systems. The captions below are his. This

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Women in Welding: From Rosie the Riveter to Custom Powder Systems

| Posted In: Featured News, General, NEWS
Woman welding

During World War II as all the “boys” were off to war, women stepped in and took up factory jobs. American women were working around the clock to make sure our troops had the tanks, jeeps, airplanes, and artillery needed to get the job done. Post-war America saw more and more jobs move into the

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Where’s Your da Vinci-Chute?

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

It once seemed outrageous to think a ship made of heavy steel could ever float on water. Imagine the reaction if a painter told you a contraption of wood could let you toss yourself from any height and drift safely to earth.  The parachute was one of the many inventions from the always-bubbling brain of Leonardo

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The Business of Relationships

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Happy New Year! Here’s Your Blank Napkin

| Posted In: Featured News, General, NEWS
Napkin Sketch

We are an idea company. When we first meet customers, they are always a bit baffled…perplexed…flummoxed even. Our job is to take their (seemingly) impossible challenge and come up with the best way to solve it. We love love love being asked to do the things that haven’t been done before. We’ve been sharing with you stories of

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