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Beckwood Press Company Expands Engineering Department by 40%



Beckwood Press Company, a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses, automation systems and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, has recently expanded its Engineering Department to meet the demands of its evolving customers. Since June 2017, it has added one structural/hydraulic engineer, four electrical/controls engineers and one drafter.

"Over the last five years, we have seen an increase in requests for sophisticated machinery with improved safety and efficiency," said Adam Strein, Beckwood's Engineering Manager. "These new engineers have really helped to expand our capabilities in these areas."

Ian Macfayden has over 33 years of experience utilizing CAD and 3-D modeling software to design mechanical, electrical and pneumatic/

hydraulic systems for custom machinery manufacturers. His extensive process knowledge and design efficiency are now being used to create detailed, annotated component and assembly drawings to expedite sourcing and lead times.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and nearly five years of experience as a designer for a Midwest tool and die company, Quintin Binder now serves as a Designer of Structural and Mechanical Systems for several key Beckwood projects.

Kyle Harris brings a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and more than 10 years of experience designing hot stamping, heat transfer and battery handling equipment.

Bryan Sisk earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and served as a control systems engineer, designing industrial control systems to automate plant floor manufacturing processes.

Alex Wedepohl has an Associate degree in applied science from Jefferson College and extensive experience as a lead programmer with a focus on process improvement of new and retrofitted machinery used to manufacture transformer and switchgear components.

James Fingers earned his Associate degree in electrical automation and controls system technologies from Ranken Technical College and is proficient in the configuration and troubleshooting of programs written for Allen-Bradley and Rockwell Automation interfaces.

Harris, Sisk and Wedepohl now support Beckwood's Controls Team, ensuring new presses meet customers' requirements, while Fingers supports Beckwood's Service Team, designing electrical system hardware for existing machinery and troubleshooting in-field electrical system issues.

"They all have very different backgrounds and experiences that are great for gaining new perspectives," Strein added. "Their extensive UL knowledge, SolidWorks skills and hands-on approach to problem solving complement our existing engineering strengths and have helped to standardize many of our internal processes and procedures."

Since joining the Beckwood team, the new engineers have been immersed in print creation, BOM entry, component selection and start-up/testing of new machinery, bringing new ideas and thought leadership to every step of the design process.

"I am excited to see how much further this group of engineers can push the department and ensure we remain the forefront of design innovation," Strein concluded.

For more information contact:

Beckwood Press Company

889 Horan Drive

Fenton, MO 63026

800-737-0111 / 636-343-4100

info@beckwoodpress.com

www.beckwoodpress.com

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