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The fall has brought about a busy season for all. We have a great tour lined up for November with Technical Services in Ames.

Technical Services is a custom machine builder. If you can dream it I would think they could build it.


This will be the final tour for this year.


We are looking for additional exciting tours and presentations for next year. Please add to your calendar:


  • December 17Annual Christmas party and Installation of New Officers
  • January 21Business Meeting 


Curt Block, SME Chapter 80 Chair


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Craig Bossard
Vice Chair
Ron C.
Ronald Cook


James McCormick      
(515) 956– 5434 W

Charlie Chaplin
(515) 382-6959 H

Membership consultant

Open Position


 SME Certification
Chris Riegel CMfgE PE
(319) 524-2962 ext 748

SME Student Advisor

Lloyd Snell
(515) 291-8250

Student Chapter Consultant

Open Position

Web Master
Harry Mundt
(515) 239-6547 W


Brian Cobb, CMfgE and LBC – Sensei
(641) 754 2400  W

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New Product Development Engineer

Company Description

Summit Products is in the business of developing and manufacturing specialized products for customers across the continent.  From RV accessories to ATV brake guards, agricultural seed planter components to hospital counter tops, the team at Summit Products covers a wide market with a variety of services. The culture supports innovation and teamwork by minimizing the management with a few good leaders and a fair bonus program.  This is not the place to be if you don’t care to be productive.

We treat our people with respect and offer competitive compensation and outstanding benefits, such as medical and dental coverage, life insurance, ADD insurance and tuition assistance.  


Job Description

Your job is to help grow the business.  This starts by researching the product background, develop prototypes, test the prototypes and get them to a stage when they can be reviewed by customers.  A standalone R&D shop with access to lasers, press brakes, welding equipment, a powder coating paint line, and group of talented co-workers are at your disposal.  Familiarity with all of these manufacturing processes is expected, if not initially, then at least after a few months at our company. 

The right person has grown up with a natural curiosity to wonder how things work, to take engines apart, to weld a tractor fender back in place, to fail miserably time after time, but continue to get up and try again.  You may work with LED lights, pneumatic cylinders, powdered metallurgy gears, rapid prototyped plastic linkages, and 24 volt DC motors all in the course of a single week.  The right person for this job is not a perfectionist, but one that can see where the product will be with further refinement. 

Desired Skills and Expertise 

Solid works
Motor controls 

If this sounds like someone you know, then we would like to talk with her/him.  My contact information:

Albert Marasco
Summit Products, Inc

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