INTEGRIST Becomes a Certified Scrum Master

INTEGRIST Becomes a Certified Scrum Master

Via Nikkie Shaw:

I am a Certified Scrum Master! I recently attended a 2-day Scrum Alliance workshop at Heartland Community College in Normal, IL that was conducted by Tom Mellor, Certified Scrum Trainer, to receive my Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certificate.   The workshop was very interactive with a diverse group of students from various backgrounds and stages of their careers. I enjoyed the learning activities, and the opportunity to network with other Certified Scrum Masters.

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Launch MKE: A 54 Hour Hackathon

Launch MKE: A 54 Hour Hackathon

Congratulations to Seiva Technologies and Argo Bus for outstanding progress in product development at the Launch MKE Hackathon weekend event. Launch Milwaukee is a weekend long event where engineers, entrepreneurs, makers and designers come to learn, collaborate, and build great things. Launch MKE spent the weekend in the newly opened Ward 4, a start-up hub offering office, workstation and common area space to entrepreneurial ventures as they grow in Milwaukee.

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INTEGRIS Invited to Congresswoman Bustos Manufacturing Roundtable

INTEGRIS Invited to Congresswoman Bustos Manufacturing Roundtable

On May 28, 2015 INTEGRIS principal, Andy Berberich & and business manager, Eric Myers were invited to attend Congresswoman Cheri Bustos roundtable on manufacturing in Central Illinois. A common goal is to convene industry leaders from the Peoria region to explore challenges, as well as opportunities, to forge meaningful public-private collaborations at the intersection of health care and manufacturing. Invited guests consisted of various parties including economic development, government, education, research, non profits and industry representatives.  Bustos’s two hour

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Visiting the Founder of the Machining Capital of the World – Rexnord Gear Group/Falk

Visiting the Founder of the Machining Capital of the World – Rexnord Gear Group/Falk

INTEGRIS Group attended the SAE Milwaukee Chapter tour of machining giant, Rexnord Gear (Falk) last week.  The evening included an extensive tour of the entire facility, some great history on Milwaukee and Falk Corporation as well as a presentation on their 38000 MRH Marine Gear Drive.

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INTEGRIS Engineering Explores New SOLIDWORKS Offerings

INTEGRIS Engineering Explores New SOLIDWORKS Offerings

Advancing technology and skills among staff is a priority for INTEGRIS; three Integrist’s attended the “Engineer 3D! SOLIDWORKS Training and Technology conference held in Milwaukee on April 14-15th.   The conference was hosted by Graphics Systems Corp., a provider of Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS solutions, consulting, support, and training. The conference drew engineering staff from a wide variety of SOLIDWORKS users from Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan.

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An INTEGRISTs DERT-y Robotics Update

An INTEGRISTs DERT-y Robotics Update

Via INTEGRIST & Robotics Mentor Jeff Deheer

Having students design, fabricate, troubleshoot, and finish a robot in 6 weeks is no small undertaking.  With the support of mentors, the students of First Robotics Competition Team 2040 (DERT) finished strong in the 2015 competition season.  After placing 22 out of 54 at the Arkansas Rock City Regional, DERT made some improvements to the robot and made it to the quarter-finals at the Central Illinois Regional, placing 7th out of 39 teams. 

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INTEGRIST Gets DERT-y with Robotics

INTEGRIST Gets DERT-y with Robotics

Supporting and inspiring the next generation of Engineers…and getting DERT-Y

Giving kids the bug to change the world and use engineering to solve problems is what motivates one Integris staff member to volunteer as a mentor to a local FIRST Robotics Club.   Jeff DeHeer, Manager-Engineering Projects at Integris, works with DERT; the Dunlap Eagles Robotics Team at Dunlap High School. DERT introduce Peoria-area high school students to the challenges and rewards inherent in engineering, design and in business via the FIRST Robotics program.   FIRST programs encourage student’s technical experiences from Junior Lego Leagues all the way thru high school robotics clubs.

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Berberich Receives Peoria’s 40 Under 40 Award!

Berberich Receives Peoria’s 40 Under 40 Award!

One of INTEGRIS principals, Andy Berberich was named to the prestigious 40 under 40 for Central Illinois by Inter-Business Issues Magazine.  Andy received his award with 39 of his peers at an award ceremony held at the Par A Dice Hotel in November.  He is proud to be recognized as such an influential person within the community.  For more information about the award, INTEGRIS, and to learn more about Andy check out his article in the November IBI Magazine which can be found by clicking this link.