Extensive design knowledge, diverse manufacturing services, analytical capabilities, and partnerships with customers have made CGI a leader in precision gearbox, precision machined components, and electromechanical assembly solutions.
As a fledgling gear design and manufacturing company that began in 1967, CGI developed a reputation early on for quality products and innovative solutions, particularly in the medical and aerospace industries. Founded by Don Snow and based in Southern California, the company was named California Gear and Instrument at that time. Garnering customers such as Jet Propulsion Labs and Hall Surgical, CGI continued to grow.
In 1990, Snow decided to move the business with 15 employees to Carson City, Nevada, and it was then that California Gear and Instrument formally evolved into CGI, Inc. CGI became a pioneer in providing standard industrial gearbox solutions along with the established OEM component products that CGI had provided for decades. In the late 1990s, CGI expanded its facility to effectively double manufacturing square footage.
In 2006, Mike Madison and Brian Coclich purchased the company from Snow. Despite the challenges of the recession, the new owners have taken the company to new heights, making CGI a strategic partner for customers in numerous industries. Last year, CGI’s newest building brought manufacturing square footage to approximately 75,000 square feet.
Today, CGI is committed to providing quality products and services that exceed its customers’ expectations while offering a broad range of capabilities. With over 80 employees, the team at CGI is driven by engineering and innovation. CGI offers design and manufacturing engineering support to facilitate product realization to its customers, effectively becoming an extension of the customer’s engineering and manufacturing footprint.
Excerpt from Gear Solutions – By: Molly J. Rogers – Original Article here