Visit CGI Inc at MD&M West February 11-13

Posted by Shannon Weiss on February 03, 2020 in News
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Visit CGI Inc. at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Booth 1991

We’re pleased to be showcasing our technologies and capabilities at MD&M West February 11-13, 2020 in Anaheim CA at the Anaheim Convention Center. Visit us on the show floor or contact us to schedule an appointment.

MD&M West, now in its 35th year, is where engineers and executives from across the globe converge before going on to change the lives of patients. In addition to the three-day conference covering medtech, 3D printing, and smart manufacturing, the event offers the opportunity to meet suppliers and experts leading the charge to disrupt healthcare.



CGI at the Motion+Power Technology Expo Booth 4018

Posted by Shannon Weiss on September 26, 2019 in News
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Come see CGI at booth 4018 this year at the Motion+Power Technology Expo in Detroit, MI. The Motion + Power Technology Expo connects the top manufacturers, suppliers, buyers, and experts in the mechanical and gear power, electric power, and fluid power industries. No matter which industry you represent, you will gain best practices and new ideas from like-minded colleagues as well as cross-sector collaboration. Learn More>>

Manufacturing Tomorrow

Posted by Shannon Weiss on August 02, 2018 in News
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Company Profile from:

Booth #134638. CGI’s custom gearbox is used to drive the spindle onboard JPL’s latest coring drill test unit for the Mars 2020 mission.

CGI, Inc. was founded in Southern California as “California Gear and Instrument” in 1967 by Don Snow.  As a fledgling gear design and manufacturing company, CGI soon developed a reputation for quality products and innovative solutions, particularly in the medical and aerospace industries.  Garnering customers such as Jet Propulsion Labs and Hall Surgical, CGI continued to grow and in 1990, Don Snow decided to move the business to Carson City, Nevada.  Upon this move, the California Gear and Instrument name formally evolved into “CGI, Inc.”.  Shortly thereafter, 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 and in 2006, Mike Madison and Brian Coclich purchased the company from Don Snow.  Despite the challenges of the recession, Mike and Brian have taken the company to new heights making CGI a strategic partner for customers along a broad spectrum of industries.

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Dual-Output Gearbox Going to Mars

Posted by Shannon Weiss on June 14, 2018 in News
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CGI’s custom gearbox is used to drive the spindle onboard JPL’s latest coring drill test unit for the Mars 2020 mission.  The gearbox’s dual-output interface provides the ability to switch between the high speed needed to drill and a secondary mode that provides high torque for isolating and extracting samples.  JPL utilized CGI’s engineering support to design and fabricate this fully-customized, dual-output gearbox to meet all performance and interface requirements.


Posted by Shannon Weiss on June 07, 2018 in Jobs, News
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Excerpt from KOLO8 News Now

Sheila McCoy has held a machinist position at CGI Inc. in Carson City for 34 years; she now works as a manager.

“I take pride in treating people on an individual basis. Everyone is not the same, so what would make one have a better relationship with that person,” said Sheila.

She motivates people who run machines worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Just one mistake can cost the company thousands of dollars, but mistakes with her crew are extremely rare because she is very detail-oriented and this makes her a great asset to the company where she works.

She runs her own machine. She has made thousands and thousands of parts in her career. One was used on one of NASA’s shuttles.

“I’m like, I did that? It’s going in something that helps somebody or benefits them in some kind of way, so that really makes me feel good,” Sheila said.

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Carson High School CTE program hosts annual Career Expo

Posted by Shannon Weiss on March 02, 2018 in News
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CGI Inc and other employers on hand for students, parents and the community

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Carson High School Career and Technical Education presented its annual Career Expo Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Road. The Expo was open to all students, parents and the community.

Representatives from local colleges, job and career services and branches of the military will provide information on post-secondary options, including the University of Nevada, Reno, Western Nevada College, Truckee Meadows Community College and Sierra Nevada College.

“The economy is back on its feet and that is no exception in Nevada,” Michele Lewis, Carson High School vice principal and CTE administrator, said. “There is high demand in our booming industries for skilled workers and we make sure our students are equipped to meet that demand.”

In addition, employers in the CTE program areas, including CGI Inc., Tesla, Starbucks Roasting Plant, Nevada Builders Alliance, Greater Nevada Credit Union, Timberline Animal Hospital, Panasonic, Bureau of Land Management and many more presented to provide information on career pathways. CTE teachers and students were on hand for tours of their classrooms, as well as to provide demonstrations of skills they are learning.

Lewis said Carson High School is exceptional with its wide range of CTE offerings, and provides more CTE pathways than any other comprehensive high school in the state. In contrast, high schools in Reno and Las Vegas often focus on three of four specific career pathways.

The CTE program is part of Gov. Sandoval’s education initiative, providing instruction at industry levels in six career cluster areas, including professions in agriculture and natural resources management, business and marketing, hospitality and tourism, health science and public safety, information and media technologies, and skilled and technical sciences. Many students will test for and hold national certifications in their chosen fields upon graduating from high school, and some will graduate with college credits or even an associate’s degree.

CTE programs represented at the expo include:

Culinary Arts
Environmental Sustainability
Graphic Design
Health Information Management
IT Service & Support
Mechanical Engineering
Natural Resources
Pharmacy Practice
Sports Medicine
Veterinary Science
Web Design
Welding Technician

Visit CGI Inc. at Gear Expo 2017 Booth #707

Posted by Shannon Weiss on June 13, 2017 in News
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CGI is pleased to announce our attendance at the 2017 Gear Expo Drive and Technology Show. We look forward to seeing you there October 24-26, 2017 in Columbus, OH at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, please use our contact form and we’ll connect with you at your convenience.

Since 1967, CGI has consistently been providing for its customers exceptional craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. Known as a world class gear and precision component manufacturer, CGI also offers design and manufacturing of motion control subassemblies. Our team of highly skilled and diverse professionals can take your product from design through assembly. The USA based manufacturing facility is fully certified to ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and AS 9100 quality standards.

Click here to get a complimentary Gear Expo pass>>(pdf)

CGI Raptor SS precision planetary gearhead is washdown-ready

Posted by Shannon Weiss on May 10, 2017 in Engineering Capabilities, News
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The new Raptor SS precision planetary gearhead from CGI Inc. offers stainless-steel construction and IP65-rated sealing for a washdown-ready design that is suitable in food and beverage and other sanitary applications.
The planetary gearhead also has high stiffness to withstand high loading — as well as gear geometry to transmit high torque. Components are made of advanced materials that get specialty heat treatment for durability.

There are also versions of the planetary gearhead that come with a white epoxy coating and optional food-grade grease for food-related applications.

The Raptor SS has features that simplify installation; it can mount in any direction and has a captive input pinion. NEMA and metric configurations are standard.

Maximum input speed for the planetary gearhead is 6,500 rpm. Service life exceeds 15,000 hours. Maximum backlash (arc-min) is 4 (for the one-stage design), 6 (for the two-stage design), and 8 (for the three-stage design). In addition:
• Efficiency for the one-stage design is better than 95%
• Efficiency for the two-stage design is better than 90%
• Efficiency for the three-stage design is better than 85%

For more information, call 800.568.GEAR (4327) or visit

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Since 1967, CGI has consistently been providing exceptional craftsmanship and outstanding customer service. This unwavering commitment is what makes CGI the reliable choice for precision components and sub-assemblies. Our capabilities in precision manufacturing feature a careful blend of cutting edge technology and renowned reliability. We can provide our customers with an engineering team that is talented, knowledgeable and eager to help. We can work with your concept from the prototype stage all the way through to full production. Our manufacturing facility is broad in its capabilities and features high end machinery aimed at providing excellent quality and rapid turnaround. Because of the technology we have available, we’re able to work you in product development from blueprint to prototype to full cycle production.

Northern Nevada Development Authority Announces Their Pioneer Awards 2017 Winners

Posted by Shannon Weiss on April 20, 2017 in Engineering Capabilities, News
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Carson City, Nevada – Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA) announced the winners of the Pioneer Awards 2017 and CGI is pleased to have won the Silver Forge Award for Manufacturer of the Year.

Silver Forge Award for Manufacturer of the Year: CGI, Inc. – CGI, Inc. Is involved in several High-Tech projects, for example CGI is currently involved with the design, Manufacture and support of products used in Commercial Space Missions. And is helping to develop and design equipment for the New 2020 Mars Rover.


NNDA Executive Director, Robert “Rob” Hooper, said, “The NNDA Pioneer Awards highlight the strength and innovation of the Sierra Region economic ecosystem, which includes education and workforce development. Since economic development is about both the present and the future, I am delighted that the Sierra Region school districts elected to recognize our area’s youth through the Silver State Awards.” He continued, “Economic development is not about what is in it for me. It is also about future generations. ”

Some other Pioneer Awards will be presented to:

Battleborn Award for Leadership in Sustainability: Bently Enterprises (Minden, NV) – Sustainability is the cornerstone of all Bently business practices which consistently incorporate the conservation of resources and protection of the environment

Boundary Peak Award for Nonprofit of the Year: Nevada Rural Community Partners (Carson City, NV) – NRCP provides disadvantaged local youth with opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities, e.g., school sports or clubs, cheerleading, band, gymnastics, dance, science camps, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, etc.

Kit Carson Award for Most Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year: QuantumMark®, LLC (Reno, NV) – This women-owned project management firm has become a recognized national leader in vital records transformation for its work guiding eleven states, including Nevada, through the modernization of their state systems.

Silver Apple Award for Best Education Initiative: Lyon County School District – Silver Stage High School collaborated with Western Nevada College, through its Jump Start College, to launch an onsite manufacturing training hub. It provides technical education for rural high school students who are receiving the necessary training to enter a job-ready workforce.

About NNDA: Northern Nevada Development Authority is the recognized Economic Development Authority for the Sierra Region of Nevada which is comprised of Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County and the Comstock District. The agency is a non-profit organization funded by the State, the counties and cities within the region and through donations from Investor Partners comprised of businesses in the communities NNDA serves. Since 2010, NNDA has had an economic impact of over $1.7 billion in the Sierra Region and assisted 67 companies with their relocation to Northern Nevada.

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