Professional and Career Topics

  • 1.  How do I partner with a manufacturer to start up a sustainable innovation?

    Posted 07-24-2021 10:01 AM

    Hello everyone, 

    I know this does directly relate to civil engineering, however I am looking for some professional advisement. I currently have an idea for a potential innovative product. I have a pitch deck and am looking for a manufacturer to start the production of prototypes. What is my best route to reaching out to a manufacturer in the industry. Do I call the business or reach out to professionals on LinkedIn?

    Thanks! 



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    John Schwartz
    Liberty University Civil Engineering Student
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  • 2.  RE: How do I partner with a manufacturer to start up a sustainable innovation?

    Posted 07-26-2021 10:11 AM
    I believe that there are people on Fiverr.com who know the process and can get things manufactured for you.  If you don't find what you need, contact me - I can connect you with one of these people.

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    John Snyder A.M.ASCE
    Project Engineering Manager
    East Jordan MI
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  • 3.  RE: How do I partner with a manufacturer to start up a sustainable innovation?

    Posted 07-27-2021 09:50 AM
    Hello John,

    I'm an engineer with a well respected manufacturer of environmental products. If you would like, please PM me to discuss this further.

    Thanks,

    Hadi

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    Hadi Beigi M.ASCE
    Civil Senior Designer
    Houston TX
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  • 4.  RE: How do I partner with a manufacturer to start up a sustainable innovation?

    Posted 07-27-2021 09:51 AM
    Hi John
    I can at least tell you the process for Simpson Strong-Tie.  We have a place on our website to submit new product ideas.  Its probably a good idea if the person with the idea at least submits for patent first to protect themselves.  There is a legal process that might involve non-disclosure agreements on both sides.
    Just for your info, here is a link to our site:  https://www.strongtie.com/contact/new-product-request

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    [Randy] [Shackelford] [, P.E.]
    [Codes Engineer]
    [Simpson Strong-Tie]
    [800-999-5099]
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