Top news headlines in 2003 included: The U.S. and Britain launched a war against Iraq; the man in black, Johnny Cash, passed away at the age of 71; and Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California. That very same year a bit smaller headline, probably buried somewhere around page 93 was that Control Systems Design, a Controls Engineering Firm was formed in Bowling Green, KY to help support the growing Industrial market in the region.
CSD began as a single engineer with the focus of providing Controls Engineering Services to a local Pet Food Manufacturer. In hindsight, it was only fitting that Bob Scheidegger, the current owner of CSD & Automation, was there to help make the introductions and get the entrepreneurial business opportunity rolling. The company grew conservatively over the next 6 years adding additional Controls Engineers and becoming an embedded resource at the Pet Food Manufacturer in addition to doing other contract Integration and Controls work for area companies.
After being an Automation and Controls Distribution Specialist for 22 years supporting Rockwell Automation, Bob felt it was time for a change. In 2009 the ownership of CSD transitioned to Bob and we became CSD&A with the primary goal being growth and diversification. Shortly after purchasing the company our offices moved to a slightly larger office space and we acquired a single bay shop area to build Control Panels and small Automation Equipment.
With an aggressive sales and marketing plan the company was able to begin its path forward. In 2011 the company expanded to include Mechanical Engineering to support Material Handling, and Automation equipment fabrication. We hired several experts from competitive Material Handling and Automation firms in the region. We also hired a few key personnel with extensive backgrounds in operations, marketing, sales, fabrication, and project management. Effectively assembling a cross-functional team with over 300+ years of combined experience in the markets we chose to penetrate.
Today our diverse team of experts with an array of backgrounds, knowledge, and experience enables CSD&A to be a superior engineering force in the region. CSD&A competes with and wins against globally recognized names in the industrial engineering and material handing industries. Our service offerings have grown to include Project Management, Software Development, Controls Engineering, Material Handling, Embedded Contract Engineering Services, and Systems Integration Services. Diversity and flexibility provide us the ability to support a wide range of needs. From small scale integration services and field service calls to large scale installation of complete packaging lines, CSD&A has the expertise to help accomplish your goals.
Regionally based with global reach, our equipment and systems have been installed in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Asia. Being a privately held corporation with a TEAM and FAMILY mentality we have not lost sight of the fact that people like to work with people they can relate to. We work diligently every day to treat our customers, vendors, and team mates like we would treat our own families. Let us show you what it’s like to do business with a company who truly cares about your needs. Put our team to work for you!