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Specialty Chemical Plant Expansion

To satisfy increasing customer demand, Munzing Corporation in Clover, South Carolina needed to expand its on-site storage capabilities for raw materials, and provide more storage of in-process and finished goods.  Read how Creative Engineers, Inc. played the central role of engineering design as well as coordination between Munzing, specialized engineering companies, equipment suppliers, local town officials and contractors.

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Welcome Will Cheves

Creative Engineers, Inc (CEI) welcomes Will Cheves! With over 20 years of experience in mechanical engineering, process engineering, project management, and other roles, Will can contribute greatly to our wide variety of projects. Will has joined our staff in the new Greenville, SC office, where his combination of education and hands-on experience in adhesives manufacturing, textile manufacturing, and more will be a great asset. His background and processes knowledge utilizing all sorts of equipment and hazardous chemicals will be put to good use by our growing client list.

Custom Alkali Metal Safety Training

Creative Engineers, Inc. (CEI) recently completed a custom training and demonstration class for a group from CSIR South Africa. In addition to learning about Alkali metal properties, safety, hazards, spill cleanup, and other hands-on activities, CEI demonstrated a liquid-metal Electro-Magnetic pump. We used our four-stage DC EM Pump to demonstrate a liquid metal system utilizing supply tank, return tank, and other devices including DC power supplies able to produce up to 850 amps to power the pump for the desired flow rate.

Thank you for making the trip from South Africa!

Let CEI know if we can arrange a custom class for your company, with tailored content to match your specific training needs.

Announcing New Office in Greenville, SC

Creative Engineers, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of our new location in Greenville, South Carolina!

Due to increasing demand for our services in the Southeast US and other locations, we have expanded our team to include an additional office.  The new office will allow an increased level of service to new and existing customers.  Creative Engineers, Inc. provides expertise, products, training, and equipment for Alkali Metal systems including Sodium, Lithium and others as well as pilot plant design, build, and operational services.  We offer process engineering and project engineering for customers at the bench, pilot, and commercial scale for many hazardous and non-hazardous chemical processes. 

The new office is conveniently located just North of I385 in Greenville.  For additional information please contact us at (443) 807-1202 or visit us on the web at



Alkali Metals Safety Training

Thank you to all our class attendees for the September 2017 Alkali Metals Safety Training class! We had a great turn out from many different countries. We learned about the hazards associated with handling and using Alkali metals, as well as proper PPE, spill control techniques, and first aid. We discussed design approaches for buildings, systems, and equipment. We learned how to contain or extinguish a metal fire and had hands-on training. We also practiced safe techniques for small spill cleanup.

Stay tuned for the next class coming soon!

Welcome Alex VanLieshout

Creative Engineers, Inc. (CEI) is proud to add Alex VanLieshout to the CEI team as a Mechanical Engineer! Alex is a graduate of NC State, with experience in the automotive field at both BMW and Honda. He has also worked at CEI as a co-op and knows the business, allowing him to come up to speed and be an immediate contributor to on-going projects. Alex is part of our expansion in the Greenville SC/Charlotte NC area where we are establishing a permanent presence to better service our customers in the region.

Welcome Debra Webb

Please welcome Debra Webb to our team of professionals at Creative Engineers, Inc!  Debra (Debee) has over 20 years of experience in operations, human resources, personnel management, office administration, and office management.  Debee provides advice and assistance to CEI with our day-to-day operations at the busy facility in New Freedom, PA including personnel scheduling, customer training organization, document control, activities related to the CEI quality program, Hazmat shipping of hazardous materials, and more.  Welcome Debee!

Alkali Metals Safety Training, September 2017

Creative Engineers, Inc.  is pleased to announce the next Alkali Metals Safety Training, open to the public.  Due to the high level of interest in this training we have performed several custom classes for specific customers, and are now able to offer a second class for anyone who is interested.

Day one  will be classroom work, and day two will be hands-on work at the Creative Engineers, Inc. facility in New Freedom, Pennsylvania.

Please download the .pdf for more details and contact us to register!

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Alkali Metals Training Class and Video

Creative Engineers, Inc. recently completed a second custom training class for the crew at Idaho National Laboratory.  Thank you to all that attended!

Also just released is the new Alkali Metals video featuring footage from our training classes.

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