YOU MANUFACTURE IT…

WE’LL DO ALL THE OTHER “ITs” TO KEEP YOU RUNNING AT TOP SPEED!

From envisioning it through supporting it,
Cates will help you get it done.

We are an industrial automation company that helps customers increase production, improve quality, and reduce cost. As industrial system integrators and control panel fabricators for over 40 years, our company has the experience to develop solutions to complex manufacturing problems. We have the expertise to specify the best products for your project, and maintain direct relationships with top vendors for product sourcing. If it’s not one of your core competencies, consider outsourcing it to Cates!

Our Services

Envision It

Explore how your project can benefit your business.

Engineer It

Identify and advise on your best options; design a solution.

Specify It

Maximize uptime by choosing the best products for your project.

Fabricate It

Design and build quality panels at our UL certified facilities.

Install It

Professionally install your equipment and safety systems.

Support It

Provide expert support for your plant hardware and software.

Why Work with Cates

Envision the Advantages

  • Convenience: One vendor – no finger-pointing!
  • Smooth Sailing: We’re familiar with UL standards requirements and can provide guidance
  • Fewer delays: Smooth transitions between engineering and manufacturing
  • Streamlined changes: Software, parts and panel designs can be updated together internally

Need It? We Can Do It

  • Plant Expansions: Integration, electrical, mechanical, project management
  • System Upgrades: Technology, speed, safety
  • Unreliable Systems: Production stoppages, quality issues
  • Legacy Upgrades: PLC-5, SLC 500, PanelView

Experience in Your Industry and Processes

Food and
Beverage

$24 M* in
projects

Building
Materials

$4 M* in
projects

Material
Handling

$11 M* in
projects

Product
Manufacturing

$7 M* in
projects

Water and
Wastewater

$10 M* in
projects

Oil and
Gas

$3 M* in
projects

* Revenue from 2018 – present

Controls Experts

Design and implement control systems for precision processes

Proficient Innovators

Years of integration and startups in several industries

Fabrication Specialists

Design & build complex or unique panels in volume with customization

Product Consultants

Have the expertise to specify the correct part for your application

6 Reasons to Hire an Automation Partner

Experts in equipment options and various technologies

Focus on advanced software and controls

Capitalization of integration costs

Strong engineering capabilities

Team of experts representing each technology area

Offloading of
customer staff;
Scalable resources

Cates and I2R Have Merged

Cates and I2R are now the same company! This merge allows us to offer you this full range of services – from the time you begin considering a project all the way through project completion when you need support services. We look forward to fulfilling all of your manufacturing needs through this change.

Commitment to Quality

We are committed to delivering quality automation solutions. Our goal is for you to be satisfied. Our company culture is firmly rooted in the values of honesty, reliability, and integrity – which we believe is “doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.”

Tell Us About Your Project

Information Request

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questions and problems.

Have a Question?

Get help choosing the best
product for your project.

What Our Clients Have To Say!

I just wanted to reach out to you to thank you and your team for all the hard work and excellent implementation you have done with our Concertor control panels. We really appreciate it. We are very pleased with your diligence and very importantly your responsiveness. It is a pleasure working with you all. Now looking forward to a strong partnership with each other into the future. Keep up the good work!
Peter D.
I just wanted to say that the extra programming I2R was tasked with (unload throttle/ unload and mezz jam counters) have already been utilized and proven very effective in being able to control our building as well as a tool to identifying jam issues. Your crew did an outstanding job!!! I just wanted to say thanks.
Frank V.
I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your hard work and dedication to this project. This past weekend was a successful and what I would call “refreshing” weekend conversion…When your team completes a job like this you not only meet my expectations but the Purple promise of FedEx Ground. As we continue this project and more challenging conversions ahead continue to build on these principles and we will all be successful.
Jonathan S.