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RIOS Intelligent Machines and Crow Engineering Announce Partnership to Revolutionize the Wood Products Industry

For Immediate Release

Menlo Park, CA | February 14, 2024

RIOS Intelligent Machines, a leader in innovative robotic solutions for the manufacturing sector, and Crow Engineering, a renowned engineering design and consulting name, are excited to announce their strategic partnership. This collaboration will transform the wood products industry by integrating robotic automation to enhance operational efficiency and reduce costs.

The partnership marks a significant step towards modernizing traditional industrial processes in the wood products sector. RIOS’s advanced robotics technology, known for its precision and adaptability, will combine with Crow Engineering’s deep industrial engineering and design expertise. This synergy aims to deliver a new era of productivity and cost-effectiveness in wood processing and manufacturing.

Key objectives of this collaboration include the development of automated solutions for critical processes within the wood products industry. These solutions will improve quality control, optimize production lines, and ensure sustainable practices through efficient resource management.

“We are thrilled to partner with Crow Engineering, bringing together our strengths in technology and engineering to innovate within the wood products industry,” said Clinton Smith, Co-Founder & CEO at RIOS Corporation. “Our shared vision is to drive a significant leap in industrial efficiency and sustainability through automation and robotics.”

Hunter Wylie, President and Director of Industrial Engineering at Crow Engineering, added, “This partnership with RIOS aligns perfectly with our mission to provide forward-thinking engineering solutions. Together, we are set to redefine industry standards and lead a new wave of technological advancement in wood products manufacturing.”

The partnership is a testament to both companies’ commitment to innovation and excellence, paving the way for smarter, more efficient, and sustainable industrial practices.

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About RIOS Intelligent Machines

RIOS is a pioneering firm in AI-powered robotics and AI-powered vision, focusing on revolutionizing manufacturing and automation processes. With a commitment to innovation and customer partnership, RIOS is at the forefront of delivering automation solutions that enhance production efficiency and control.

About Crow Engineering

Crow Engineering, established in 1968, specializes in engineering for the forest and wood products industry, including designing sawmills and various wood processing plants. They are licensed across the United States and offer a range of engineering services for industrial infrastructures, cold storage, and distribution facilities. Their team comprises diverse engineering experts, including industrial, civil, mechanical, forensic, and structural engineers. Based in Oregon and North Carolina, Crow Engineering is known for designing world-class facilities focusing on efficiency, quality, and purpose.

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