BRINGING IDEAS TO REALITY
Kinetic Engineering Group is comprised of a team of forward-thinking, degreed engineers focused on bringing innovative projects and designs to market. Although the majority of our prior projects involve the process of development starting from the ‘ground up’; we have also successfully improved several existing processes and products using the same approach.
Nate Calvin, founder of Kinetic Engineering Group, is also a co-founder of AeroLEDs, LLC.
IN THE NEWS...
Nate is a key team member in the Beauty Beak Project.
Beauty is a 7 y/o American Bald Eagle rescued by Janie Fink of the Raptor Chapter located in St. Maries Idaho. Beauty was rescued two years ago in Alaska after she was found nearly dead and emaciated after a having her top beak shot off and left to die. The resulting damage from the bullet left Beauty with only a small portion of her left upper beak and nearly eliminated the majority of the right side. Consequently, with the inability to consume solid food, she is kept alive by the daily efforts of a liquid tube-feeding by Janie and her small volunteer staff at the Raptor Chapter.
After the transfer of Beauty to the Raptor Chapter, Janie began her efforts to assemble the resources and advice from industry pundits in effort to give Beauty a chance at life--an effort, that produced the unanimous 'expert' opinion that the bird could not be saved and she be euthanized--an option Janie fiercely refused to accept!
On one particular presentations in Boise, Idaho she met Nate Calvin, a Mechanical Engineer who had brought his two daughters to the event to witness the majestic birds first hand and up-close. During her presentation, she presented the other raptor species and finished with a heart-wrenching tale of Beauty’s plight and her subsequent failed efforts to garner the required support to save Beauty However, Janie had attracted the curiosity and competitive nature of Nate who approached her after the presentation with a comment she had not heard from anyone prior.
"I think I can help you with Beauty if you are interested...." - words that rang a tune to Janie’s ears, thus began the first critical step toward a concentrated effort to help restore the bird she so passionately defended to save - to restore the bird to a form that was befitting of her namesake - BEAUTY!
Nate and KEG had no prior experience with animals or prosthetics and bolstered only by the internal drive and enthusiasm to save Beauty and prove the doubting pundits wrong, the process has begun and is progressing well!!
For More Information:
Please give your support to Beauty Beak Project by way of donations made to:
The Raptor Chapter
PO Box 585 St. Maries, Idaho 83861
Make checks out to "Birds of Prey NW" and mail to:
Birds of Prey NW
PO Box 3507
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816
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