Founded in 1985 by Jim Atkinson, IPSS provides on-site support to customers in the steel industry through process models, control systems and the rolling mill operations. As our reputation has grown, more companies request our assistance and ask us to take on larger projects.

Today, we are customer-focused company with the goal of delivering the best possible solutions. To that end, we emphasize engineering above all else. We are a dedicated group of professionals whose primary job is working for our customers.

Our customers include this continents largest steel producers (e.g., US Steel, Arcelor Mittal, Nucor Steel, Dofasco) and we continue to spend a significant amount of time at their sites. The remainder of our time is spent working on projects in our Roanoke office. Our projects range from process and system analysis to control system design and development. We continuously review the latest control theory to develop better modeling and control techniques.