1981 Ron Robbins launched M.A.I.L. Inc. in Lafayette, Indiana in 1981. This group was tasked with creating software and hardware solutions for service bureaus on a national basis, and it evolved into a national powerhouse in the area of daily catalog fulfillment and processing operation.
1989 MailCode Inc. arrived on the scene, employing local, highly-skilled Purdue University Engineering graduates. Their goal was to design cutting-edge, highly effective automated solutions to solve some of the most challenging mail processing problems. From this platform, industry-leading products such as the Olympus were created. As a true testament to their success, MailCode Inc. was acquired by a well-recognized Fortune 500 organization.
1997 Ron Robbins and several individuals established Differential Weighing Inc. in 1997. From this company, “Differential weighing” was patented with the marketing tag line of “Why put mail pieces on a scale when you can just take them off?”.
September 2006 Engineering Innovation Inc. (EII) arrived on the mail industry scene. Engineering Innovation, Inc., a proud member of the M.A.I.L. Group, came to fruition as a by-product of industry demand for a re-engineered EZ-Flats Solution. The EII team consisted of most of the same people who created the MailCode products. EII’s highly successful record of accomplishment under the M.A.I.L. Group organization has kept them busy and determined to create and develop "Best in Class" industry-changing products.
May 2007 EII debuted the EZ-Flats Lite Machine (Essential Machine) and EZ-Flats Full Machine (Premium Machine) to the National Postal Forum.
December 2007 EII releases Dynamic Sort, an automated First Class mail preparation technique which finalizes the mailing in parallel with running a single pass on their EZ Flats system. The MLOCR-based EZ Flats solution produces a bundle-based automated First Class mailing at only a fraction of the cost of traditional flats sorting machines.
February 2009 After the USPS proposed in the Federal Register to cease Bundle-Based processing, EII began a campaign to distribute protest material to mailers. This material included sample letters and instructions on how to contact the USPS and congressional representatives with the goal of over-turning the proposal. Only a week before the deadline, EII contacted over 100 companies by phone and webinar to explain what the proposal was and ways to combat it.
April 2009 USPS released information that Bundle-Based processing would continue. EII and mailers celebrated victory!
May 2009 EII re-introduces the Champ, a table-top presorting solution.
June 2009 Confirmdelivery.com joined forces with EII to create a new entity, EZ-Confirm. The web-based application allowed business mailers to save postage, reduce overhead and enhance tracking capabilities on lightweight Accountable Mail. From streamlined addressing to precise tracking, EZ-Confirm facilitated the entire mailing process.
Quarter 4 2009 EII's customer base reaches 100!
April 2010 EII introduces the EZ-Parcels and EZ-Letters at the National Postal Forum.
2011 EZ-Letters facilitates processing in Vote-by-Mail shops.
March 2013

EII introduces the EZ-WorkDesk as a solution for IMpb and parcel processing. EZ-WorkDesk is EII's smallest, most cost efficient OCR platform yet.

March 2015

EII introduces the SuperChamp "to great fanfare!"  The SuperChamp combines the Champ with a ring-scanner for the ability to capture information quickly.  The ring-scanner proves to be an excellent addition to EII's OCR capabilities.

June 2015 EII moves to a new location!  After several years of growth, EII picked up and moved down the road.  The new office boasts several hundred square feet of both office and production space.  
April 2016 EZ-Parcels MPS, Modular Parcel Solutions, is introduced at the National Parcel Forum.
September 2016

Engineering Innovation celebrates it's 10th Aniversary! The LightSort sort to light automated parcel sorter is introduced at the Parcel Forum


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