Frank J. Loeffler Jr., P.E. started working for and / or representing major suppliers of bulk materials handling systems and portable plants in 1966. His experience includes belt conveyor design, machine design, systems design, research & development, engineering management and marketing. Mr. Loeffler has been responsible for specifying auxiliary equipment such as dust collectors, screw conveyors, bucket elevators, electro-magnets, crushers, screens, etc.
In 1991 Mr. Loeffler started Loeffler Engineering Group as a Manufacturers’ Representative sales organization. At the request of several clients, engineering services were added. These services included conceptual system design, estimating and specification writing. Although a small firm, “networking” was used to organize a team of worldwide talent on an as-needed basis. LEG completed studies and specifications for systems valued at up to $100 M.
In 1993 Loeffler Engineering Group expanded its services to include litigation support. Our litigation experience began when a former employer of Mr. Loeffler requested us to assist their attorneys in a defense arbitration. They had designed a shiploader that their client claimed failed to meet the design specifications. We provided the technical support that enabled their attorneys to present this case.
The following year, we were retained by a plaintiff’s attorney to design a bulk loading / unloading terminal to be used in an antitrust case. For this case, we had to prepare a system design and cost estimates dating back 25 years using technology and costs from the respective time periods. We also developed courtroom presentations combining 3d AutoCAD with photography (see above exhibit). After working on these two cases, litigation support became a sector of our engineering activity.
|Accident Investigations||Personal Injury|
|Expert Testimony||Patent Infringement|
|Litigation Support||Product Code Compliance|
|Consultation||Restraint of Trade|
|Rule 26 Reports||Conveyor & Machine Guarding|
|Trial Testimony||Product Liability|
|3D AutoCAD Exhibits & Models||Real Estate Asset Appraisal|