FORREST

Forrest Hinnegan

SYNERGY FABRICATION

forresthinnegan@yahoo.com

719-216-2722

Instagram @_synfab_
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Synergy Fabrication Colorado Springs, CO

June 2012-                  Present Owner/Operator · Creating custom CNC metal fabrication, performing welding based repairs on hard to replace items as well as metal work consultation. Co-creating unique works of art with an emphasis on structure and functionality.

Ironworkers Local 24 Colorado/Washington/Nevada

2000 –2016 ·               Ironworker Journeyman and Ironworkers Union member specializing in structural steel erection, historic building restoration, exterior sheeting and glass installation on commercial buildings. OSHA compliant and can safely operate heavy machinery including forklifts, man lifts/ areal lifts, MIG TIG and stick welding, as well as rigging, connector, and operating radio signal man for heavy cranes Experienced as a foreman, supervising crews of up to 20 Ironworkers at a time.



Exhibitions/Recognition

2018             Meadow Stage Sonic Bloom Festival, Rye Colorado (ground up design,                                           fabricated, built on site)
   
                 Lead / Manager Art Operations Sonic Bloom Festival

                             Main Stage build at Serenity Festival CA 

                             Imagine Stage- Imagine Festival Orcas Island WA

2017             Hummingbird Stage Sonic Bloom Festival, Rye CO

                            Womb Ship Land Art Global Eclipse Gathering Festival OR

                            Imagine Stage Imagine Festival Orcas Island WA

2016             Bear Grillz Tour (Stage Design)

                            Main Stage Sonic Bloom Festival, Rye CO

                            Imagine Stage- Imagine Festival Orcas Island WA

2014-2016        777 Boeing Hangar Everett WA
                     Structural Steel Erecting . (1.5 million sqft)

2011-2013        National Guard Regional Training Institute, Fort Carson CO
                     Steel erecting and exterior sheeting/cladding

                  Denver Broncos Training Facility, Denver CO

2009-2013        National Guard Regional Training Institute structural steel erection, exterior                           architectural ornamental cladding. Helicopter Hanger steel erecting

                              Tactical Equipment Repair Facility, Fort Carson CO ornamental and                                           architectural cladding

2007-2009        Fountain Blue Hotel Las Vegas NV Structural steel erecting

2004-2006        Fitzsimons Children’s Hospital  Aurora CO
                    Steel erecting and exterior glass and sheeting/cladding

2003-2004        Denver Convention Center exterior glass and sheeting

2001             Cripple Creek Victor Bypass bridge steel erecting                                                        (highest structural bridge in CO)


I greatly enjoy collaborating and co-creating art and functional spaces. I strive to be a part of projects that expand people perception of what is possible. Not only do I enjoy creating spaces for enjoyment but also spaces for healing and connection to each other and our environment.

Currently I am working to further my education in 3D computer modeling and graphic design programs

Sharing my knowlage of welding and metal working is also a goal of mine and greatly enjoy teaching others about the tools and techniques of my trade.

In my free time I am currently working video Projection and Mapping software. I create video based art work as well as Video DJ (VJ) at live events, dding video to enhance the ambiance of any space :)






Custom Signs






Festival Installs







Large Scale Fabrication







Small Scale Fabrication







Stage Design