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  • Grain Storage Facility Demand Soaring

    August 26, 2014

    A large crop of corn combined with falling prices may spur farmers to seek and purchase more grain storage facilities. Grain storage companies are reporting that it is difficult to keep up with demand, according to a report from Valley News Live, based out of Fargo, ND. Trevor Meier, marketing...

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  • Tank Connection to Increase Production by 50%

    August 12, 2014

    Kansas-based Tank Connection has announced that it will expand its production by 50 percent in the fourth quarter. The company is also seeking to hire about 35 new employees, and will add new equipment as part of the expansion. “We are making investments in both capital assets and new...

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  • Alumina Powder Silo Retrofit Improves Product Quality

    July 28, 2014

    The Need Alumina is a fine powder that is used in the manufacture of aluminum, abrasives, refractory material, and various household products. Large users of alumina often arrange to have it shipped to their plants in 100-ton capacity railcars. The quality and consistency of the alumina, which...

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  • Hot Air Blowers for Drying Tanks, Mixers, Totes, Piping

    July 23, 2014

    After every clean in place cycle, the internal surfaces of any powder blending and handling system are not truly clean until they are completely dry. Sonic’s hot air blower technology is ideal for the drying of tanks, blenders, mixers, totes, and piping, in as little as 15 minutes. This...

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  • Should My Material Be Tested On-Site?

    July 21, 2014

    In the past, we have discussed flow properties testing and the need for this type work to ensure reliable bin and hopper flow. The Jenike Shear Tester is a device that is recognized as the standard for testing bulk solids by ASTM (D-6128-97) in the U.S. and in Europe, and the test procedure is well...

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  • OSHA Proposes Fine for Grain Company

    July 14, 2014

    OSHA has proposed fining an Ohio-based grain company more than $50,000 for operating a mechanical sweep auger while three employees were working in a grain storage bin. Sabina Farmers Exchange Inc. was investigated after OSHA received complaints that employees were working inside the bin while...

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  • Man Killed Unloading Grain into Silo

    July 7, 2014

    A Tennessee man was killed July 2 while unloading grain into a silo, after his tanker truck’s boom came into contact with power lines, according to media reports. Billy Dougherty, 63, of Kingsport, TN, was killed in the accident that occurred on a farm located in McMinn County, about 60...

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  • ABB Inc. - Level Measurement Products

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  • BinMaster Introduces Compact Vibrating Rod for Small Bins

    June 13, 2014

    BinMaster introduces the new CVR-625 mini vibrating rod, a compact point level control designed for use in small bins and hoppers where other level sensors will not fit. The new version features an updated design that allows for the detection of light materials with a bulk density as low as two....

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