Fast returns flow from silo aeration retrofit investment

Flooring materials manufacturer Forpac realized more efficient operation through an investment in modern silo aeration at its Haines City, Fla. operation. “We had been operating with airpads in our 144-ton silos that store white cement powder and calcium carbonate used to make our thin set adhesive and grout for tile floors,” observes Plant Manager Mike Dulin. The result, he adds,…

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Conveying connectors

BFM connectors are designed to transform material conveying connectors from labor intensive hose clamps to snap-in fitting efficiency. In addition to providing a 100 percent leak- and dust-free connection, the BFM system eliminates hose clamped sleeves for faster cleaning and tool-free changeovers. Package includes spigots and connectors in a full range of sizes for fast replacement and fewer production interruptions.

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Silo aeration equals production gains for Jackson Concrete


John Meyer strives for efficiency at his West Bend, Wis., ready mixed plant. He knows about concrete production after managing the open-air operation for nine years before purchasing Jackson Concrete in 2003. Four years later, he realized an ideal condition for ready mixed production in the frozen north by moving plant iron into a full enclosure.

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