Airlanco/AGI awarded substantial CGB contract
April 8, 2013
by World Grain Staff
FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, U.S. — Consolidated Grain and Barge (CBG) has selected a range of conveying and conditioning products from Ag Growth International (AGI) for its high-speed looped track grain terminal in Falls City, Nebraska, U.S.
CGB hopes to have the facility, which will be served by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad, open during the 2013 harvest.
“CGB is a valued customer of AGI and this is a key multi-million dollar project for both the Falls City/Richardson County area and AGI,” said Paul Franzmann, senior vice-president of operations at AGI. “This location will be a great showcase for the breadth of the product offerings AGI has for commercial grain facilities.”
AGI, parent company of Airlanco, is a leading manufacturer of grain handling, conditioning and storage equipment, providing solutions from the farm gate to commercial grain handling and processing operations around the world. CGB is installing a myriad of these manufactured products including hoppers, conveyors, elevators, and conditioning equipment at the Falls City location.
Airlanco, specifically, is providing a rail pit hopper and receiving pit hoppers for unloading grain, aeration fans, transitions, and flooring for two 105-foot diameter grain bins, two 75-foot diameter grain bins, and one 30-foot diameter hopper bin. Aeration is used to control the temperature and condition the grain preventing spoilage, allowing grain to be stored safely, even well after harvest has been completed.
“CGB is proud to have Airlanco, Union Iron and Hi Roller as preferred vendors because they produce quality products, provide great customer service and their products are competitively priced,” said Eric Kresin, regional manager.
Tom Zant, vice-president, commercial products group, of AGI recently visited Falls City and spoke about the broadened partnership he sees unfolding for Airlanco, AGI, and CGB in the future.
“CGB is building a high tech facility with AGI components and our sales staff will be bringing customers, both current and future, to Falls City to view this showcase facility,” he said. “This development project will certainly assist in the growth of AGI companies, including Airlanco.”
Bin-jackers will be on site to begin the erection of the grain bins as the project continues to move in fast forward.