KEARNEY, NEBRASKA, U.S. — Chief Agri/Industrial, a division of Chief Industries, Inc., announced in June the development of new technology that significantly reduces maintenance and emissions, and works alongside its commercial dryer series. 

The Chief commercial dryer, including self-cleaning EcoGuard System (patent pending), addresses the increased demands to reduce dust emissions in the grain industry. Chief said it considered engineering a system with these capabilities after a Chief representative saw a customer’s need for dust reduction and minimizing maintenance. 

“In 2014, we decided to purchase a dryer from Chief Industries,” said Doug Kavanaugh, operations manager of Glacial Plains Cooperative.  “We knew there would be some changes to be made but Chief was willing to go the extra mile to help us and hopefully other communities in the grain industry. In 2015, Chief changed a couple of things to help 'reduce emissions in the package.’” 

"After the harvest season was complete the locals sent a spokesman to our office to let us know they were satisfied with the changes,” said Kavanaugh.  “I have been in the grain business my whole life and was totally amazed with how many bee's wings there are in corn. With this system you can actually watch the amount taken out. It is worth seeing it to believe.” 

“Chief is proud of the latest addition of quality products to broaden the range of Chief’s equipment offering and meet the needs of our ever-growing customer base.” said Roger Townsend, president of Chief Agri/Industrial.