November 17, 2019

Balaguer Rolls company profile



Founded in 1916, Balaguer Rolls is a family business specialising in the casting and machining of centrifugal rolls for milling and a range of other industries, including compound feed, soybeans, coffee, chocolate, paint, salt, biscuits, chemicals and more. 

Throughout the company's history, Balaguer has earned the trust of many of the largest food machinery manufacturers worldwide:  Balaguer rolls have been incorporated into roller mills around the globe. 
Balaguer also supplies rolls to end-users - flourmills, edible oil factories and such like - in no fewer than 120 countries.

Visit the website
 HERE.
 

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November 14, 2019

The Rex Wailes collection arrives at the Archive

by Mildred Cookson, The Mills Archive, UK

July 23rd, 2019 was a momentous day for the Mills Archive. After long negotiations, the Science Museum released the Rex Wailes Collection, which had been held in their offsite store for more than 30 years, never to see the light of day. It is now in our care and thanks to support from Perendale Publishers, the collection is housed in the “Milling & Grain Room” at our quarters.

There was great excitement as the collection arrived, although Nathanael, our Archivist, now has his work cut out to go through and list more than 40 boxes of photos, glass plates, correspondence, diary entries plus many large technical drawings. Rex passed away in 1986, having amassed a wealth of material that captures how milling evolved during the early 20th century. Personally, having met Rex and talked about the mills on Anglesey, I was quite moved to see his life’s work arrive.
 

His biography is on our web site, written by Nathanael, and here is the quote from Rex on how he started his life-time passion and work with windmills. 

“One day, while I was photographing the big six-sailed tower mill at Coleby Heath, now demolished on account of the nearby aerodrome, the miller asked me if I would like to have a look inside.

“He showed me over from bottom to top and we finally ended up just under the fantail, looking out over a stretch of country that is said to have been settled by the ex-service men of Roman times. Here in the mechanism of the mill was part of the history of mechanical engineering in the solid; just the thing to whet the appetite of a budding engineer with a taste for the historical side of the profession. Since that day I have tried to look inside every mill I have come across, both at home and abroad.”

Receiving the collection is just the beginning of the work; every item has to be looked at and listed, along with special treatment for the many glass plates and damaged drawings. Conservation is just part of the work needed before we can make the collection available for people to come and see.

Rex travelled the world looking at mills and writing them up, so it makes it a very international archive as you will see from the continuing story.

I look forward to writing about this collection in future articles, and providing you with a fascinating glimpse into this mill stalwart’s work. Rex himself aptly wrote articles for ‘Milling – the predecessor of this current magazine - which I will be writing about in these articles.


Read more HERE.
 

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AFIA pleased with China’s decision to resume US poultry imports

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased with China's decision to resume imports of US poultry and poultry products. China is a valuable market for the US animal food industry for exports of feed, feed ingredients and value-added products such as meat and poultry. With China resuming imports of poultry and poultry ingredients, we will see more feed and feed ingredients used by the US poultry industry.
 
Image credit: Future Atlas
'Reopening this market for poultry products is also an important first step in expanding the Chinese market for US pet food,' said Constance Cullman, AFIA's president and CEO. 'This ban was first put in place in 2015 when pet food was already subject to a Chinese restriction on ruminant ingredients. This left few options in the way of animal-origin ingredients in pet food destined for China. As a result, exports of US pet food to China dropped from an already meager $8.3 million to $1.4 million within the first year.'

Although AFIA is encouraged by this news, the industry is eager for further progress on remaining barriers that plague US animal food manufacturers from accessing this important market.

Visit the AFIA website, HERE.
 

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Tapco company profile



Tapco was conceived in the early 1970s by Paul D Taylor, President and Ted W Beaty, Retired, to fill a void in the elevator bucket industry. At that time, there was only one manufacturer of non-metallic buckets in the USA all the other buckets were made from fabricated steel. With the inherent problems of steel buckets and the limited range of the existing polyethylene brand, the time was right for Tapco.

The company has been in its own 92,500 square foot facility for over 25 years. This has allowed them to utilise injection moulding ‘in house’ for better control and cost effectiveness. Tapco has nine injection moulding machines ranging from a small 150 tonne to a very large 1000 tonne press. Allowing them to make an entire range of buckets in the most expedient and quality controlled manner.

According to their website, “Tapco stocks the largest inventory of elevator buckets and bolts in the world, some 900,000 buckets and 14 million bolts. We also have the largest inventory of abrasion resistant sheeting, drag flights and hanger bearings in North America”.

“We have the products that you need, when you need them, and at a competitive price! Our shipping department is geared to handle the most urgent of emergencies. We welcome your rush orders. We at Tapco feel the future is unlimited. We have plans for new and different products relating to bulk material handling”.

Tapco’s exporting is growing every day. Having now exported to more than fifty different countries around the world. Stocking distributors are located strategically in North America, Central America, South America, Australia, Western Europe and the Pacific Rim. This segment of the market is keyed for further growth.

“Tapco is continuously researching new technologies to better serve our customers”.
Product research has been a priority for many years. Innovations in the company’s state-of-the-art processing enables Tapco to meet the customized needs of its diverse customers. Tapco uses the highest quality material for their buckets; 100 percent prime virgin high-density linear polyethylene, impact modified nylon and thermoplastic urethane.

“Our mission at Tapco is to provide the highest value products and service at the best price”.

The company's focus is on building and maintaining "Solid and Reputable" relationships with its customers. With high quality staff, they are able to serve your needs promptly.

“We appreciate and are proud of you, our customer. We look forward to serving you for many more years, and welcome any suggestions on how we can work more closely in the future”.

Visit the website HERE.
 

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Ardent Mills leadership team aligns with long-term vision

Ardent Mills, a premier flour-milling and Ingredient Company, recently named industry veteran Troy Anderson as Vice President of Operations. Mr Anderson had served as Senior Director of Operations since 2014. Previously, he was with Cargill in a variety of roles since 1992. Mr Anderson has taken over for Brad Allen, who retired as VP of Operations in May 2019.

 
Troy AndersonImage credit: Ardent Mills
'We are making significant changes to our leadership team in order to position Ardent Mills to deliver on our strategic growth plan," said Dan Dye, CEO of Ardent Mills.  "Brad was instrumental in building a solid operations team. With his retirement, we wanted to bring in a new leader that understood our past, and also understands our long-term vision.  Troy is that person. He is a significant driver in aligning our critical operations structure with the rest of the organisation."

Mr Anderson is committed to cantering operations on the people-focused pillar of Ardent Mills. He is changing the structure of operations to intentionally align similar mills (in size and configuration) to share best practices and team up for customer success.

"The honour of delivering a nutritious food ingredient that feeds millions of people every day makes for an extremely rewarding career," said Mr Anderson. "I am filled with excitement about this new chapter at Ardent Mills and look forward to actively leading our Operations Team in living out our vision and mission in serving our customers, communities, supplier partners and Ardent Mills team members."

Additionally, to align with the people-first vision, Mark Kruger has been promoted to Vice President, Human Resources & Employment Law, working closely with Anderson in strategic decisions based on the best interests of team members and the business.

Mr Anderson received his Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management Operations from Kansas State University. Mr Kruger holds a BA degree in Financial Economics from Gustavus Adolphus College and a JD degree from the University of Minnesota.

For more information visit the Ardent Mills website, HERE.
 

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PLP Liquid Systems join the Build my Feed Mill Conference



Liquid and powder dosing systems professionals, PLP Liquid Systems, have just confirmed their involvement in the Build my Feed Mill Conference at VICTAM and Animal Health and Nutrition Asia.

The Build My Feed Mill Seminar will once again take place during VICTAM Asia and Animal Health and Nutrition Asia on March 25th 2020, 13:30-15:50. They will present on the category of 'Dosing'.
During the Build my Feed Mill Conference, 10-12 companies are given the chance to present 10-minute presentations about how their solutions assist feed mills in their everyday processes and practices.
Taking attendees through every process within a feed mill, Build my Feed Mill enables attendees to discover the latest innovations that help make your feed mill truly innovative, efficient and profitable. The following topics are available for cpmpanies to present on:

Participation in Build my Feed Mill is completely free of charge- apply now whilst spaces are still available!

Read more HERE.
 

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November 13, 2019

Hamlet Protein increasing focus on US market

Hamlet Protein a multinational producer of soy protein specialties for young animals, aims for continuous growth in US. The company has made significant investments in production capacity in its Findlay (Ohio) facilities in recent years and is now ready to increase its market share in US and Canada. To help drive that growth, Hamlet Protein announced the hiring of experienced Grady Fain as Vice President Sales & Marketing for the NCA region.

Grady Fain (BSc Biological & Agricultural Engineering) has a long track record in the animal feed industry. He started his career in the Wayne Feed Division of Continental Grain Company, then joined Feed Flavors Inc., which eventually became Nutriad Inc., and most recently transitioned to Adisseo.
 
Grady Fain recently appointed as Vice President Sales & Marketing for the NCA region
Image credit: Hamlet Protein

Mr Fain gave the following statement, 'Over the course of my career I have always focused on working with companies that bring true value to customers. Hamlet Protein has a high quality product portfolio with a proven track record in markets across the world. I am particularly excited about the value proposition into young animals and the approach into AGP free diets.'

The US continues to be the second largest feed producer in the world, behind China. Hamlet Protein opened its local production in 2012, in Findlay, Ohio, and recently completed a major investment to increase capacity under patented technology.

Hamlet Protein CEO Erik Visser commented, 'The US animal feed market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.4 percent from US$ 75 Billion in 2018 to US$ 85 Billion in 2024. Not only will the total feed volume grow, but the need to produce more efficiently will take centre stage. Also consumers will drive the reduction of antibiotics in feed, which is where Hamlet Protein can play a role. We are optimistic about our potential in the North American market, considering our track record in other markets around the world.'

Hamlet Protein produces soy-based protein ingredients for young piglet, poultry and cattle feed at two production plants in Denmark and the US.  Hamlet Protein services customers around the world through a network of own sales offices and distributors.

For more information visit the Hamlet Protein website, HERE.
 

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