EMS-Tech secures order from Smithfield's Hog Production Division
On October 20, 2015, EMS-Tech received a purchase order from Smithfield's Hog Production Division for engineering and project management of a train receiving, storage, grinding and load-out facility in Rose Hill, North Carolina. Smithfield is the world's leading pork producer and has undertaken the project to better control costs and delivery of ingredients such as soya meal for their animal products at the adjacent Chief Mill and Rosemary Mill facilities.
The new receiving system designed by EMS-Tech will consist of a rail receiving building and a 36" in-haul conveyor system. The conveyor system will operate at 300 tph, delivering feed ingredients to a 60,000 square foot fabric roofed storage building incorporating enclosed Hi-Roller conveyors and four flow-through extendable spouts to control dust accumulation. Raw ingredients will be reclaimed by an underfloor conveyor system that feeds a pair of hammermills and the finished product will be distributed to either a new truck load-out building (for transport to Rosemary Mill) or to an out-haul conveyor system feeding the existing Chief Mill animal feed processing facility.
Having worked closely with Murphy Brown (now Smithfield's Hog Production Division) to develop the concept, preliminary engineering and budget for this project, EMS-Tech is very excited to be key members of the team executing the project which is expected to be operational by Q4, 2016.