Hood Packaging Corporation
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Western District meets in Spokane
Around 60 milling professionals from areas west of the Rocky Mountains met at the annual fall meeting of the Western District in Spokane, Washington. This is the third time the group has met at the Historic Davenport Hotel.
The technical session included presentations on fluidizing bulk loadouts by Mike Richardson, CETEC Cereal Technologies. Dillon Phillips, Bratney, presented on the Omas wheat scrubbing. Art Bettge from the Washington Wheat Commission provided valuable insight into replacements for ash and mill stream. Leonard Mongiello, IFC, reviewed bird control options. Jeff Seeger, Great Western Mfg., encouraged millers to think outside the sifter box. Robert Juarez, Miller Milling shared his strategy for a fumigation-free facility.
Dave Link, Kice Industries, talked about airlock use and maintenance. Alex Luce, Ecolab, says don’t hesitate, fumigate. Sam Byrnes, Blower Engineering, provided an overview of blowers.
Raj Hulasare, Sunbelt Rentals, provided an overview of heat treatment for stored-product insects. Dave Krishock, Grain Craft, shared insights of a baker. Bühler’s Cory Lare talked about integrated grinding systems. Robert Wong, Agri-Nero, joined via Zoom to share information about reducing pathogens in flour.
Networking continued on Thursday evening at the annual reception and banquet. The installation of a newly elected slate of officers was a highlight of the evening.
A couple dozen people played a scramble with prizes awarded to the top teams and hole-prize winners.
The meeting featured technical and What’s New presentations on July 23.
IAOM International Update
Randy Gavert, IAOM Vice President
Insights of a Baker
Dave Krishock, Grain Craft
Heat Treatment of Stored-Product Insects
Raj Hulasare, Sun Belt Rentals
Fumigation Free Facility
Robert Juarez, Miller Milling
Think Outside the Sifter Box
Jeff Seeger, Great Western
Airlock Use & Maintenance
Dave Link, Kice Industries
Reducing Pathogens in Flour
Rob Wong, Agri-Nero
Replacement for Ash & Mill Stream
Art Bettge, Washington Grain Commission
Integrated Grinding System
Cory Lare, Buhler
Sam Byrnes, Blower Engineering
Leonard Mongiello, IFC
Don’t Hesitate, Fumigate
Alex Luce, Ecolab
Omas Wheat Scrubbing
Dillon Phillips, Bratney
Bulk Loadout: Fluidizing
Michael Richardson, CETEC Cereal Technologies