Milling Journal Milling Journal Online North American Millers' Association Annual Meeting ... Oct. 26-28 ... Laguna Beach, CA Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:54:53 EST IAOM 121st Annual Conference and Expo ... April 10-14 ... New Orleans, LA Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:56:39 EST IAOM Wheat State, Texoma, and Central Districts Joint Meeting ... March 16-17 ... Manhattan, KS Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:58:44 EST North American Millers' Association Spring Conference ... March 11-14 ... Marco Island, FL Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:53:39 EST IAOM Electrical Training Course With Cowley College, Arkansas City, KS ... Hotel Deadline Mar. 1 Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:06:56 EST If you have already registered for the IAOM Electrical Training at Cowley College, or plan to do so, the hotel deadline is just a few days away - March 1st!! The registration response has been great and there are now limited seats available for the March 21-23 event at Cowley College. Now is the time to act quickly in order to reserve a seat in one of two IAOM Electrical Training events in 2017. Seats go quickly, so register soon in order to reserve your place. IAOM is offering this course in two locations this year in order to make travel Vortex Founder Loren Neil Peterson Passes Away at 87 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:08:12 EST Salina, KS - Vortex announces the passing of its founder, Loren Neil Peterson. He was 87. Peterson was very familiar to many in the bulk material handling industry. Peterson’s career in dry bulk solids began in the 1950s with Salina Manufacturing (now known as Coperion). As a mechanical engineer he developed formulas for conveying material other than flour, which was very unproven at that time. After much experimentation and analysis, he ascertained how to test a gallon-sized sample of product, and scale it up to a full size system. He also invented equipment for the company, including a patent on a VAA Promotes Chris Broderson and Vlad Dain to Partner Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:53:58 EST Minneapolis, MN—Chris Broderson, PE and Vlad Dain, PE, P.Eng, LEED AP, have been promoted to Partner at VAA, a multidiscipline engineering firm located in the Twin Cities. Broderson (top picture) and Dain (bottom) are relative newcomers having joined the firm in 2012 and 2011 respectively. The Partner promotions are the result of their tenacity to continually do more. Broderson provides structural analyses and design solutions for large-scale bulk-handling facilities in VAA’s Agribusiness and Industrial sectors. His ability to communicate complicated structural systems in terms of basic principles is an asset as he oversees construction document preparation for major projects. As Remembrance by Tracy Eustace at Dr. W. Dale Eustace's Funeral on Feb. 6 at Clay Center, KS Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:14:59 EST Buhler Reports Healthy Performance in 2016 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:55:32 EST Uzwil - February 8, 2017 - Bühler showed a healthy performance in 2016. While continuing its policy of reinvesting profits to secure future development, the company has continued its growth path. Order intake in 2016 was up 3% to CHF 2.54 billion, compared to a decline of 4% in 2015. Turnover rose by 2% to CHF 2.45 billion, and profitability remained stable at 7.1% (EBIT margin). RandD investments were significantly increased. “For a company based in Switzerland, 2016 marked a real proof point considering the Euro/Swiss franc shift a year ago,” says CEO Stefan Scheiber. “In this context, we can U.S. Wheat Associates Board of Directors Elects New Officers For 2017/18 Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:55:31 EST Washington, DC - The U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Board of Directors elected new officers for the 2017/18 (July to June) fiscal year at their meeting Feb. 2, 2017, in Washington, DC. The board elected Doug Goyings of Paulding, OH, as Secretary-Treasurer, current Secretary-Treasurer Chris Kolstad of Ledger, MT, as Vice Chairman and current Vice Chairman Mike Miller of Ritzville, WA, as Chairman. These farmers will take their new leadership roles at the USW Board meeting in July 2017 in Annapolis, MD, when current Chairman Jason Scott of Easton, MD, will become Past Chairman. USW is the export market development organization