R.F. MacDonald Co., an industrial pump supplier and service provider that has supported thousands of pump systems throughout California and Nevada since 1956, has been working with a leading food packaging company for the past five years. This major food packaging company packages a wide range of food products – everything from syrups to sauces, fruit juices and purees to diced fruit and compote fillings. No matter what variety of cartons, tin cans, squeeze bottles, pouches, or individual portion cups, their central California- and Kentucky-based food packaging facilities run 24/7 to distribute high quality food products across the country.
A Relationship Built on Proven Performance
This major food packager was first introduced to BJM Pumps in 2011 when R.F. MacDonald Co. suggested that the central California facility use a Fahrenheit® Pump for one of their shallow sumps.Read More
Barney’s Pumps, a Florida-based company that has provided pumps, controls, mixers and systems to the water/wastewater, industrial, and food industries since 1950, supported a local juice production facility in 2014 when they were searching for a pump that would operate reliably in their feed mill sump application. The juice producer, who grows and processes oranges from their own groves as well as from independent growers in South Florida, produces up to 90 million gallons of fresh orange juice every year.
As one of the largest suppliers of ‘pure Florida’ orange juice in the U.S., the juice producer operates a feed mill on-site that turns fruit peel into a cattle feed product. In order to create the cattle feed product, the feed mill performs an evaporation process that extracts citrus oils and moisture out of the fruit skin.Read More
Goforth Williamson Inc. provides pumps, pump repair, and field services to a variety of industrial companies and municipalities across the Southern United States. Goforth Williamson Inc., who has positive working relationships with several water and wastewater treatment plants, was contacted in 2014 by a major city’s water treatment plant; one that provides drinking water to over 4 million people in a metropolitan area. When one of the clarifier sump pumps at the water treatment plant wore out, Goforth Williamson was asked to recommend a replacement pump.The Challenge
The water treatment plant extracts fresh water from a nearby river, pumping a significant amount of sand and silt in with the fresh water. The water treatment plant must separate the water from the sand and silt in a clarifier.Read More
A major Midwest power company needed a new pumping solution for one of its facilities, a 1,900-megawatt coal-fired electric power plant.The Challenge
Coal continues to play a significant role in U.S. electric power generation. The American Coal Foundation reports that nine of every 10 tons of domestically mined coal is used to generate electric power. And more than half of electric power consumed in the U.S. comes from coal-fired power plants.
For these facilities, coal poses wastewater removal challenges, due to coal’s natural properties:
· Coal fines and dust can cause explosions under certain concentrations and conditions. So, coal-fired power plants—like the 1,900-megawatt plant featured in this case study—use water sprinklers to spray coal piles and suppress the dust.Read More
Service Pump & Supply has supported industrial equipment owners in the Ohio River Basin and Appalachia regions of the United States by providing pump and motor remanufacturing services since 1980. One of SPS’ five service centers, based in Huntington, West Virginia, has a history of providing reliable service to the United Dairy plant in Charleston, West Virginia. A major function of the United Dairy facility is to bottle the milk which comes from family farms located within 100 miles of the United Dairy plant, which is known for selling high-quality milk that is free from antibiotics and artificial growth hormones.
Having a long-standing relationship with the United Dairy plant, SPS makes regular site visits to the facility. In February 2015, Ron Keesee, an SPS Support Rep, was visiting with James Ward, Maintenance Manager at the United Dairy plant.Read More