Cargill Press Release and Job Story
“The E-Crane’s™ efficient, smooth operation is a major step to increasing our productivity “… Cargill fertilizer
Ricky Carlson, North American Operations and Engineering Manager for Cargill, explained, “the E-Crane™ is a key piece of equipment in the improvement of our Port Cargill facility. This crane combined with a planned upgrade for the hopper and conveyors will substantially improve the productivity of Port Cargill.”
Lisa Brickey, Terminal Superintendent concurred, “The E-Crane™ design is perfect for an operation such as ours. Its efficient operation is a major step to increasing our volume.”
Crane & Machinery, Inc., the Chicago based E-Crane™ distributor, was responsible for the machine’s sale, logistics and installation. In order to facilitate the purchase they accepted a trade-in from Cargill Fertilizer of an American 7225P Pedestal crane. CM’s Wisconsin Area Manager, Jerry Goggins, managed transport of the crane from its port of entry in Milwaukee, WI to Cargill’s Minnesota site. The installation and subsequent service were professionally completed thanks to the efforts of Chuck Dixon and Steve Suter, two of Crane and Machinery’s lead technicians. “Crane & Machinery’s dedication to product support was a factor in our decision to buy the E-Crane™” added Mr. Carlson.
This E-Crane™ is mounted on a freestanding pedestal and has a 81 feet of outreach. It was commissioned in September 2000 at Port Cargill, which is located on the Minnesota River near the mouth of the Mississippi River. It is the 7th E-Crane™ installation on the US inland waterways.
The “Original” E-Crane™ is engineered and manufactured by Indusign in Belgium and their US affiliate, E-Crane International USA, Inc.
For further information contact : Jim Finucane at Crane & Machinery, Inc. 800-235-8351, firstname.lastname@example.org ,Mark Osborne at E-Crane International USA, Inc. 740-387-0015, email@example.com and Lieven Bauwens (Managing Director Indusign) ++32 9 378 0444, firstname.lastname@example.org