7Nov, 2022

Vortex Wins Excellence Award from State Governor

November 7th, 2022|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Source: Travis Young, 785-825-7177, travis@vortexglobal.comNews Release prepared by: Lisa Johnson & Austin Anderson, 785-825-7177 Travis Young receives the Governor's Award of Excellence from Secretary of Commerce David Toland. SALINA, KAN., USA – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced that Vortex Companies has received the highest honor a business can receive in the State of Kansas, The Governor’s Award of Excellence. The announcement was made Thursday, October 20, at the To the Stars Banquet in Topeka, which honored 237 businesses, including 181 Merit Award winners, 56 regional award winners, and nine state-wide award winners.“Vortex Companies exemplify [...]

17Oct, 2022

Robert Bunting Appointed Bunting® President and CEO

October 17th, 2022|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Robert Bunting Appointed Bunting® President and CEO BUNTING!NEWTON 500 S. SPENCER ROAD P.O. BOX 468 NEWTON, KANSAS 67114 800.835.2526   Robert Bunting follows in the footsteps of his grandfather and father with his appointment as Bunting’s President and Chief Executive Officer. On October 1, 2022, Robert succeeded his father, Bob Bunting, in overseeing the continued growth of the global Bunting group. Bob Bunting assumes the position of Chairman. Bunting® is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of magnetic separators, metal detectors, materials handling, magnetic printing cylinders, magnets, magnet assemblies, and magnetizing equipment. The company, headquartered [...]

14Oct, 2022

Material Transfer Welcomes Deron Seibert as a Senior Sales Representative

October 14th, 2022|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: General Kinematics announces building expansion at Headquarters. General Kinematics Marketing Dept.: (815) 444-3521 August 18, 2022, General Kinematics broke ground on a 42,000-square-foot plant expansion at the United States corporate headquarters in Crystal Lake, IL. The manufacturing addition will be part of their existing 220,000-square-foot space to facilitate increasing demand and more extensive equipment offerings for the mining, foundry, and recycling industries. General Kinematics President Tom Musschoot explained, “The expansion of our North American manufacturing facility has been needed for a while. We can handle some of our larger products, such as STM-SERIES® Two-Mass mining screens, [...]

16Aug, 2022

Material Transfer Welcomes Deron Seibert as a Senior Sales Representative

August 16th, 2022|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts Carly Cabot, Trefoil Group 440.591.9703 New hire reflects Company’s continued growth momentum ALLEGAN, MI (July 28, 2022) – Material Transfer & Storage (MTS), an industry leader in the custom design and manufacture of bulk bag filling, conditioning and discharging systems, announced today the addition of Deron Seibert as a Senior Sales Representative. In this role, Seibert will be responsible for developing new customer relationships, expanding Material Transfers’ presence in new geographies and enhancing the company’s ability to solve bulk material handling challenges. “We’re excited to have Deron on board at MTS,” said Sergio Carrillo, [...]

9Aug, 2022

Fourth Generation French Family Member, Tayte French Lutz, Promoted to Vice President

August 9th, 2022|

In January 2010 Tayte French Lutz, fourth generation of the French family leadership, joined the company as Marketing Coordinator. Since then, Lutz has made notable achievements through her work with the company in the areas of marketing, manufacturing, and management. Most recently, Lutz graduated from the Harvard Business School Owner President Management program on June 15th, 2022 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Upon completion of the program, Tayte was promoted to Vice President of French Oil Mill Machinery Co. She is part of a four-person management team that leads the company. The HBS OPM program Lutz completed was delivered in three units [...]

7Jun, 2022

Komline-Sanderson Acquires the Wyssmont Company, Expands Specialty Drying Capabilities

June 7th, 2022|

For Immediate Release Contact: Nathanael Komline Title:    Marketing Manager Email: PEAPACK, N.J. (June 1, 2022) – Komline-Sanderson, a designer and manufacturer of equipment for product filtration, thermal processing, wastewater management, and other industrial applications, announced today the acquisition of the Wyssmont Company, a designer and manufacturer of thermal drying products for the chemical, pharmaceutical, mineral, and food industries. The investment closed on May 25, 2022. The strategic acquisition will add Wyssmont’s flagship product, the TURBO-DRYER®, to Komline’s product line. The TURBO-DRYER® is used worldwide in virtually every industry that requires drying of wet materials, from organic chemicals to silver [...]

18May, 2022

Sentry Equipment Acquires SmartSkim

May 18th, 2022|

For Immediate Release Contact:  Dave Coughlin Title:      Director of Marketing Phone:  262-354-6285 OCONOMOWOC, WI (May 17, 2022) – Sentry Equipment, a global provider of representative sampling, analysis technologies, and service, is pleased to announce the acquisition Universal Separators, Inc. dba SmartSkim, based in Madison, Wisconsin. SmartSkim is a leader in oil separation and coolant recycling in industrial settings with core products include separators and skimmers, which remove non-emulsified oil and floating debris from metal working liquids. Their customers include some of the most recognizable names in the automotive, aerospace, equipment, heavy industrial, and firearms industries. SmartSkim focuses on applications from machining [...]

6Apr, 2022

Peak Equipment Expands Vortex’s Reach to Wyoming

April 6th, 2022|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Source: Shawn Opat, 785-825-7177, News Release prepared by: Austin Anderson, 785-825-7177, austinanderson@vortexglobal.comSALINA, KANSAS – Vortex Global, a solids and bulk handling components company, is pleased to announce Peak Equipment as its official representative for the state of Wyoming. In addition to Wyoming, Peak will continue to be Vortex’s representative in Colorado and New Mexico and will be responsible for creating customer relationships, arranging site visits, and following up on Vortex customer inquiries received in the three states.Peak Equipment is a family run, full-service manufacturer’s representative agency based in Mead, CO and was established in 1994.  They specialize [...]

5Apr, 2022

Sentry Equipment Acquires Quality Machine and Manufacturing’s Dry Samplers Product Line

April 5th, 2022|

For Immediate Release Contact: Dave Coughlin Title: Director of Marketing Phone: 262-354-6285 OCONOMOWOC, WI (April 5, 2022) – Sentry Equipment, a global provider of representative sampling, analysis technologies, and service, announces the acquisition of the Dry Samplers product lines from Quality Machine and Manufacturing in Des Moines, Iowa. “Quality Machine and Manufacturing made the conscious decision to exit the Dry Samplers market having previously sold its wastewater sampler product line.” Stated Jim Creighton, Sales Director at Quality Machine and Manufacturing. “This agreement was 100% agreed upon knowing Sentry would take care of many long-time customers.” “The acquisition of Quality Machine [...]

8Feb, 2022

Material Transfer Welcomes Sergio Carrillo as Director of Sales

February 8th, 2022|

For Immediate Release Media Contacts Carly Cabot, Trefoil Group Email: 440-591-9703 Operations, Sales & Key Account Management Experience to Drive New Growth ALLEGAN, MI (February 8, 2022) – Material Transfer & Storage (MTS), an industry leader in the custom design and manufacture of bulk bag filling, conditioning and discharging systems, announced today the hire of Sergio Carrillo as Director of Sales. In this role, Carrillo will be responsible for sales team leadership, strategic business planning and process oversite, and new market identification and development. Carrillo brings a wealth of industry knowledge from his previous roles in Sales Management for [...]

15Dec, 2021

C&W DustTech Hires Jeremy Rote as Vice President of Finance

December 15th, 2021|

New role for company solidifies growth plans, commitment to clean air technologies ALVARADO, TX (December 15, 2021) – C&W DustTech, the market leader in dust collection systems for the Ready-Mix and Concrete markets, announced today the hiring of Jeremy Rote as Vice President of Finance. Rote joins the team to manage the C&W’s accounting and finance, human resources, and IT functions to lay the foundation for the company’s continued growth. Most recently serving as a controller in the Oil & Gas industry, Rote brings more than 20 years of experience in financial management and accounting roles. In this new role, Rote [...]

10Nov, 2021

C&W DustTech Acquires Superior Air Products

November 10th, 2021|

Partnership expands opportunities to drive greater value for customers and individual markets ALVARADO, TX (November 10, 2021) – C&W DustTech, a manufacturing leader in dust collection systems, proudly announces the acquisition of Superior Air Products, a producer of high efficiency, custom-built clean air technology products for a broad range of industrial and manufacturing markets. With a shared focus on clear air technologies, this partnership opens new opportunities for both businesses to leverage their collective strengths to further serve their customers and individual markets. C&W and Superior Air Products will continue to operate as separate entities and continue to provide its [...]

11Aug, 2021

Former PEMA President Charlie Ingram Named PEMA Membership Director

August 11th, 2021|

Aug. 12, 2021 (Falls Church, Va.) – The Process Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (PEMA) has named Charlie Ingram as its membership director. An updated strategic plan increases the emphasis on a strong membership base, which includes recruitment and retention goals during the next two years. To implement the goal, the Board of Directors agreed to increase the efforts from paid staff to supplement the volunteer member efforts, and Ingram was hired as a contractor for PEMA by Association and Society Management International, Inc. (ASMI), PEMA’s management firm. “Charlie has been an ambassador for this organization throughout his many years of membership,” [...]

14Jun, 2021

Kice announces Jeff Kinnunen as its Regional Sales Manager

June 14th, 2021|

WICHITA, Kan. (June 14, 2020) – Kice announced today the appointment of Jeff Kinnunen as its Regional Sales Manager, based out of Minneapolis, MN. In this role, Kinnunen will be responsible for the oversight of sales throughout Minnesota, North and South Dakota, West Iowa, and Northwestern Wisconsin territories, providing support for this customer base for the diverse product lines offered by Kice. Kinnunen joins Kice with over 13 years of experience as a manufacturer’s representative in the Minnesota area, providing customers with equipment and solutions similar to the products Kice offers. “We are excited to welcome Jeff to Kice Industries; [...]

14Apr, 2021

Schenck Process Announces the Hiring of Rod Henricks as Executive Director of Sales, Chemical & Performance Materials

April 14th, 2021|

Due to business growth in its North American Chemical & Performance Materials business unit, Schenck Process has hired Rod Henricks to serve as Executive Director of Sales.  His new role will include the management of sales for the Chemical & Performance Materials markets along with leading a team committed to providing state of the art bulk material handling equipment and systems. Rod brings a wide range of industry experience with previous management roles in both manufacturing and sales for processing equipment and transportation vehicles.  Most recently, Rod led the sales and product management teams for Bunting Magnetics Co. Rod also [...]

8Mar, 2021

Vortex Showcases New Technologies on Updated Website

March 8th, 2021|

SALINA, KANS. – Vortex Global is pleased to showcase their latest advancements in dry bulk solids handling technologies, specifically in the loading solutions and aerated conveying product lines, through an updated version of its website. “Over the past five years, our product research and development team has delivered several innovations to the dry bulk material handling industry,” said Vortex President & CEO, Travis Young. “This includes dustless grain ship loaders, high temperature gates for fly ash handling, abrasive duty diverters, and aerated cement conveyors. It became evident that we had to do a better job explaining these new product offerings [...]

24Feb, 2021

Vortex Announces Executive Management Changes

February 24th, 2021|

Vortex is pleased to announce executive management changes to set the stage for its next generation of corporate leadership. These changes will go into effect January 1st, 2021. Founded in Salina, KS in 1977, Vortex has grown from a regional business to a multi-national manufacturing and engineering company specializing in process equipment for handling dry bulk foods, chemicals, and minerals. In addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Travis Young has been appointed President to lead the overall direction and strategy of the company. Young is the fourth President & CEO in the company’s 44-year history, succeeding Jeff [...]

24Feb, 2021

Vortex Global announces the retirement of Kevin R Peterson on January 29, 2021

February 24th, 2021|

During his 25 years with Vortex, Kevin held many key positions including Director of Marketing, Special Projects Director, Regional Sales Manager, and Director of Business Development. Kevin’s involvement in the dry bulk industry includes membership in the International Association of Operative Millers, International Milling Education Foundation, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, and the Industrial Minerals Association of North America. He was elected an Emeritus Member of the International Association of Operative Millers, was a past Advisory Board Member of the Powder & Bulk Solids Expo, and served on the Board of Directors of the Industrial Minerals Association of [...]

18Feb, 2021

C&W Announces June Retirement of President & CEO Deryl Beakley

February 18th, 2021|

Deryl Beakley Bill Werra Bill Werra succeeds Beakley as president, effective immediately. ALVARADO, TX (February 18, 2021) – C&W DustTech, the market leader in Ready-Mix and Concrete dust collection systems, announced today the retirement of CEO & President Deryl Beakley in June 2021. Effective immediately, Bill Werra will succeed Beakley as president. Over the next five months, Beakley and Werra will work together to ensure a successful transition. Following his retirement, Beakley will continue serving on C&W’s board of directors. “It is with heartfelt enthusiasm that I share the news of my upcoming retirement after nearly 30 years with C&W, and express my excitement for C&W’s future” said Beakley. [...]