ASREC Grain Dryer System

August 1999

During the summer of 1999, a new Grain Dryer system was donated to the Animal Sciences Research and Education Center.

On August 26, 1999, people from these companies toured the campus, then met at ASREC to look over the new installation. There was an informal dedication of the new equipment. Here are some photos of the people and the equipment.



Dr. Jeff Armstrong, ANSC Department Head, making comments to the group.


Left to Right:
1. Norman Cornelius, farmer from Plainville, IN. (he was a guest of Rip Sorgius)
2. Lawrence Antos, president of Mathews Company, Crystal Lake, IL
3. Richard Zinke, general sales manager, Mathews Company
4. Barb Robertson, Purdue Ag Development Office
5. Mel Matheson, manager of ASREC Feed Mill
6. Mark Sims, sales engineer for Ripco, Ltd (he was on-site supt. on construction/installation of the dryer and associated equipment)
7. Rip Sorgius, president of Ripco
8. Gary Sorgius, vice president and sales engineer, Ripco
9. Bernie Harris, district manager, Brock Grain and Feed Systems, a division of Chore Time Brock, Inc.
10. Rob McMann, production manager and head engineer, Mathews Company
11. Eli Troyer, product manager, Chore Time Brock
12. Doc Cottingham, regional sales manager, Mathews Company
13. Dr. Jeff Armstrong, ANSC Department Head
14. Dr. Dirk Maier, Agricultural and Biological Engineering



Left to Right:
1. Norman Cornelius, farmer from Plainville, IN. (he was a guest of Rip Sorgius)
2. Lawrence Antos, president of Mathews Company, Crystal Lake, IL
3. Richard Zinke, general sales manager, Mathews Company
4. Barb Robertson, Purdue Ag Development Office
5. Mel Matheson, manager of ASREC Feed Mill
6. Mark Sims, sales engineer for Ripco, Ltd (he was on-site supt. on construction/installation of the dryer and associated equipment)
7. Rip Sorgius, president of Ripco
8. Gary Sorgius, vice president and sales engineer, Ripco
9. Bernie Harris, district manager, Brock Grain and Feed Systems, a division of Chore Time Brock, Inc.
10. Rob McMann, production manager and head engineer, Mathews Company
11. Eli Troyer, product manager, Chore Time Brock
12. Jeff Fields, ASREC Farm Operations Manager
13. Doc Cottingham, regional sales manager, Mathews Company
14. Dr. Dirk Maier, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
15. Larry Underwood, ASREC Coordinator



More photos

The "Grain System Committee", which made the plans for upgrading the drying, storage, and handling facility included:

Mel Matheson served as on-site contact during construction. Installation of the equipment was coordinated by Mark Sims, Ripco, Ltd.


ASREC Feed Mill

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