by ann ~ April 26th, 2013
Our President/CEO Brian Burney recently sat down with the folks at Seed World to discuss the many successes of Oliver Manufacturing – a third generation family owned business, which has grown into an industry leader worldwide.
This interview will allow you to understand Oliver as a customer-centric company, holding true to our values while building a high quality product for the seed conditioning industry. See what is on the horizon for Oliver innovation as we continue to stay ahead of today’s agriculture industry and seed trends.
Click here or on the image below to view the video…and check out the awesome green shirt Brian is wearing!
by ann ~ April 25th, 2013
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As we’ve noted in previous Blogs, the treatment of seed is rapidly on the rise in order to keep up with our growing population. At Oliver, we too are keeping up with the trends of technology so that we can help improve seed treatment quality and profitability for our customers. We do this through the manufacturing of our Fluidized Bed Dryer.
To better understand how the Fluidized Bed Dryer can help with flowability, plantability and profitability of seed treatments, we put together an in-depth visual presentation that explains the many challenges of treating seeds, and the solutions to these challenges through the state-of-the-art technology of the Fluidized Bed Dryer.
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We shot actual footage of treatment challenges like Bridging; Clumping and Mechanical Transfer, to show a true representation of the problems that can occur after seed is treated. The Fluid Bed Dryer can resolve these issues, along with providing incredibly fast drying time (right from the treater), computerized functions and programmable cleanout.
Watch this video! You’ll be amazed at the innovation, automation and overall results of the Fluidized Bed Dryer.
If you would like more information on the Fluidized Bed Dryer or our full line of processing equipment, feel free to call our toll-free number at 888-254-7813 or email us at email@example.com.
by ann ~ April 9th, 2013
At Oliver Manufacturing, we constantly strive to stay ahead of the industry curve. Our staff has worked hard over the years to maintain a consistent brand of advanced technology and innovation. And as industry leaders, we’ve been able to provide our customers with the most state-of-the-art processing equipment known throughout the world.
As our processing line has transitioned into the world of automation, you may have also noticed a transition of new colors on our machines. Say Goodbye to the classic “soybean yellow” Oliver machines and Hello to the new white and grey color palette. It’s all part of the ever evolving spirit of Oliver Manufacturing.
You may think the business of seed separation and seed treatment drying may not be all that glamorous, but with the new look of our machines and the custom automation capabilities each one has…you’ll think twice! These machines are clean, streamlined and handsome! Best of all, they are leading edge in the industry.
If curiosity has got the best of you, contact us so we can prove it through our FREE Test Lab Analysis. Send us a sample or visit our impressive manufacturing facility in Colorado.
by ann ~ March 20th, 2013
We know how important it is in the agriculture industry to produce the highest quality seed for your customers. Purifying your seed from contaminants and impurities will not only give you a pure product with utmost germination rates, but it will also result in profitability for your business.
Seed conditioning can be overwhelming if you don’t know the details of the process. Different machines have qualifications to conduct different processes in the line of advanced seed technology – from treating and drying, to cleaning and separating – and now, these machines are becoming computerized to support the needs of modern seed conditioning. Automated equipment allows processing plants to run more consistently with smaller work forces, resulting in a higher quality end-product.
So, as you can see, there really is a science to separation in today’s seed industry! Because Oliver is committed to successful seed production, want to help you understand the process behind it. So we’ve created a series of videos called PROCESSING 101 to inform and educate you of the importance of conditioning seed and the machines that are important steps in the process.
Processing 101 will explain the line of equipment necessary for the conditioning and treatment of seed and edibles, and should help you to determine which machines you need to ensure the result of your end-product is pure and of the utmost quality.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE PROCESSING 101 VIDEO
Oliver Manufacturing produces a line of equipment that is the solution to the highest quality product that can be put in your bag. If you have questions or would like more information during the course of watching our video series, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oliver Manufacturing offers processing machines that include: Precision Sizer, Fluid Bed Dryer, Gravity Separator, Destoner
by ann ~ February 25th, 2013
The world’s population is growing, and feeding it is a huge challenge. But, the resolve of farmers worldwide, will meet that challenge. After all, we saw that resolve on display during the Super Bowl with Chrysler’s poignant television spot featuring Paul Harvey’s iconic essay, “So God Made a Farmer.” On USA Today’s ad meter the spot ranked third among the other Super Bowl ads with over 6 million views.
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by ann ~ February 19th, 2013
Not every company’s seed conditioning facility is the same. Just like every seed treatment facility’s process is as unique as they are unto themselves. So, when it comes time to introduce a new piece of equipment into a facility, we enjoy teaming up with our customers to customize it to their needs. And, typically, that customization revolves around accommodating space limitations on the processing floor.
As a result, whether it is a precision sizer, gravity separator, destoner or fluid bed dryer, sometimes we build in customizations specific to a customer’s plant – such as adding catwalks to the equipment’s design. That is the case with Hollar Seeds where we installed a new automated Fluid Bed Dyer, the Oliver DVX 307, with a catwalk to accommodate their seed treatment process. This resulted in an all-in-system customization.
The catwalk was built with stairs and a special platform in order to allow easy access to their seed treatment system – which starts near the roof of Hollar Seed’s facility.
The catwalk houses the treater itself with all the necessary conveyer systems. The catwalk allows the treater to be directly over the Fluidized Bed Dryer. So, the seed, once treated, flows directly onto the deck of the dryer where it is gently dried to remove the tackiness from the treatment.
Within minutes the treated seed is dried and output – ready to be bagged and into market.
The catwalk was built to accommodate limited floor space by creating a full system that is stacked upon itself from seed input, to treating system, and finally to drying and output.
This year, we would like to feature many of our customers on our blog. Send us your stories and photos! Perhaps you will be featured in one of our customer newsletters.
by ann ~ February 14th, 2013
As we are now under way in 2013, we at Oliver Manufacturing wanted to look at the seed industry and where we see it going. Among the key trends we see, continue to be with biotechnology and the resulting seed treatments – especially with corn and soybeans.
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by OMC ~ December 18th, 2012
Rocky Ford, Colorado based Oliver Manufacturing the worlds most recognized leader in Gravity Separators, recently awarded Jim Thomas with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Forty One years
ago our founder Oliver Steele hired a young engineer from Texas. Serving as Oliver’s Chief Engineer and Vice President for most all of his carrier, Jim has numerous patents and published
papers as part of his work at Oliver. Jim has also been recognized as one of the most knowledgeable professionals in the equipment conditioning field. Oliver recognized Jim’s outstanding contributions, unequaled dedication and service to developing and educating the agribusiness processing industry. “Jim taught you how to think through to an answer by educating you, rather than giving you answers, he gave you knowledge. He was my mentor for many years and I give him a great deal of credit for Oliver’s success over the years” says Brian Burney President/CEO of Oliver.
Jim next to the Hi-Cap series he helped Design
Jim receives the Lifetime Achievement Award
by OMC ~ October 31st, 2012
Oliver’s Fluid Bed Dryers provide a processing solution to increased application of today’s seed treatements. Speed up your process by adding treatment drying to your coating process. Eliminate sticking and clumping of product, improve flowability and plantability.
Gentle Smooth and Uniform Drying
by OMC ~ October 31st, 2012
Satisfied Automated Gravity Separator shares some thoughts about Oliver’s Voyager Series with Director of Sales and Marketing Jon Moreland. Thanks Joel, We appreciate your business.
“Jon, I just wanted to drop you a note about the voyager. You have built a tremendous machine. We have a few little things to learn and work out but we will get it done. What the machine has done is completely change the workplace environment for the better!!!! We can actually talk and work!! Again thank you and everyone for their time and efforts.”
We love the Voyager!!!”