The 1969 Flood was so serious that old cars were hauled in to place along the levee's to prevent erosion that could lead to serious compromise. A picture similar to this made the cover of Time Magazine.
1968 El Rico Gin
J.G Boswell's El Rico Gin had to be completely dismantled and hauled into the town of Corcoran and stored until the threat of the flood was over. Then, rebuilt.
This gin had many first for the industry.
World's First 40 BPH Gin plant.
First to have bales strapped naked at press.
First to have Automatic Trailer dump
First 10 foot cleaning equipment.
First drying systems to handle these types of capacities.
Design Engineer. A. L Vandergriff
We are glad the that things did not reach this level of seriousness with the heavy snowpack of 2017. This will allow companies like J.G. Boswell and other central valley farmers to plant as much cotton acreage as they like. Good news indeed.
We got many of our Jet Dryers in some nice gin plants this spring and summer as well. In an environment where energy costs are a real factor, these dryers are extremely efficient to operate. Lots of natural single locking action going on in the dryer that prepares the cotton to do a better job of releasing trash when it hits the incline cylinder cleaners. More and more ginner's are seeing the benefit of switching over to Jet Dryers to dry and condition their cotton while saving money on energy costs as well.
We hope as gin season fast approaches, that it will be a good season for everyone. Don't hesitate to give us a call.