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Harrison Poultry selected NORD DRIVESYSTEMS to be the main gearmotor supplier for its $52 million state-of-the-art feed mill in Crawfordville, Georgia.
A partnership two decades in the making, NORD has provided Harrison Poultry with drives for several of their facilities, in cooperation with distribution partner, Campbell Sales & Service, Inc.
"Will Campbell talked me into installing a NORD gearbox at our old feed mill in Winder, Georgia,” says David Sailors, Operations Manager for Harrison. “That was twenty years ago, and those units are still running. We've bought several others since then with the same results.”
NORD units operate 95% of the facility’s conveyor systems, elevators, mixers, and screws, including precisely configured Helical Bevel gear units, CLINCHER™ Parallel Shaft gear units, and MAXXDRIVE® industrial gear units. These drives are built tough for performance, reliability, and safety for employees who work at the facility.
“We have two grinders cranking out 170 tons of corn each hour, and our mixer capacity is 240 tons per hour,” says Nick Strange, Harrison’s Corporate Project Manager, “There are approximately 6,000 (combined) horsepower worth of motors here at the mill and 95% of them have a NORD gearbox attached. They’re a lot more energy-efficient, something that’s increasingly important these days. We’re very happy with our decision.”
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