Long-term Partners Broaden Dealer/Manufacturer Relationship

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is excited to announce a growing partnership with its longest serving equipment dealer. General Equipment & Supplies, Inc. — who purchased their first Superior conveyor way back in the early 1980s — will represent Superior’s full-line of equipment in two more states: Minnesota and North Dakota. A full-line dealer carries all of Superior’s crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment plus parts.

“Since General Equipment’s home office is less than 100 miles from our Minnesota headquarters, this proximity has encouraged a constant exchange of ideas that have significantly improved our company,” says John Garrison, Superior’s vice president of sales. “We’re all very excited to expand our partnership in the region, which will create so many more positive opportunities for our customers, employees and all of their families.”

Just like our existing partnership in Nebraska and Iowa, General Equipment will sell, service and support Superior’s crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment in Minnesota and North Dakota as well. Superior’s diverse, American-made product portfolio includes jaw, cone, HSI and VSI crushers; horizontal, inclined and grizzly feeding vibratory equipment; scrubbing, classifying, washing and dewatering solutions; plus unloading, transferring and stacking conveyors including the manufacturer’s famous TeleStacker® Conveyor.

“Superior has attracted many key industry engineers to their business, which is greatly advancing their product offering, quality and support,” says Don Kern, vice president of the dealer’s aggregates equipment sales. “They have diligently maintained an American-made, family-oriented, customer first philosophy that competing manufacturers have forgotten about.”

General Equipment and Supplies invested in their first Superior brand conveyor during the fall of 1982. It was a small 24” x 75’ radial stacker. Since then, the equipment dealer has ordered almost 2,500 more Superior manufactured machines including the largest buyer of TeleStacker Conveyors in the world. While the numbers are impressive, Superior says it shows General Equipment is exceptionally committed to having iron on the ground when their customers call.

Today, General Equipment & Supplies has ten branches throughout four Midwestern states. They boast a massive inventory of machinery and parts, dozens of skilled service technicians and an in-house financing department.

New Product Manager Further Increases Wet Processing Resources

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is excited to announce the appointment of Brett Casanova as its product manager for wet processing. He joins an extensive and diverse group of professionals at Superior who specialize in washing, classifying and dewatering technologies.

“Brett is an old farm kid with a strong work ethic that fits perfectly into our culture at Superior,” says Jarrod Felton, a senior vice president with the manufacturer. “We’re proud he’s a new member of our crew and look forward to rolling up our sleeves and solving wet processing challenges.”

As stated, Casanova is another addition to Superior’s growing group of wet processing personnel. He joins industry veterans like John Bennington, Dan Bradford and Ted Asrat to form one of the most experienced, hardest-working washing and classifying field teams in the industry. In his role as product manager, Brett will work closely with Superior’s product development process, support equipment sales and conduct voice of customer research to drive new products that ultimately lower cost per ton for aggregate producers.

Casanova comes to Superior after serving in a similar role for the last decade-and-half at Astec’s KPI-JCI operations in Yankton, South Dakota. He’s a graduate of nearby South Dakota State University where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering. Yankton is home for Brett and his young family.

Superior Industries Reveals New All-In-One Mobile Ship Loading Conveyor

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, recently completed development of a new model TeleStacker® Conveyor for loading dry bulk cargo ships. This multi-purpose, highly mobile conveyor incorporates truck unloading and ship loading capabilities into a single machine.

“Since expanding our TeleStacker Conveyor to marine-based applications in the early 2000’s, we’ve collected hundreds of data points, design preferences and functional requirements from operators and engineers,” says Scott Gulan, sales manager at Superior. “We gathered all of their feedback and combined it with the knowledge we’ve gained to produce an impressive, multi-functional ship loading conveyor.”

Mobility, says Superior, is one of the most important functions of the new Ship Loading TeleStacker Conveyor. All-wheel travel capability means moves are easy throughout confined quays and terminals including carousel, crab, parallel, inline and radial movements. Adjusting wheel positions takes less than a minute, which means moving from hatch to hatch or from storage to operation is easier and faster than ever. Many movements can take place during active material handling to maintain consistent feeding of the ship.

Radial travel and extension loads multiple holds from same footprint on the TSSL model.
Radial travel and extension loads multiple holds from same footprint.

Another important, groundbreaking feature is the conveyor’s integrated truck unloading system. That means the truck’s ramps, hopper and conveyor are all connected to the tail end of the TeleStacker Conveyor. Owners and operators will eliminate costly double-handling and preserve material quality from bed of truck to hold of ship. The incorporated truck unloader is operated by the same power source, which lifts or lowers the undercarriage during transportation or adjustment of the truck target.

“Since the unloading and loading machines are one, they move and operate seamlessly and neatly,” says Gulan. “This greatly reduces all the time it takes for operators who historically managed the relocation of several pieces of gear.”

TSSL Side Unload model has tight footprint for small spaces.
Side unload model has tight footprint for small spaces.

Superior says adding a Ship Loading TeleStacker Conveyor can improve your reputation as a good corporate neighbor as several environmentally-friendly features are incorporated into the design. These include fugitive material reduction and collection systems like fully-sealed transfer points and load zones, enclosed belting, drip pans, spray bars and dust collection systems. The mobile conveyors are quiet, compact and finished with corrosion resistant coatings and hardware.

The first TeleStacker Conveyor was manufactured in 1997 and the original unit still actively stockpiles at a quarry in the United States today. Twenty-five years later, Superior’s telescopic conveyor has earned top market share and is admired for heavy-duty engineering, high quality manufacturing, best in class components and big performance. Unique standard features include a patented undercarriage for rock-solid support, largest diameter cables, mechanically-designed safety components, load sharing stinger support rolls and a winch system installed away from any material drop zones.

“As a conveyor producer, one of Superior’s most significantly unique qualities is the design and manufacturing of our own idlers, pulleys and conveyor accessories,” says Gulan. “It’s the problem-solving characteristics of these conveyor parts that truly separate Superior’s material handling equipment as best-in-class.”

The Ship Loading TeleStacker Conveyor is best suited to load Panamax vessels and conveniently packages inside containers for overseas shipping. Models include units for both rear truck unloading and compact side unloading. The 170-foot-long (52m) conveyor’s belt is 42-inches (1,065mm) wide for production of up to 1,500 tons per hour (1,360 MTPH).

Tricon Agrees To Represent Superior Equipment In Eastern Australia

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is proud to appoint Tricon Mining Equipment as its full-line aggregate equipment throughout eastern Australia. A full-line dealer sells, services and supports all product segments including portable, modular and stationary crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment.

“The team at Tricon is widely known for its broad range of in-stock equipment, experience in material processing technologies, and dedication to great customer service,” says Jeff Gray, Superior’s director of international sales. ”We’re wildly excited to add them as a new full-line, full-stocking dealer in eastern Australia.”

Throughout the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, and Victoria, Tricon Mining Equipment now represents Superior brand conveying equipment including the TeleStacker® Conveyor; all crushers like the Patriot® Cone or Liberty® Jaw; all wet processing solutions for washing, classifying, scrubbing and dewatering; and Superior’s growing line of vibratory equipment including horizontal and inclined screens.
 
“The breadth and depth of Superior’s range of products includes some impressive products not yet seen on the shores of Australia,” says Michael Tripolone, the managing director of Tricon Mining Equipment. “This is the most significant new partnership in our industry this year!”

Superior’s other full-line dealer in Australia is 888 Crushing and Screening Equipment. 888CSE covers Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Industry Veteran Appointed To Lead Superior’s International Sales

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Jeff Gray

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is excited to announce the appointment of Jeff Gray as its director of international sales. Gray, a 25-year industry veteran, will lead construction aggregate sales efforts outside of the United States and Canada in addition to working closely with the manufacturer’s group of mining division employees and products.

“Many of us have gotten to know Jeff over the years and he has a lot of fans inside Superior” says John Garrison, vice president of sales for the manufacturer. “He’s extremely knowledgeable about crushing and screening, is passionate about serving others, and will fit very well into our culture.”

Gray comes to Superior after almost 25 years at Astec, most recently as the company’s key accounts and systems director. Before that he served in various positions with Astec’s Telsmith brand, including vice president of sales and marketing.

“There is so much opportunity for Superior and our growing distribution network as we continue introducing our people, products and problem-solving culture to new countries and regions,” says Garrison. “We’re excited for our customer to work with Jeff and his new team at Superior and take advantage of this awesome opportunity!”

Superior Teams With EESSCO To Supply Aggregate Equipment In New England

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Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is proud to appoint EESSCO as its full line aggregate equipment dealer throughout all of New England. A full line dealer sells, services and supports all product segments including portable, modular and stationary crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment.

“We’re excited to partner with such a strong, industry-experienced team at EESSCO,” says John Garrison, vice president of sales at Superior Industries. “As we continue developing new features to lower cost per ton, EESSCO’s application knowledge and problem-solving mentality will further increase production for our customers.”

Like Superior, EESSCO is continuously working hard at building a brand known first for customer service and support. The Massachusetts-based dealer is staffed at all levels with knowledgeable employees who are trained to solve problems, offer solutions and increase their customers’ productivity.

“This partnership is long overdue,” reads a joint statement from Greg Grey and Dick Vining, co-owners of EESSCO. “Our decades of experience providing material handling equipment and parts along with Superior’s high quality line of crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment will provide our customers with the best possible options to achieve production goals.”

Throughout New England, EESSCO now represents Superior brand material handling equipment including the TeleStacker® Conveyor; all crushers like the Patriot® Cone or Liberty® Jaw; all wet processing solutions for washing, classifying, scrubbing and dewatering; and Superior’s growing line of vibratory equipment including horizontal and inclined screens. Equipment from Superior is always customizable by application for portable, modular and stationary applications

New Product Manager Increases Vibratory Experience At Superior

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Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is excited to announce the appointment of Ed Sauser as its next product manager for vibratory processing equipment. Next year, Sauser will celebrate 33-years serving the aggregates industry in product management and engineering roles.

With Sauser’s new role, Mark Crooks will dedicate more time to guiding the success of Superior’s new pre-engineered Fusion® Modular Platform Systems. Crooks was the vibratory product manager since 2017.

Superior Expands Range of Modular Overland Conveyor Offering

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Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is launching a new model of its popular Zipline® Overland Conveyors. The new EXT Series expands the range of the modular conveyor product line for longer and wider material handling applications.

Zipline Conveyors target bulk producers looking for overland conveyors that require little or no pre-engineering for express deliveries and are designed for quick assembly in the field. Today, with the addition of the new EXT Series, Zipline Conveyors are available in lengths up to 2,500 (762m) feet and belt widths up to 48-inches (1,220mm).

Between the head and tail are a series of 40-foot (12.2m) intermediate sections designed with 8-inch (200mm) channel and 2-foot (610mm) tall support stands. Standard Zipline Conveyor models are equipped with mechanical take-ups for shorter distances, but the new EXT Series includes a gravity take-up tower to accommodate longer distance overland conveying.

All of the conveyor components — like the pulleys, idlers and scrapers — are also manufactured in-house. This unique advantage means higher quality, faster deliveries and all-inclusive support from Superior Industries.

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NRG Argentina Selects Superior Conveyors For New Frac Sand Plant

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Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer and supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is honored to be selected as the material handling supplier for NRG Argentina’s (NRG) new frac sand plant in Río Negro, Argentina. Industrial Accessories Company (IAC), NRG’s EPC contractor for the project, has a long history of successfully partnering with Superior Industries on several frac sand projects.

“During North America’s fracking boom in the 2010’s, Superior quickly became the preferred manufacturer of conveyors for unloading, transferring and stockpiling frac sand,” says Roland Duer, the conveyor manufacturer’s manager of business development throughout Latin America. “Those customers appreciate high quality products, dedicated aftermarket support and our uniquely integrated manufacturing, which uses our very own idlers, pulleys and accessories in addition to the conveyor structure we design and build.”

At the writing of this release, more than 750-meters of conveyors were en route to NRG’s new frac sand plant. Highlights include a 56-meter TeleStacker® Conveyor. These automated radial telescopic stacking conveyors are capable of building extreme volume stockpiles in excess of 302,000 metric tons. Additionally, NRG will utilize a pair of portable RazerTail® Truck Unloaders to transfer frac sand from trucks. Other conveyors will be installed throughout the dry plant creating a quiet, environmentally-friendly material handling operation.

“Having Superior as a supplier is a clear example of the importance for NRG to incorporate good technologies and best practices that take care of the environment and, at the same time, offer solutions to the customers,” said César Güercio, CEO of NRG Argentina S.A.

Superior says it is proud its conveying equipment will be an active participant in Argentina’s effort to achieve energy independence.

McCourt Equipment Adds Crushing & Screening, Becomes Full Line Superior Dealer

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Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is excited to announce a growing partnership with its long-standing conveyor dealer, McCourt Equipment. In addition to conveyors, the Texas-based aggregate equipment dealer now represents Superior’s crushing, screening and washing equipment in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

“McCourt Equipment has a long history of supporting their customers with a strong inventory, application-experienced resources and responsive service,” said John Garrison, Superior’s vice president of sales. “There’s no better partner in the South Central United States to supply and support the market with these products than McCourt Equipment.”

In 2016-17 – after several acquisitions and some in-house design projects – Superior debuted a brand new group of crushing, screening and washing equipment. These products joined an existing and evolving conveyor and custom plant line to form a complete portfolio of aggregate processing and handling solutions from Rock Face to Load Out®. Products include jaw, cone, HSI and VSI crushers; horizontal, inclined and grizzly feeding vibratory equipment; scrubbing, classifying, washing and dewatering solutions; plus unloading, transferring and stacking conveyors.

“Our two brands align well because we’re highly focused on the needs of our customers and energized to do the right thing for them,” said Paul McCourt, president of McCourt Equipment.

Founded in 1999, McCourt Equipment is built on a foundation of generational experience in the aggregates industry. The dealer has quickly gained the respect of hundreds of producers because of its high energy, willingness to go the extra mile and respect for their customers’ pursuit of producing at the lowest cost per ton. McCourt Equipment is headquartered in LaGrange, Texas, with dozens of employees spread throughout the region.

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is excited to announce a growing partnership with its long-standing conveyor dealer, McCourt Equipment. In addition to conveyors, the Texas-based aggregate equipment dealer now represents Superior’s crushing, screening and washing equipment in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.