ASSUMPTION, Illinois – GSI has donated its patented enclosed belt grain conveyor to the Hands-On Training (HOT) program offered by Kansas  State University and The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS). 

Launched this past summer, the HOT program is designed to train students as well as grain professionals on real operating equipment. It provides on-the-job training with experienced workers, enabling participants to learn how to safely operate, maintain and repair grain conveyor machinery. GSI has pledged over $100,000 in equipment for training, making it a 5-Star Donor to the HOT program.

“We are pleased to support this important training that GEAPS and K-State are providing to the industry,” said Lance Brown, GSI Global Learning and Development Director. “We’re also excited about the opportunity for K-State students and faculty to work on a daily basis with InterSystems brand equipment.” 

The high-capacity 3i RollerFLO 3i conveyor can handle 30,000 to 125,000 bushels of grain per hour. The donated conveyor features many polycarbonate windows to allow trainees to see different parts of the conveyor as it is running. There are also several access doors to allow internal access while the conveyor is not operating.

“I’m really excited for the next generation of grain handling professionals. The HOT program is an opportunity to build on their baseline knowledge of facility operations by taking part in a program that focuses on seeing and doing," said Marcus Neal, GEAPS International President.

GSI’s InterSystems brand of bulk material handling equipment is utilized across multiple industries at sites around the world. In addition to conveyors, the InterSystems brand of product solutions includes bucket elevators, bulk weighers, gravity screeners, truck probes, automatic samplers, micro ingredient systems, bolted bin systems, and distributors. For more information, visit www.grainsystems.com.

About GSI
GSI (Grain Systems Inc.), a global brand of AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), is a global leader and manufacturer of grain bins and the most technologically advanced grain dryers in the industry. In addition, GSI offers crop nutrient equipment, structures and a large selection of material handling systems, including bucket elevators and conveyors, grain bin sweeps and chain loop systems. GSI is also a full-line manufacturer of protein production systems for swine and poultry operations. With more than 40 years of industry expertise, GSI is your proven and dependable source for forward-thinking grain and protein agribusiness solutions.