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Evolution of Heavy Equipment ElectrificationOct 23 2017
Furthering the discussion of electrification, there is a push to electrify just about everything that runs on fossil fuels. I wouldn't be surprised in the future someone comes up with an electric powered portable 120/240V generator.(But hey, that's a stretch)
The push to electrify just about everything is reaching across all industries. One of our shareholders who is traveling abroad recently reported seeing electric powered delivery trucks. California and China are creating and testing fleets of buses and service vehicles for municipalities.
For short hauls of 1000 miles or less, Cummins and Tesla, among others, are racing to develop equipment for the heavy trucking industry.
But why stop with the biggest vehicles on the road. There are a number of companies exploring the electrification of the heavy equipment that are used to build homes, industrial complexes and infrastructure for the country.
I personally am looking forward to the development of an SUV that is affordable and high quality that can pull my boat. For the moment, I can't afford what I am seeing out there.
Plastics Industry Taking Notice of Little ITKGOct 16 2017
Sitting in front of the computer, minding my own business, when 'surprise, surprise', I get a Google Alert. I set up these alerts to receive any pertinent news from the Plastics Industry. Well, I got a chuckle out of it, I hope you do to. And, for the naysayers, we had nothing to with it! The industry IS reading our website.
Roger Renstrom hasn't written anything about us in over three years.
Conference Call ReplayOct 12 2017
Thank you for attending our conference call. For an audible replay use the link below, and have your speakers turned on. We should have a written transcript available with 24 hours.
Progress with Electric Powered AircraftOct 9 2017
Recently we discussed the advancements in the electrification of aircraft power systems. For the short haul traveler, typically under 1000 miles one way, this is a boon for both the traveler and the industry. Reduced operating costs may be passed on to the public. But, as with any new technology, it will take time to recover the R&D costs, and the implementation. A reduction in the need for foreign oil benefits everyone. It should be noted that even with the electric engines used to power these aircraft, there is still the need to keep these batteries charged while in flight. A small turbine engine is used to keep the batteries charged. In the early stages of the implementation of this technology, a 50% savings in jet fuel is predicted. As the technology metamorphosizes, these savings will surely increase.
Thank you to two of our stockholders for bringing these articles to our attention. We hope you find this of interest.
A Peek Into Pellet ProductionOct 4 2017
Many of our Shareholders who were not in Evansville last fall for our shareholder vote have never seen our production facilities. This first picture is plastic being loaded into the extruder.
The Technician adjusts the extruder for the correct temperature and flow to produce the correct size pellet
The extruder produces the pellets, and shoots them onto sorting table. The pellets are sorted for size, and fall through the sorting table into bins below. Any pellets of the wrong size are evacuated off the table and disposed of. The cloth is there to slow the evacuation of pellets, or they would end up everywhere.
The sorted pellets are then dumped into buckets, and placed into boxes for shipping. These pellets are destined for Detroit, Czechoslovokia and Asia
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