2020 Equipment Manufacturers


Nov. 5, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Virtual Event 

The Silo

Thank You to our Generous Manufacturers 

AFIA would like to thank all our manufacturers for their support of this program. Please click on their company logos to learn more about each company.  If you would like more information about products from each company below, click on the "I'm interested" button for direct sales contact. 


The American Feed Industry Association, based in Arlington, Va., is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal food industry and its suppliers. AFIA is also the recognized leader on international industry developments and holds membership in the International Feed Industry Federation.

Members include nearly 700 domestic and international companies and state, regional and national associations. Member companies are livestock, feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies that supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers.

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4B Components 

4B Components Ltd. was established in the USA in 1984 and is a subsidiary of the 4B Braime Group a worldwide manufacturer of bulk granular material handling components for both the commercial agriculture and industrial sectors. 4B leads the field in innovative mechanical and electronic components that help plants operate safer and more efficiently. With sales in over 80 countries, the 4B group is committed to exports and the USA division’s growth in Central and South America has helped consolidate 4B’s global position. From elevator buckets to drop forged conveyor chain and electronic hazard monitors to level indicators 4B provides a diverse portfolio of products along with engineering design and support. Latest product innovations include HAZARDMON.COM a secure cloud based hazard monitoring platform, with temperature, speed and belt misalignment data recording and Industrial Ethernet systems that bring the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 within the grasp of facilities far and wide.

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Amandus Kahl 

KAHL is a family owned, independent company, providing innovative, high quality process equipment to the animal feed, pet food, fish feed and food industry. KAHL supplies to well-known companies throughout the world and research, design, and development are key focuses of the company. Our processes are used successfully in many different industries, such as the food and feed industry, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, as well as the disposal and recycling industry.



Automated Process Equipment Corporation is located in Lake Odessa, Michigan and was founded in 1992 by Kendall Wilcox, Terry Stemler and Garrett Billmire.  APEC specializes in the design and manufacturing of ingredient automation equipment and controls for weighing, dosing, mixing, continuous blending, and coating. Our equipment and control systems weigh and control flow rates from grams to tons. We serve a variety of industries with such diverse applications as: pet food, animal feed, powder and bulk solids, premix, food processing, chemical, and nutraceutical.

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We are the world's leading supplier of process equipment to the animal feed industry including pellet mills, feeders, conditioning vessels, coolers, and feed cleaners.  With facilities around the globe, we sell and service CPM machinery and equipment in Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America and other parts of the world. 


EBM Manufacturing

EBM Manufacturing specializes in manufacturing equipment for bulk material handling and multi-purpose screening & aspiration equipment. EBM Manufacturing is known for its Gentle Roll™ screener, EBM Aspirator, and Sidewinder™ belt drag conveyor. We provide waterjet and plasma cutting services, custom flighting, metal forming. Other services include custom steel fabrication for agricultural and industrial projects.

Our goal is to provide customers with high quality, efficient equipment and products that are built to last, without exception. Let the EBM experience and expertise work for you.

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Grain Journal 

Grain Journal is a bi-monthly trade magazine for the grain storage and handling industry.  Feature articles include facility design and construction, operations, safety, security, merchandising, transportation, grain quality, and product reviews.

Our website, www.grainnet.com , is a daily news source for the grain, feed, milling, biofuels, and seed industries.



Today, GSI is the world's largest manufacturer of steel farm bins, commercial storage grain bins and grain silos, providing farmers and processing facilities a single source for all of their grain equipment needs, providing quality equipment and services to over 70 countries worldwide.

Why GSI? The answer is simple. Today's production requirements demand systems that excel in performance and are reliable year after year. In addition, our easy installation, maintenance, simple operation, durability, flexibility, and operation efficiency are all carefully considered in the design and construction of every GSI product manufactured.

Our goal is to identify and react to the needs of the industry with quality products that help you achieve maximum return on your investment, so we’ve created the most technologically advanced grain dryers and systems in the industry to do just that. Our large selection of material handling systems including grain bin sweeps, spreaders, chain loop systems, commercial bucket elevators, conveyors, support towers, and catwalks, all work together to streamline your business.


Hayes & Stolz 

For 75 years, Hayes & Stolz has been a leading industrial manufacturer of high performance mixing, material handling, and process equipment.  Our products are found in some of the largest and most modern feed and grain processing facilities in the world.  Hayes & Stolz is focused on helping our customers maximize efficiency, productivity and profits.

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Maxi-Lift, Inc. manufactures elevator buckets and related conveying components such as belting, splicing, lagging, pulley’s and other accessories for agricultural and industrial applications. With over 40 years of experience, the Maxi?Lift brand means unmatched service, customized solutions,

engineered quality and fast delivery.  With more than 300,000 square feet of production, manufacturing and warehouse space, Maxi-Lift is the largest Elevator Bucket Manufacturer in North America.

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Sweet Manufacturing 

Sweet Manufacturing Company is a family owned and operated business, established in 1955, which is known worldwide for premium products and customer service. Sweet is a leading manufacturer of bulk material handling, conveying, and processing equipment for smaller to commercial capacities in agricultural, aggregates, wood, feed, biofuels and industrials markets. Its equipment is made of galvanized steel for maximum life and minimal maintenance, with bolted assembly for easier installation.

Sweet partners with its customers to create value through integrated, flexible solutions. It also provides customers with a multilingual staff, assistance with equipment selection and project layout/design, installation referrals, financing options, and longstanding industry relationships. Sweet works each day to uphold its reputation as "The Standard of the Industry"? providing its customers with "The Quality Line"? of bulk material handling equipment.

Sweet believes in excellence in everything they do. The company has been formally recognized multiple times with Awards for Excellence in Exporting and Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing. Sweet has also earned an Export Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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From concept, design and through production, Walinga meets the customer's needs at every step. Creating outstanding products that are innovative and durable, with some client's vehicles being passed from generation to generation. Walinga adheres to one clear and simple mandate: The customer must be completely satisfied from initial contact, to delivery, to future service — we guarantee accessibility, professional expertise and meticulous attention to detail!

Walinga is proud to have served many customers and industries worldwide.  Walinga continues to supply its equipment to the grain, feed & seed industry offering worldwide sales and support.  Whether you're a grain farmer in Italy looking for a grain vac or a livestock feed hauling company in Australia; Walinga is sure to have the equipment suited to your every need, and we'll back it up with the best service and support in the industry!

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WEM Automation is the Feedmilling industry’s premier supplier of process automation & data solutions. Recognized industry wide for our batching and pelleting control expertise, we also provide technically advanced solutions for receiving, grinding, liquid application, loadout and material routing functions. Visit with us to discuss practical use of Key Performance Indicators, or even how to meet traceability, warehousing, or standards compliance requirements. 

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Veronica Rovelli     (703) 558-3563     vrovelli@afia.org

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Gary Huddleston   (703) 666-8854     ghuddleston@afia.org

Contact Gary, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, for any questions regarding conference agenda, committee questions and event expectations.