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Heyl & Patterson Proudly Celebrates Manufacturing Day

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Manufacturing Day is the first Friday in October, and is a national showcase for the importance of manufacturing in the U.S. economy, giving American manufacturers the opportunity to show their products to the world.  Americans continue to create new products and unlock new technologies that grow the economy, so Manufacturing Day celebrates those who proudly stand behind their goods and services, helping to revitalize American manufacturing.  This will inspire young people to pursue careers in manufacturing and engineering, because today’s science, technology, engineering and math graduates will power the next chapter of American production and innovation.  In 2015, the event will be celebrated on Friday, October 2, and Heyl & Patterson is proud to recognize our place and our brethren in the manufacturing industry.

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Follow Heyl & Patterson on Social Media for Industry Info

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 @ 09:41 AM

Social media enables users to interact with one another online to create, share and exchange information and ideas in virtual communities.  Some people credit the birth of social media as we know it to the networking website Six Degrees, which pioneered the idea of social circles in 1997, but gave way to Friendster, followed by MySpace and later Facebook.  It actually goes back much further.  The concept of an online social network evolved from a number of sources, including the CompuServe file-sharing service launched in 1969, the world's first email sent in 1971 and the dialup Bulletin Board System (BBS) and Usenet newsgroups of the late 1970s and early 1980s, before the World Wide Web took over in the early 1990s.  Arguably, prehistoric cave paintings could even be considered the very first form of social media.

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Pittsburgh-Area Politicians Visit Heyl & Patterson to Discuss Energy

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, May 20, 2015 @ 09:56 AM


Heyl & Patterson played host to Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) and Carnegie, PA Mayor Jack Kobistek on Friday, May 8.  They sat down with company president John Edelman and vice presidents Linda Wienand and Len Walnoha to discuss community involvement and the state of the energy and manufacturing industries, following a tour of the company's offices.  As a business in the energy industry, Heyl & Patterson is seen as an important player in Pittsburgh and the local region.

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Heyl & Patterson Introduces New Barge Unloaders Brochure

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Feb 18, 2015 @ 09:20 AM

Since 1887, Heyl & Patterson has designed and constructed efficient, rugged and durable barge unloading equipment for use in bulk material handling.  These high capacity machines have solved a variety of unloading problems for many customers across several industries.  Diverse cargoes such as coal, corn, soybean, wheat, agricultural by-products, wood chips and limestone can be successfully unloaded.  As part of our continuing efforts to update our customers on our product lines, a new Barge Unloaders brochure has been added to the Bulk Transfer Division line of literature.

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Heyl & Patterson to Exhibit at Power-Gen International 2014

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Dec 03, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

Electricity has been generated at power stations since 1882, and the first such plants ran on water or coal.  Over 130 years later, the modern world mainly relies on coal, nuclear, natural gas, petroleum, hydroelectric and biomass, with a small amount from wind, solar, tidal and geothermal sources.  The process of powering by electricity is known as electrification, and like these methods of power generation, it is usually associated with a change in a power source from one form to another.

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Variety of Choice in River Barge Unloading

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

Prior to the Civil War, cities in the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys such as Pittsburgh and St. Louis were wholly dependent upon steamboats as a means of transporting bulk materials.  Even after barges entered service, they were unloaded by hand because unloading machines had not yet been developed.  Productivity improved along with technology, and new processes were developed for machinery production and mechanization.

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Heyl & Patterson Relocates to New Headquarters

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pittsburgh, PA – Heyl & Patterson Inc., a world leader in thermal processing and bulk materials handling equipment, today announced its relocation to a new base of operations at 400 Lydia Street in Carnegie, PA, in a move to accommodate growth.

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Heyl & Patterson Introduces Mobile App

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, May 21, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

According to software developer Symantec, organizations understand that “app culture” is not going away, and in order to avoid falling behind, they need to integrate themselves into that world.  iPhone and Android operating systems have significantly changed how cellphones function, making them about productivity in addition to communication.  Currently, 71% of companies are either investigating or are actively deploying their own mobile applications.

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Heyl & Patterson to Exhibit at 2014 Powder & Bulk Solids Conference

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Apr 23, 2014 @ 09:38 AM

A powder is a bulk solid material composed of a large number of very fine, dry particles that flow freely when held at an angle.  These substances are a type of granular material that have finer grain sizes, so they have a greater tendency to clump when flowing, as opposed to coarser materials that do not form clumps except when wet.  Due to their small particle size, powders are more cohesive and more easily suspended in gas.

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Heyl & Patterson Signs License Agreement with South African Firm

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Apr 09, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Pittsburgh, PA – Heyl & Patterson Inc., a world leader in bulk material handling systems and thermal processing equipment, today announced the signing of an exclusive license agreement with ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd. (ELB), a bulk material handling provider based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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