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Top 5 Heyl & Patterson Blog Posts of 2015: The Year in Review

Posted by Chelsea Finlay on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 @ 10:34 AM

Since 2010 Heyl & Patterson has been blogging on the latest trends in bulk handling and thermal processing. Thank you to all of our blog subscribers for making 2015 great. It has been a busy year here at H&P and we appreciate you spending the time to read our content while sipping your mid-morning coffee.

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Tags: Heyl & Patterson, industrial dryers, rotary dryers, process equipment, railcar movers, fluid bed dryers, continuous barge unloader (cbu), coal ash, pug mill mixers

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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Heyl & Patterson Blog Celebrates Five Years

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 @ 09:44 AM

The word "blog" is short for "web log," and is a website with posts providing commentary on a particular subject, much like a newspaper editorial column.  Blogging grew out of the burgeoning digital communities of the 1980s, which included Usenet, CompuServe and Bulletin Board Systems (BBS), and featured running commentary about various topics.  Early versions were a form of web diary that kept an intimate account of the authors' personal lives, and these ultimately evolved into the distinct class of online publishing we know today.  According to the web platform Technorati, there are now over 2.7 million blog posts published each day, and other recent statistics show that there are over 172 million Tumblr blogs and 75.8 million WordPress blogs in existence.

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Tags: Heyl & Patterson, rotary dryers, torrefaction, MultiDisc thermal processor, conduction drying, wagon tipplers, company history, railcar dumpers

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 to Present Frac Sand Drying at Oilfield Mineral Forum

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, May 13, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Heyl & Patterson Inc., a world leader in bulk material handling and thermal processing systems, will present “Fluid Bed and Rotary Dryers for Frac Sand” at the 2015 Oilfield Minerals & Markets Forum on Thursday, May 28 at 4:30 PM CST at The Houstonian Hotel in Houston, TX.  The conference covers global shale gas development, utilization and outlook, and will be held on May 27-29.

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Tags: Heyl & Patterson, trade shows & conferences, rotary dryers, fluid bed dryers, sand

Heyl & Patterson Develops Equipment for Asteroid Mining

Posted by H&P Blog on Wed, Apr 01, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

There is a wealth of raw minerals above our heads, in the form of near-Earth asteroids and our own Moon. Iron ore, nickel, manganese, titanium and other minerals can be mined and processed on-site and then transported back to Earth, or used in space as construction materials. A number of high-tech tycoons, including Google founder Larry Page and Hollywood director James Cameron, plan to be the first prospectors in this new frontier by establishing a new paradigm for resource implementation.

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Tags: Heyl & Patterson, process equipment, bulk material handling equipment

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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Tags: Heyl & Patterson, barge unloaders, grain, literature, continuous barge unloader (cbu), grab unloaders

Top 10 Heyl & Patterson Blog Posts of 2014: The Year in Review

Posted by H&P Blog on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 @ 08:50 AM

The Heyl & Patterson Blog, or simply the H&P Blog as it is known on social media, has been posting articles regularly since 2010.  At Heyl & Patterson, our goal is to educate and inform you about the latest developments in your industries.  This forum has covered topics as varied as the industries we serve, from explaining the inner workings of conduction dryers to examining how a railway across Colombia could compete with the Panama Canal.  As the author of this blog, I've never broken the fourth wall, but I'd like to thank all of our subscribers for following us, and if you haven't yet read the Heyl & Patterson Blog, this is a good time to start.

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Tags: Heyl & Patterson, barge unloaders, industrial dryers, torrefaction, process equipment, H&P Process Spotlight, calciners, sand, continuous barge unloader (cbu), oil sands, coal ash, tailing ponds, activated carbon, upgrades, dust collection, algae, biomass

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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