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Partnering with our customers to provide effective solutions is very important to us. One way to accomplish this is by putting ourselves in a position to make that happen by staying knowledgeable about your industries and companies.

Recently, we engaged in two events, allowing us to stay up to speed with the latest topics on the minds of our customers. WL Port-Land Systems, INC. was present at the 51st Carolina Feed Industry Association Annual Convention and the 2023 NTF Leadership Conference held at the nation's capital.

Excellent meetings at both events allowed us to stay connected with our customers and educated about their companies. Thanks to all we had the opportunity to rendezvous with at these events.

We look forward to engaging with more of you soon.

Aaron Hawkins
Director of Business Development
Industry News

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Ask the Expert
Q: Animal feed manufacturing operations like ours have been impacted with higher input costs over the last year from several directions. Feed volume is also lower as companies reduce animal and bird numbers. This double hit can be devastating for feed mill operations managers like me trying to control operating costs and meet a budget plan. What can I do to be sure I'm operating at maximum efficiency or maximum utilization of current assets?

A: Many input costs cannot be controlled by the feed mill management team. What this team can do is to be sure their operation is operating at maximum efficiency or maximum utilization of current assets.
Increasing efficiency is simply manufacturing a fixed amount of feed in less operating time. Maximum utilization is operation of equipment or equipment systems at or above the design level for the longest period of time possible. Most feed mill managers know where their "bottleneck" is when it comes to producing more feed per hour or day. In many cases the...Read More>>>
Did You Know?

Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31, and Halloween 2023 will occur on Tuesday, October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints. Soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating treats.

Table of Contents
  1. When Is Halloween 2023?
  2. Ancient Origins of Halloween
  3. All Saints' Day
  4. Halloween Comes to America
  5. History of Trick-or-Treating
  6. Halloween Parties
  7. Halloween Movies
  8. All Souls Day and Soul Cakes
  9. Black Cats and Ghosts on Halloween
  10. Halloween Matchmaking and Lesser-Known Rituals

Upcoming Events

WL Port-Land Systems will participate in these industry events in 2023. 
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October 11, 2023 AFIA Board of Directors Meeting Hilton Head, SC
October 25 - 26, 2023 Annual NCC Conference Washington, D.C.
November 8 - 10, 2023 AFIA Equipment Manufacturers Conference Tucson, AZ
January 30 – February 1, 2024 International Production & Processing Expo 2024 Georgia World Congress Center

February 24 - 27, 2024 GEAPS Exchange 2024 Kansas City Convention Ctr. Kansas City, MO
April 29 – May 1, 2024 Petfood Forum Kansas City Convention Center Kansas, MO
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