News & Updates
Now is the time of year when families come together. Whether you are traveling or hosting, be sure to make the most out of the Holiday season. Below are a few family-related activities to create memories, have a laugh or simply pass time between meals.
  • Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Break the wishbone for good luck
  • Eat a traditional Thanksgiving meal
  • Take a nap
  • Share what you are most thankful for
  • Watch an American football game
  • Be grateful for Friendsgiving
  • Run a turkey trot

Aaron Hawkins
Director of Business Development

WL Port-Land Systems
WL Port-Land Systems has evolved greatly since our start in 1975. We have made slight changes to our company name, we recently became an employee owned company under an ESOP structure, and we pride ourselves on making process improvements in all areas of our business. 

One thing that has not changed, has been our vision to become a trusted partner with our customers. We greatly value each and every one of our customers and the special relationships that have formed.
With that being said, we would like to say THANK YOU for your trust in WL Port-Land Systems and Happy Thanksgiving !
Industry News
Ask the Expert
Q:Will you please provide me with some information regarding steam and the role it plays in the pelleting process?

A:One of the great challenges of animal feed processing is to effectively condition your mash prior to further processing. To accomplish this you must transfer the required heat and moisture from your steam into your mash feed in the time allowed by your conditioner. In a typical modern pelleting system, you will have forty five to sixty seconds to raise your mash temperature from one hundred and twenty to one hundred and forty degrees Fahrenheit (120 – 140 °F) without elevating the moisture of your mash above the pellet mill’s roll slip threshold. In order to do this you must have properly prepared high quality saturated steam as well as properly prepared mash. 

Here are some facts about NFL Thanksgiving games: 

  • The first Thanksgiving football game was played in 1876.
  • The first NFL Thanksgiving game was played in 1934.
  • The Detroit Lions have the most Thanksgiving wins with 37.
  • The Lions, Cowboys, Bears, and Packers have the most Thanksgiving appearances.
  • Home teams are 116-111-12 all-time on Thanksgiving.
  • The Lions and Cowboys have combined to go 68-65-3 on Thanksgiving.
  • Troy Aikman of the Cowboys has the most passing yards on Thanksgiving with 455 yards in 1998.
  • Kirk Cousins of Washington and Matthew Stafford of Detroit are close behind with 449 and 441 yards, respectively.
  • In 2021, the NFL had its highest Thanksgiving ratings since 1998.
  • In 2021, viewers consumed a record-high 17.1 billion live minutes of the Thanksgiving Day games.
  • In 2022, an average of 44.1 million viewers watched NFL games on Thanksgiving.
Upcoming Events

WL Port-Land Systems will participate in these industry events in 2023. 
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November 28 Hoosier/Cornbelt 2023 Mini Convention Covington, IN

December 3-5 NGFA’s 52nd annual Country Elevator Conference and Trade Show Louisville, KY

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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If you have questions, comments, or an upcoming project,
email Aaron Hawkins, Director of Business Development.