manufacturers aid in flood relief
High-performance equipment from aggregate,
construction and recycling equipment manufacturers KPI-JCI and
Astec Mobile Screens played an important role in recent flood
relief efforts during an extensive sandbagging operation in Dakota
Dunes, South Dakota.
The South Dakota National Guard used a Series
271 Screening Plant, which was engineered and manufactured at
KPI-JCI in Yankton, South Dakota, to fill sandbags that were
carried by a UH60 Blackhawk helicopter in an attempt to raise
and reinforce levees along the Missouri River. The 271K Screening
Plant is owned by Harold Goeden of First Rate Excavate, Inc.,
in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and was set up by Dean Stalheim,
sales representative for General Equipment, a KPI-JCI and Astec
Mobile Screens authorized dealer.
The 271K Screening Plant is a simple-to-use,
highly reliable screening plant capable of processing sand and
gravel, topsoil, slag, crushed stone and recycled materials.
Company president Joe Vig said it was rewarding
to see KPI-JCI equipment used in such an important disaster relief
measure. “The Series 271 Screening Plant was designed and manufactured
right here in Yankton,” he said. “The plant can process up to
250 tons per hour of feed material, making it an optimal machine
to use during this operation.”