Recently, Thompson Automation & Specialty Services participated as an exhibitor, in the National GEAPS (Grain Elevator and Processing Society) Expo in Kansas City, MO. More than 3000 people from all aspects of the grain industry attended the 3 day event.
Mike Pendergast (Thompson Automation and Specialty Services) and Rob Costello (Thompson Electric) handled the booth duties promoting arc flash awareness, infrared thermal imaging and electrical safety for grain elevators. Thompson Automation and Specialty Services is using these national expos to create awareness of the dangers of electrical hazards in grain handling facilities. As a result, owners and operators of grain facilities, are now realizing the dangers of electricity and the need for arc flash risk assessments, electrical surveys and training for their employees.
The interest generated by our presence at the GEAPS Expo, and the follow up from our contacts made at the Expo, emphasizes the growing interest in electrical safety and the need for Thompson Automation and Specialty Services to stay active in the grain industry.
In the first part of June, Jason Glover and Kent Grange attended the GEAPS (Grain Elevator and Processing Society) conference in Ames, IA. The GEAPS event was an opportunity to showcase Thompson Specialty Services and the services we provide.
There were many Co-op and Elevator Groups represented at this conference. It was well attended and that gave TSS an opportunity to speak with many General Managers, Operation Managers and Safety Managers from different regions in IA, NE, KS and MO. We showcased our Infrared Thermal Imaging, Arc Flash Risk Assessment and Preventive Maintenance programs.
Why did we attend this conference? GEAPS’ Mission: “An international professional society dedicated to providing its members with forums to generate leadership, innovation and excellence in grain-related industry operations.” By becoming a member into GEAPS, this provides an opportunity for Thompson Specialty Services to expand into a market area that is being underserved. We look forward to continuing and expanding our many services to the Grain Industry.
In August, we will be attending the NGFA (National Grain and Feed Association)/GJ (Grain Journal) Safety Grain Quality Conference in Omaha.