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Member Spotlight: Vortex Valves Receives Recycling Award

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Friday, July 29, 2016

IMA-NA Associate Member, Vortex Valves, recently received an award related to their industrial plastics recycling program. Through their work with the Solutions-Based Customer Recycling Award Program (S.C.R.A.P) Vortex achieved Cope Plastics’ Green Level Milestone Award in March 2016 by diverting 50,000 pounds of industrial plastic from landfills. This award is an excellent example of the various sustainability programs IMA-NA members participate in. Sustainability programs are an important aspect of corporate responsibility across four main areas: environment, economics, politics, and culture. Vortex's plastic recycling program is just one aspect to their sustainable development efforts, which also include a recycling of many other materials, investing in their communities, and conservation programs. IMA-NA's Sustainability Task Force is always looking for new ways to engage with and encourage sustainability across the industry. If you are interested in getting involved or highlighting the efforts of your company please contact Darrell Smith or Ariel Hill-Davis.

To read more about Vortex's award click here. 

Tags:  Associate Member  award  recycling  sustainability  sustainability task force  Vortex Valves 

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Associate Member Section Elects Kevin Peterson and Nick Tupper to Leadership Positions

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Wednesday, July 20, 2016

This afternoon, the Associate Member Section convened via teleconferenceto hold the election of the new Section Chair and Vice Chair. IMA-NA is pleased to announce the new leadership for the Associate Member Section as Kevin Peterson, with Vortex, as the new Chairman and Nick Tupper, with RGCX, as the Vice Chairman. Kevin succeeds Peter Causer with Volvo as Chair of the Associate Member Section.  Peter steps down after serving as Chairman for the last two years. Peter's service as Chair is yet another highlight in his longstanding relationship with IMA-NA as an exemplary member. IMA-NA thanks Peter for his leadership over the last two years and is looking forward to his continued involvement with the Section as we begin a new phase for Associate Members. We are looking forward to working on new and old initiatives that add value for membership and advance the interests of the wider industrial minerals industry community.


Associate Member Section Chairman: Kevin Peterson, Vortex



Associate Member Section Vice Chairman: Nick Tupper, RGCX

Tags:  Associate Member  leadership  RGCX  section elections  Vortex Valves 

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Company News: Kevin Peterson Receives Award from Kansas State University

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Friday, May 6, 2016

Last week Vortex's Kevin Peterson, received the Outstanding Service Award from Kansas State University’s (KSU) Department of Grain Science and Industry. The award recognizes Kevin's work with KSU students, allowing them to have hands on experience and exposure with Vortex equipment.  The work includes, an annual visit of Vortex's Mobile Display Unit (which we were fortunate enough to experience at our Technology Workshop in San Diego) and a student trip to Vortex's manufacturing facility. Kevin and Vortex's support of KSU's Department of Grain Science and Industry is an excellent example of community engagement and industry investment in the next generation.  IMA-NA's Associate Members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience past their role in our industry. IMA-NA is always happy to recognize all our members' contributions to their communities and the world around them.

To read more about Kevin's Outstanding Service Award click here

Tags:  award  community  community involvement  education  Kevin Peterson  outreach  Vortex Valves 

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North American Minerals Days - Industry Impact

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Thursday, October 15, 2015

As IMA-NA and all our members know the Industrial Minerals Industry is unassuming despite having far reaching impacts across the economy.  The drive of North American Minerals Days is to promote the understanding that the modern world is made of Industrial Minerals, including highlighting the quantifiable impacts of the industry.  Recent studies concluded that in the United States alone the Industrial Minerals Industry directly contributes $33.5 billion the the GDP. When we consider the variety of products and processes our minerals go into the ripple effects of the industry are substantially more. In addition to acting as the building blocks for the products that make our modern lifestyles possible, the Industrial Minerals Industry also supports industries like those found in our Associate Member Section. Our Associate Members provide equipment, services, and expertise that strengthens and further stretches the impact of the industry.  North American Minerals Days celebrate the industry's involvement with their communities, as leaders, job creators, and active investors in the future. This recognition can include our Associate Members that help the industry continue producing the minerals we need in the best way possible.  

The attached article written by our Associate Member, Kevin Peterson, is a key example of the symbiotic relationship that develops between Producers and the supporting industries.  Read the article to learn how Vortex helped a customer figure out a solution to making their process run smoother and more efficiently. It is a demonstration of the wider community and how many people rely on the industry in one way or another to lead their lives. 

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Tags:  Associate Member  community  industrial minerals  industrial minerals industry  industry  North American Minerals Days  Vortex Valves 

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Member Spotlight - Vortex Valves Announces New European Partnerships

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Friday, November 7, 2014

Since July, Vortex Valves has announced partnerships with product representatives in three different countries.  The appointment of Fennix Systems as the exclusive representative in Poland and the subsequent announcements of similar representation in Hungary and Sweden mark an exciting time of expansion for Vortex. Fennix Systems, MasterQuality, and NaW Trading will be the sole agents and distributors, in their areas, for Vortex’s dust-free valves, custom designed gates, diverters and dust-free loading spouts.  Vortex’s continued growth is another reminder of the far reaching nature of both IMA-NA’s Associate Members and the wider Industrial Minerals Industry.

To read Vortex’s announcements click here.

Tags:  Associate Member  business development  industrial minerals industry  industry  Vortex Valves 

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