Category Archives: Silo Cleaning

Dry Ice Blasting is the King of Cleaning in the Food Industry

Think about our food for a moment. We enjoy a diverse abundance of low-cost food, and because we live here in the United States, we only spend about 6-7 percent of our disposable income on it. That’s less than any of the other 83 other countries for which the USDA tracks data. Now, that doesn't…
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Confidence When Working at Heights

The challenges we face from day to day aren't common in the average work place and it takes a level of commitment to accept these challenges. We perform unusual and challenging acts in our line of work, and we take on the unforeseen challenges of  aerial work high above the ground almost daily.  We were…
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August is a Month for Planning Industrial Shutdowns

The month of August has some rather interesting trivia associated with it. Did you know that August is the month that birds begin flying south for the winter?  Insects are nosier, weeds grow faster, and August is one of the months associated with "The Dog Days of Summer". August is said to be the busiest…
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Safety Precautions for Silo Cleaning

It's not an easy job cleaning a silo.  These structures can be up to 200 feet tall and 90 feet in diameter.  Cleaning the interior of these silos are a challenge and require special training and techniques to enter these confined spaces. Zach Cato, one of our Blackwell's supervisors wrote a description of the work…
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