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THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 Page 7 FARGO, N.D. -- At its recent 106th annual convention, Gary Uflach- er, Grain Division Manager at United Quality Cooperative in Parshall was re-elected President of the North Dakota Grain Dealers Associ- ation. JeffKittell, Grain Merchandiser at Border Ag & Energy, Rus- sell, ND was re-elected First Vice President. Mark Hovland, Gener- al Manager at Fessenden Cooperative Association, Fessenden, ND was re-elected Second Vice President. Previously appointed to the Board to fill one year on a vacated seat, Scott Althoff, Manager at Alton Grain Terminal, LLC, Hillsboro, ND was newly elected to the nine-man Board. Steve Hepper, Grain Mer- chandiser, Hubbard Feeds, Bismarck, ND and Joe Peterson, Opera- tions Manager, CHS-SunPrairie, Bowbells, ND were re-elected to the Board. Program topics at the convention included: Market Outlook - Eugene Graner, Heartland Investor Services What Does the Future Hold for Cooperatives-Dr. Frayne Olson- Director, Quentin Burdick Center for Coops Seed Rules Every Producer and Dealer Should Know-Jason Goltz- Manager Regulatory Program, ND State Seed Department Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Section 199A Discussion-Tom Brusegaard- Regional Director, Senator John Hoeven's Office The convention included a trade show of 82 firms that provide prod- ucts and services to the grain elevator industry. Registration for the meeting was over 700 people. The next convention will be held in Far- go, ND on January 20-22, 2019. The 106 year-old association offers safety inspec}ion and employ- ee training to its members. It operates a self-funded health insurance trust for about 1000 grain elevator employees plus 1500 dependents. Its Educational Foundation has provided scholarships and grants to agri- culture-related curriculums at ND colleges and universities for 37 years. The association publishes an annual directory, a monthly magazine and other communications as needed. For decades it has operated an in- surance agency writing primarily warehouse bonds on ND grain el- , evators. The Association is governed by a nine-man Board of elevator man- agers from around the state. Curi'ent Association officers, directors, and staff are: Gary Urlacher, Parshall, President JeffKittell, Russell, 1st Vice President Mark Hovland, Fessenden, 2nd Vice President Steve Hepper, Bismarck, Director Joe Peterson, Bowbells, Director David Ramsey, Edinburg, Director Jeremy Burkhart, Minot, Director Alex Richard, Casselton, Director -- -- a Kfingstad said that if you asked him in November about adding truck boxes to their offerings he would have said you were crazy. It started with Kringstad's cus- tomers asking for parts. As the pieces started falling together, these two family-owned companies matched well. "It came together very quickly," said Finance Officer Rachel Kringstad. "We felt like it was such a good opportunity to really service our customers and the area." As of late December, Safe-T-Pull took over manufacturing of Strong Box. The Strong Box was established in Morden, Manitoba, in 1969 thorough a partnership of brothers Bill and John Fehr. In 1992, the company relocated to Walhalla, N.D to better serve its Red River Valley customers. The farmer-designed Strong Box was created to unload crops quickly and gently. "To me, it's the fourth leg of our stool," Jacob said. When they began the Strong Box business, he said that it was- n't exactly a turnkey transition. David Hiebert and his crew, Photos: Submitted Top: C0mtmcli0n on the Slmng Box, the latest addition to the Safe-T-Pull. Bottom: The Kringslad Family-- Madelyn Kringslad, Bemie Kringstad, Alek Kringstad, Uam Kringstad, and Jacob Kringslad-- stand in front of a par- tially completed Slrong Box, the new addli0n to the Safe-T-Pull family. Made- lyn and Uam are the children of Jacob and Rachel Kringstad. everything from repairs to orders, which already have been coming in. The only problem now is the square footage on their production floor. Safe-T-Pull, Inc named for the invention by Myron Kemnitz that Bemie Kringstad developed, which helped grow Kringstad Ironworks Incorporated from a small shop in Pulls, Slingshot Kinetic Energy Ropes, and the Crop Shuttle. One of the company's initial add-ons was the Slingshot Kinetic Energy Ropes, which fit well as a safer-than-cha'm product to move a piece of equipment in a situation where the Safe-T-Pull wouldn't apply. They then added the Crop Scott Althoff, Hillsboro, Director who have creating the product Hoople to a major manufacturer, Shuttle, an all-terrain crop cart. Stu Letcher, Fargo, Executive Vice Presidellt over the hast 26 -,ears had it down CheryalWelle, Fargo, Executive Assistant : toanart rm Yea dexnerience has been opemting as its own com- Safe-T-Pull and its ,additional : . . : . v pany since 2014. Jacob, like his fa- holdings work well with stad : Dave Nelson, Halstad, MN, Sat'ety & Health'Director ' .": dldn t transfer as well as drawings ther Bernie, has been looking out Ironworks, Which has: Been 'fo ' Hat Grieve, Buffalo, Sr. Safety Specialist and computer files, so Safe-T-Pull for the needs of the farmer, evolv- cused on larger projects since the Sue Benson, Fargo, Office Assistant has been working closely with ing with the times, company divided. They currently The NDGDA office address is 1325 23rd St S, Suite A; Fargo, ND B.L. Industries throughout the past The Strong Box joins the Safe- are building a beet piler for Amer- 58103-3723. month in order to prepare for T-Pull, Inc product line of Safe-T- ican Crystal Sugar Company. Safe-T-Pull, Inc orders parts though Kringstad Ironworks. They then create the finished product in the Safe-T-pull facility on the north end of Park River. Between the two operations, they employ around 50 people year-round. About half of the Safe-T-Pulls produced in Park River leave the state, while More than 75 percent of their Crop Shuttle business is done out of state. Though the Crop Shuttle does well with sugar beet crop harvest, the cart's other high- est demanding customers use it for the Michigan pickle crop. Jacob said that the Crop Shuttle came about when Bernie took a problem and tried to finda better way to approach it. The research and development phase resulted in a cart on tracks that can hold two semis' worth of crops and load one in under 90 seconds. They haven't seen a high de- mand for the cart in the Valley yet, but they have started a rental pro- gram to offer farmers an opportu- nity to see what the cart can do. Safe-T-PulPs next job will be to prepare for the upcoming Interna- tional Crop Expo in Grand Forks to introduce the Valley to the new era of Strong Box. ,Being able to fill the needs of a variety of crops as, well, as a vari- ety of problems while'addressing safety and efficiency is a bigpart of where Safe-T-Pull came from, and an even bigger part of where they are going. HELP WANTED eral civilian service employment in application process must be com- from Billings. Pay DOE, housing. MANAGER NEEDED: Hope, ND. the Bismarck, North Dakota, Dako- pleted by 12:00 midnight EST on406 690-4042. Responsible, business-minded per- tas Area Office. This Rural Water January25, 2018. 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