Spee-Dee® Corporate Headquarters Features Integrated Equipment Testing Facility

Spee-Dee® Corporate headquarters features INTEGRATED EQUIPMENT TESTING FACILITY


Sturtevant, Wis. — James P. Navin, President of Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc. announced that the company’s recently expanded corporate headquarters houses a comprehensive factory acceptance testing center.  “Spee-Dee is dedicated to assisting our customers integrate the most productive and cost-effective solutions for their unique packaging challenges.  Our facility enables us to more closely simulate how equipment will perform once it is fully operational within their facilities – before a purchasing commitment is made,” he stated.

            According to Timm Johnson, Vice President Sales/Marketing, the testing area offers design features to accommodate a variety of product, materials and equipment.  “We are able to contain dangerous and/or dusty product through the use of full dust collection equipment and plastic curtains that close off the testing area.  In addition, hot and cold water with a drainage system allow equipment to be washed within the testing area,” he explained.

            The testing process is further enhanced through the integration of a second floor mezzanine.  Particulate products are efficiently raised utilizing a Frazier bucket elevator, while powders are transported via a PIAB vacuum conveyor.  The spaciousness of the site permits complementary packaging equipment to be utilized, such as Vertical Form Fill Seal machines, conveyors, check weighers and infeed systems, to form a fully operational packaging line.  For added customer convenience, Spee-Dee maintains a sizeable tooling inventory and stores sample product on-site.

            Darin Ides, Sales Application Specialist, is responsible for the efficiency and accuracy of the evaluation process.  An experienced industry professional, he is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout Packaging program.  Ides coordinates every aspect of the testing process, including acquisition of product and containers, testing and results documentation.

Spee-Dee® Packaging Machinery, Inc. is a premier quality manufacturer of equipment to measure and fill dry products into consumer size containers (bags, bottles, pouches, cans and cartons).  Spee-Dee was a pioneer in the development and manufacture of both servo auger and servo volumetric cup fillers.  Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery serves a global base of clients in diverse market segments, including the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries.  Now in its fourth decade, the company boasts a star-studded client roster of industry giants and Fortune 500 companies.  A history of innovative electrical and mechanical design and programming, coupled with advanced technology and unparalleled customer service, support Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery’s position as an industry leader.  For more information, please contact Timm Johnson, Vice President, Sales/Marketing, Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery, Inc., 1360 Grandview Parkway, Sturtevant, WI  53177 USA, toll free 877-375-2121 (US only),

262-886-4402 or fax 262-886-5502.  Send e-mail to info@spee-dee.com, and view Spee-Dee’s family of equipment solutions at www.spee-dee.com.