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Ranco blender bound for Africa

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Sioux Rapids company's product headed for Zambia

Ranco Fertiservice, Inc., sent one of its volumetric fertilizer blenders by ship to Zambia last month, and the first step was getting loaded at the manufacturer in Sioux Rapids.

A team of Ranco employees used four forklifts to ease the large, though not heavy, machine into the shipping container.

Ranco sales consultant and advertising manager Doug Harms said the machine would be used by a Zambian company to blend different fertilizer components to produce a proper blend of fertilizer. This blend will be loaded into 50 kilogram bags by hand, he said, but the blender will allow them to get the proper NPK analysis.