D&F Equipment Sales receives Patent
D&F Equipment Sales awarded patent on Common Frame Debone Coneline Conveyor System! In prior designs, the gap between a traditional coneline and a conveyor could be as much as 3.5”. This causes significant issues as it requires workers to reach that extra distance, and increases the likelihood of product loss. The common frame eliminates the gaps that exist in previous coneline designs reducing time required for equipment sanitation. See More...
Process Expo 2019 Show Set for October 8-11, 2019
D&F Equipment Sales will be showing this year at the Process Expo trade show, booth 3015. This is our bi-annual showing to introduce new equipment and staff in Meat and Prepared Foods, and to visit with our partners and customers. If you need to reach out to one of our Sales Engineers you can send email here or visit staff page for email. Hope to see you there!! See More...
New Glassbead facility completed
D&F Equipment sales inc in our effert to make a better product and to control the Sanguard process have opened the new 2,250 sq ft state of the art glass bead facility. This facility gives us the tools to finish our equipment in the best possible finish to conform to the Sanguard spec developed by our team. This process is a 4 step process with specific finishing parameters to ensure the smoothest possible surface that live and prepared material handling equipment can have without the extra cost associated with smoother finishes required for prepared food surfaces.
Commonly used techniques on 2b finishes usually range from 80 to 120 micro inches but with our process we can achieve from 40 to 50 micro inches smoothness. Also, structural materials can be smoothed 3-5% from their original Ra and achieve a consistent finish with the 2b materials.
This process is patent pending and ensures that your equipment arrives in a smooth and passivated state and is easiest to clean that you will find.
Crossville company gives $500,000 toward poultry research at Auburn
Updated May 2; Posted May 2
A Crossville company and its family have given Auburn University a half-million dollars toward a poultry research center.
Auburn University's College of Agriculture has received $500,000 from D&F Equipment Sales Inc. and the Fortenberry family, the company founders. The money will support the Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center, located at the North Auburn campus.
Specifically, it will help build a poultry research and educational processing plant promoting animal welfare, food safety and quality.
Groundbreaking is tentatively set for this fall as part of phase three of the 30-acre Miller Center. The plant will be the sixth building constructed at the center, with another 14 buildings currently planned.
Larry Fortenberry, the company's founder and co-owner, said the Miller Center will attract researchers from around the globe. He urged other national poultry-related operations to support the project.
"Poultry has been good to me and to my family and to many other families," Fortenberry said. "I challenge everyone in the U.S. poultry industry to give back to our industry by supporting Auburn's efforts to build a world-class poultry research center."