The 2019 AGI Lean Consortium was held at AGI Fertilizer Systems on March 17-18 in Marshall, Illinois at the AGI Yargus plant.
AGI is dedicated to advancing lean in all divisions of the company. Attendees from AGI Divisions - Airlanco, Tramco US, Union Iron, VIS, Mitchell Mills - Joplin, Mitchell Mills - Newton, Sentinel, CMC Industrial Electric, Junge Control, Yargus and AGI Corporate were represented for the two day event.
During the consortium, attendees shared best practices from their divisions including 5s, Kanban, culture change, continuous improvement, process development and value stream mapping. This provided a great opportunity to share and learn from each other and to further continuous improvement journeys as a group.
What is a "Lean Consortium?" A lean consortium is a small group of companies that work together to learn lean principles and methods, and then apply them to processes in each other’s companies over the course of the year.
Agribusiness is no different than any other field in today's world - it relies on technology to continue growing and keeping up with the demands of consumers. Rebecca Small, an EIU graduate from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, is part of that effort at Marshall-based Yargus Manufacturing, putting the skills in interpersonal relationships she developed at Eastern to good use.
Yargus manufacturing, a division of AG Growth International, is searching for an experienced outside sales professional with a background in the ag fertilizer industry. Over the course of the last 50 years Yargus has established itself as an industry leading manufacturer of custom engineered material handling equipment. We are currently looking for a driven and goal oriented professional to be a part of our dynamic sales team that will help take our business to the next level in the Northern Midwest. This is a challenging and very exciting opportunity that will reward you for your success.
AGI’s Yargus manufacturing division, a leading global manufacturer of Yargus brand fertilizer and industrial material handling equipment located in Marshall, Illinois, has entered into an agreement with Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd. (Cropnuts) to provide soil and analytical laboratory equipment and services in conjunction with the Yargus blending equipment for improved fertilizer blend recommendations.
Yargus is proud to be a part of the solution to utilize nutrients to create value out of waste.
Business in Focus Magazine features “Agriculture Reimagined, Midwestern BioAg”, highlighting the innovative agricultural advancements in biological farming. As Midwestern BioAg and their partners stated, “… we believe that this manufacturing process and product could revolutionize agriculture.”
A new River terminal at Marseilles, Illinois is taking shape as all the components of the state of the art facility comes together.
The River teminal sitting on the Illinois river will supply fertilizer at a high capacity exceeding industry standards. The new Yargus 6 Leg Tower will blend and wholesale at a combined capacity of up to 700 TPH. In addition the latest technology developed by the Yargus engineering team includes the "Yargus Stairway to Heaven" Access stairs system designed to allow operators to easily access all areas of the Yargus Tower and to improve worker safety by eliminating long lengths of access ladders in the system.
AgProfessional Magazine’s 10th annual feature of Reader’s Choice, Product of the Year included a nomination for Yargus Manufacturing’s new “Stairway to Heaven” Tower design. This new safety and convenience feature was created first by Yargus Manufacturing. The sex-legged tower design incorporates zero ladder usage throughout the entire structure with larger square footage allowing for more room for service and maintenance.