Trade Shows

RAW Marketing is your one-stop-shop for trade show planning and execution. Don't just show up with literature and a promo and expect viewers to be excited. Engagement is key! We'd love to teach you how...

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Branding

Branding is key to company marketing. If you want your brand to perform well, you need to make it the face of your products, packaging, employees, office...the opportunities are endless! Don't let one get away...

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Performance Audits

Need an outside eye? We'd love to help! Often your own team is too busy to notice the inefficiencies that have developed over time. We can help. With nearly 100 years of agricultural experience on our team, we cover manufacturing, OEMs, family farms and other facets...

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Maxi-Lift Adds Continental to Belting Line

Maxi-Lift Grain Elevator Buckets

Pathfinder Plus Belting Available Direct from Maxi-Lift Addison Texas: Maxi-Lift is pleased to announce a new agreement with Continental to stock their flagship agricultural conveyor belt line, Pathfinder Plus.  Maxi-Lift will add this premium product to our inventory during the summer of 2018.  Maxi-Lift will custom slit and punch this belt on site in our 42,000 square foot belt shop.  “The addition of Pathfinder Plus to our belting operation is the perfect match with our premium Tiger-Tuff and Tiger-CC elevator buckets.  Two of the industry’s best combine for unparalleled performance.”  -…

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Maxi-Lift Names Hanson VP of Business Development

Maxi-Lift Grain Elevator Buckets

Dallas, Texas, April 23rd, 2018: Matt Hanson was promoted to Vice President of Business Development for Maxi-Lift and Southwest Agri-Plastics. Matt graduated with a double major in Agricultural Economics and Animal Science from Texas A&M University. Upon graduating he began a 13-year career with Cargill and later with Dayton Lease & Pipeline Services. “We are excited to have Matt lead our sales team. He brings a ton of great experience and knowledge from his time at Cargill working in their Animal Nutrition side of their business,” said Paul Phillips President…

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Aby Joins RNC-CO to Grow Presence in the Midwest

RNC-CO Conveyors & Bucket Elevators

November 6, 2017— SALISBURY, MD: Isaac Aby joins RNC-CO as an Outside Sales Rep for the Midwest. Aby, working with the Ag Industry since 2007, is focused on growing RNC-CO beyond the East Coast. Born and raised in Indiana, Aby started in the Ag Industry with Universal Metal Craft, performing maintenance work on equipment for Bunge and The Andersons. In 2014 he began a career in outside sales through AGI. He also served in the military from 2008 to 2017. “I am eager to provide equipment solutions to move commodities…

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RNC Unveils New Brand Identity

RNC-CO Conveyors & Bucket Elevators

SALISBURY, MD: RNC-CO Conveyance Company, a Maryland based material handling manufacturer, recently rebranded to improve visual communication. After nearly 25 years in business, RNC-CO wanted to update the brand identity to include elements of their product line. The new brand includes elements from bucket elevators and conveyance equipment. “We have spent a majority of our history perfecting the most efficient means of material handling, we wanted our brand image to illustrate that level of commitment,” said Reggie White, company owner. RNC-CO Conveyance Company Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures a complete…

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FSB Elects New Board Member

Dr James T Koch, area Optometrist, has joined the Board of Directors for Farmers State Bank of Yale. Dr Koch replaces David Whiton, who retired after serving the Board for 24 years. Dr Koch is a Partner and Optometrist with Eye Care Associates with offices in Panora, Perry, Guthrie Center, Stuart and Jefferson. He is a graduate of Luther College and Illinois College of Optometry. He and his wife, Lora, reside at Lake Panorama with their daughters. “Jim is a welcome addition to our Board of Directors,” says Doug Hemphill, President of Farmers State Bank. “His background adds some added diversity to our…

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Koehl Bros. Enlists ICE Intern

February 1, 2016— FAIRBURY, IL : Brock Honegger, a senior at Prairie Central High School, has joined the team at Koehl Bros. as support staff to the design and construction team. Brock is able to work half-days through the Illinois State Board of Education’s Interrelated Cooperative Program (ICE) while competing his final year of high school. The ICE program allows students to further studies in select career pathways through work-site learning. There are 81 nationally recognized pathways within 16 clusters, including Brock’s choice Architecture & Construction. These pathways prepare students for a full range…

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Come See Automated Ag Grow

Automated Agri-Systems

January 8, 2016 | LeRoy, IL: Amid strong growth and transformation, Automated Agri-Systems hosts an Open House on January 22, 2016 from 8:30 to 11:00 am at their shop location in LeRoy, Illinois. Join the Auto Ag team to say goodbye to retirees and meet the face of the future in Central Illinois agriculture. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Larry Poppe, partner at Automated Agri-Systems, has declared retirement. While he will still be around the office, he takes on a consultant role. Larry, a Vietnam veteran and ag industry fountain of knowledge,…

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Koehl Bros. Hires New Controller

November 24, 2015— MAROA, IL : Jim Wrigley joins the team at Koehl Bros. as Controller. With over 30 years of experience in cost reduction, accounting and agriculture, Jim brings a knowledge base that is a perfect fit for Koehl. He will control Koehl’s three Illinois locations, buying group activity and two retail branches. Jim, who has a BS in Accounting from Millikin University, has experience with some of the area’s largest manufacturers. “His experience with system integration, inventory management and cost reduction will lead in streamlining some of our new processes,” said John…

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Koehl Bros. Launches Grain Systems Express

October 15, 2015— ASSUMPTION, IL : Koehl Bros. announces the launch of Grain Systems Express (GSE). GSE is an American-based, e-commerce retailer of grain system parts and accessories. GSE’s full inventory is accessible through www.grainsystemsexpress.com and ships globally. GSE’s warehouse is centrally-located in the heart of the corn-belt, keeping delivery times short for a majority of customers. “It’s about our future, and the future of the industry,” says John Puckett, GSE Director. “Our customers are moving faster and smarter and this is one way we can serve better while paralleling the technology transition.” GSE…

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Midwest Ag Systems Launches New Site

July 9, 2015— Rockport, IN: Customers visiting Midwest Ag Systems online will see a new face to the company. A new online store front, www.midwestagsystems.net, was launched on July 6, 2015. The new site offers customer interaction, product specs, ecommerce for part sales and 24-hour service data. “The new site design is user-friendly and has increased search engine optimization. This new design hopes to improve our customer’s experience by offering more detail, easier access and quick contact through forms that reach our team 24/7,” says Scott Middleton, MAS Chief Engineering Officer. “We have also improved documentation processes for…

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