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Tom Yale


Jarrod Felton

Superior IndustriesYale Cordage


Superior Industries engineers and manufactures ground- Founded in 1950 by O. Sherman Yale, Yale Cordage breaking, bulk material processing and handling equip- pioneered the use of synthetic ? bers in marine ropes, es- ment and cutting-edge machinery components. From its pecially for the commercial ? shing industry. Since then, headquarters in Morris, Minnesota, USA, the manufactur- the company has expanded into the industrial sector, with ing ? rm supplies bulk crushing, screening, washing and a large portion of the business in commercial marine. Yale conveying systems for industries including construction continues to expand its capacity and capabilities. The ? rm aggregates, mining, bulk terminals, agriculture, power and makes all of its rope in Maine and North Carolina. The biomass. In addition to its home plant in Minnesota, the ? rm additionally offers rope and sling testing and evalua- 45-year-old Superior operates from additional facilities in tion, rigging, and custom fabrication, with destructive and

Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Nebraska, USA; non-destructive testing up to 1,300,000 pounds.

Alberta and New Brunswick, Canada; and three locations in Brazil to serve South American markets. The ? rm’s pri- THE CASE: mary products include mobile ship and barge loaders and Yale Cordage produces high quality synthetic ? ber unloaders and mobile truck unloading conveyors. ropes, cables, and lifting slings. Recently, the ? rm ac- quired a 1,300,000 pound Sahm Splice test bed, with 116

THE CASE: foot sample length and 15 feet of stroke. Yale Cordage

Superior designs and builds custom conveyors for barge also won the Maine International Trade Center’s Innova- and ship loading and unloading applications. The key word is tor of the Year award for its new product – Braeon. Braeon custom. A broad team of engineers studies each customer ap- is a UHMWPE tape infused with a thermoplastic resin. A plication and requirements and then provides a unique, mo- one inch wide piece of tape has a tensile strength of over bile solution based on location, material, tonnage and more. 1000 pounds. 87


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