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Centaur Analytics, a leading AgTech IoT company developing sensors and software solutions that improve the quality and safety of agricultural products, announced today that it entered into a supply and collaboration agreement with Detia Degesch Group, a global leader in stored product protection solutions for commodities such as grains, wheat, rice, maize, soya, nuts, dried fruits, tea, coffee and tobacco as well as for processed food products. Under this agreement, Detia will promote and market Centaur’s integrated wireless sensors and IoT platform analytics using its global salesforce and will also use the Centaur solution throughout its own network of fumigation services. The joint offerings are slated for availability in Germany, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa in the coming months.

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Kevin McCreedyDegesch America, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kevin McCreedy has been appointed Division Manager for the Gulf Coast region. In his new position Kevin will oversee the day to day operations of the Houston and Gulf Divisions. Kevin is a native of Sacramento, California and over a decade of experience in the fumigation industry. Kevin attended California State University of Sacramento, after which he worked in retail management for 18 years. During this time, he relocated to the Pacific Northwest, eventually changing careers and accepting a position at Dico Pacific Fumigation. When Dico Pacific was acquired by Degesch America, Inc. in 2011, Kevin joined our Columbia River Division (CRD), based in Portland, OR. Prior to his current appointment, Kevin served as the CRD Operations Coordinator.
Kevin has participated in many phosphine, methyl bromide and sulfuryl fluoride fumigations of mills, containers, silos, ships, warehouses, railcars and food plants and will bring this experience to his new position.

J-System

Degesch America, Inc. has acquired the rights to produce the “original” J-System® B-9 recirculation blowers. The new company, J-System Recirculation, LLC will be headquartered in Weyers Cave, VA.

Weyers Cave, VA – March 22, 2016 – Degesch America, Inc., is pleased to announce the formation of J-System Recirculation, LLC. The new company will assemble the original B-9 and A-3 J-System® Low Air Flow Fumigation Method blowers at its facility in Weyers Cave, Virginia. These models have long been considered the gold standard for the fumigation industry.

The blowers provide low volume recirculation of fumigant throughout a grain mass; most commonly used for in-transit fumigation of grain cargos on bulk carrier vessels. Additional applications include farm tank or bin fumigation, air evacuation, moisture control, and others.

The original blower was developed by Jim Cook, of J-Chem, Inc. to complete his patented J- System®. The initial application was used for farm storage treatments. While under pressure from importing countries, the USDA was researching an improved bulk carrier fumigation method. In a trial treatment performed in 1987 on the M/V Gamel Abdal Naser, the J-System’s effectiveness was clearly demonstrated, which led to the incorporation of the recirculation method into the FGIS’s Fumigation Handbook. Degesch America, Inc. acquired the rights to the method through the acquisition of J-Chem, Inc. in the late 1970’s.

Quality remains our top priority!

Additional details can be found at www.jsystemllc.com.