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The National Grain & Feed Association and Grain Journal Magazine held the CONVEY '18 Conference on July 25-26 at the Omaha Hilton in Omaha, NE. #CONVEY18

Powerpoint and Audio Presentations

General Session
Considerations in Retrofitting a Facility

Joel Herald PE, Sr. Manager Corp. Engineering, The Andersons, Maumee, OH 

General Session
FGIS Reorganization – Industry and Designated Agency Perspective Panel Discussion

Tony Goodeman, Acting Director – Field Management Division, USDA AMS FGIS
John Sharpe, Technical Advisor, American Association of Grain Inspection and Weighing Agencies, Kansas City, MO
Nick Friant, Raw Materials Quality Leader, Cargill, Inc., Wayzata, MN
Powerpoint   |  Video 

General Session
Environmental Issues that Impact Grain Handling Facilities

Brian Wazenried, Director of Environmental, Gavilon LLC, Omaha, NE

Safety Breakout Session
Cracking the New Walking & Working Surface Regulation

Jim Seibert, Manager of Regulatory Affairs, Education & Training, NGFA, Enid , OK

Grain Quality/Operations Breakout Session 
Grain Industry Permitting with Environmental Agencies

Melissa Ellis, CPEA, GPCP, Senior Consultant, Tellevate, LLC, Lincoln, NE
Powerpoint  | Video

Bob Sheeder, Senior Enviornmental Consultant, NAQS Environmental Experts, Lincoln, NE
Powerpoint  | Video

Eric Sturm, Owner & Lead Consultant, ARC, Lincoln, NE
Powerpoint  | Video 

Safety Breakout Session | Behavior-based Safety Programs: How Can Near Misses be Used to Improve Your Safety Program?

Matt Shurtliff, Director of Safety & Environmental Issues, J.D. Heiskell & Co., Omaha, NE

Grain Quality/Operations Breakout Session
Grain Quality Management: The KEY to Bin Safety and Maintaining the Value of your Inventory

Nick Friant, Raw Materials Quality Leader, Cargill, Inc., Wayzata, MN
Powerpoint   |   Video

Safety Breakout Session
Contractor Selection and Management: Keeping the Standard

Don Wray, Director of Operations, The Andersons, Inc., Maumee, OH
Chris Reed, Director for Food and West Operations, The Andersons, Inc., Maumee, OH
Brenda Bragg, Safety Manager, The Andersons, Inc., Maumee, OH
Joel Herald PE, Sr. Manager, Corp. Engineering, The Andersons, Inc., Maumee, OH
Powerpoint   |    Video

Grain Quality/Operations Breakout Session
Bearings: Installation and Preventive Maintenance

Marc Mondi, Territory Manager - Dodge Mechanical Products, ABB, West Des Moines, IA

General Session
Update on OSHA Priorities 

Kimberly A. Stille, Regional Administrator, OSHA, Kansas City, MO
Powerpoint  |   Video

General Session
Interactive Workshop: Best Practices for Dealing with an OSHA Inspection

Eric J. Conn, Chair, OSHA Workplace Safety Practice Group, Conn Maciel Carey, Washington, DC
Tom Bielema, Regional Director, SCT, Chicago, IL
(Former OSHA Area Director, Peoria Area Office)
Powerpoint   |   Video


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