Project Profile: 48’, 15-Ring Sukup Grain Storage System

Partnering with the industry leaders in grain storage and handling systems companies like Sukup, Shivvers and TSGC is at the heart of what we do for our agriculture customers. We know that our reputation is riding on each and every project we design and build. And more importantly, we strive to honor the trust placed in us by our customers by delivering the highest possible quality structure at the best possible price. Such is the case with this recently completed grain handling and storage system.

Our customer was faced with a good problem. High yield and well producing crops that required the sourcing and construction of additional storage. This is where the FS Construction Services team shines. We worked with our customer to identify their specific needs and then design a custom solution to address current and future storage needs. From the engineered foundation to its peak, this 48’, 15-ring Sukup grain bin is over seventy feet tall and capable of holding nearly 90,000-bushels. A structure this size was the ideal solution.

Once the right solution was identified, then came the process of outfitting this project with the necessities that would make it as functional as it was practical. Next, the FS Construction Services team identified the right options for outfitting this structure with the perfect finishing touches. These included a brand-new Shivvers transfer auger and state-of-the-art temperature sensing cables from TSGC – the leader in temperature monitoring equipment.

Finally, a high capacity side truck loadout spout completed the project. With so many options to choose from, our team identified an option which is capable of filling a semi-truck in two minutes! Ultimately, the customer has the final decision on each project and the accessories that complete it; however, we realize that providing them expert guidance and insight makes their decisions that much easier.

Have a construction project in mind? Let our experts help choose the best possible grain system to meet your specific needs. At Gateway FS Construction Services, we seek to provide you with the latest construction technology at the best possible price. For more information contact us at 866-551-3454. We look forward to providing you with the best customer service experience.

Three Early Season Program Discounts Still Available

As we enter a new year, it is still not too late to take advantage of three early-season discount programs that offer you great savings from some of the best-known brands in the grain system storage and handling business. The team at FS Construction Services has partnered with Brock Sukup and GSI to offer tiered programs that can save you big dollars. Place your order soon to take advantage of these great saving and buy before expected steel price increases.

Brock, Sukup and GSI are three of the most respected names in the business. Couple those with the excellent workmanship, project management and attention to detail from FS Construction Services team of experts and you have a winning combination dedicated to delivering you the best possible project. These high percentage discount programs include:

  • Brock – Savings of up to 13% apply to high quality Bin Shell products through February 20, up to 11% saving through March of 2017! Early Season package discounts also apply to specific materials and equipment.
  • Sukup – Bin discounts as high as 13% plus early shipment and package discounts are available through January 31. Ensure your maximum savings and call our team today!
  • GSI – Tiered discounts offer a savings of up to 17% on bin packages and 11% on additional products through February 2017! Plus, you can maximize your savings by taking advantage of multiple bundle options.

With steel prices expected to move significantly higher, now is the time to beat the increases and get the best possible pricing. If you have been thinking about making additions to your current storage and handling capabilities, contact Josh Biffar or Nathan Koester, your grain systems experts at FS Construction Services. Let our team help show you just how much you can save by taking advantage of these limited time discounts. Plus, when you build with FS, you are building with a respected leader with over 40 years in the business providing the highest quality construction service and expertise in southern Illinois. This is the perfect combination of great products, great workmanship and great savings.

You can depend on Gateway FS Construction Services to provide you the very best in grain drying, monitoring and storage systems.  To take advantage of these fantastic offers, give us a call at 866-551-3454 and let our specialists help you choose the best grain systems to meet your specific needs.  We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Preseason Seed Treatment Equipment Preventative Maintenance Special

This December and January are key months for planning for a successful 2017 planting season and strong harvest. The experts at FS Construction Services remind you that now is an excellent time to take advantage of special maintenance offers. Use downtime within your daily business activities to set the table for a successful new year for you and the farmers who depend on your company.

Growers invest in premium seeds to ensure top performance. As a seed dealer, you invest in premium USC Seed Treating Equipment to insure the highest possible performance potential for your customers and each individual seed. Delivering quality, performance and results starts with equipment that is well maintained and ready for the long days ahead.

Right now, you can take advantage of our most comprehensive USC Seed Treating equipment preventative maintenance program available. Protect your investment by making sure your seed treating and handling equipment is in top condition for the spring season. Our five-point preventative maintenance program for includes:

  1. Inspect and Service: Treaters, Conveyors, Pump Stands
  2. Inspect and Clean: Atomizer, Seed Chamber
  3. Inspect and Assess: Treater Inlet, Outlet Conveyors
  4. Adjust: Belt Tensioning and Tracking
  5. Plus, performance upgrade recommendations.

Now through January 31 our basic inspection package is only $495 plus, you can save up to 15% on parts and service upgrades.

As an authorized USC Dealer, you can count on the professionals at FS Construction Services to help keep your USC Seed Treating equipment in operating like new for years to come.  Give the team at Gateway FS Construction Services a call at 866-551-3454 and let us help you meet your specific needs.  We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Bin Safety is No Accident – Save Up To 27% on Upgrades and Maintenance

At FS Construction Services, we know that farm accidents and work stoppages often happen due to inadequately maintained or faulty equipment, but preparation can prevent these issues. Now is the time to inspect your operations’ grain storage and handling equipment to identify and address possible problem areas.

Proper maintenance of existing equipment or installation of safety upgrades help ensure accident free operations, protect your revenues and eliminate downtime and injuries.

Through January 31, FS Construction Services is offering a special grain storage and handling equipment safety upgrade sale and preventative maintenance plans. Grain storage and handling is one of your best investments, however unfortunately it can also be one of your most dangerous. We offer preventative maintenance plans and upgrades that include:

  • Stairs and Ladders
  • Bin Doors & Side Wall Platforms
  • Roof Vents & Aeration
  • Power Sweep Systems
  • Electrical: Electrical Upgrades
  • Grain Monitoring Systems
  • Xproxy

The FS Construction Services safety upgrade sale includes replacement parts and new equipment that can make your equipment as dependable as new however, the key is to evaluate, identify and replace any potential problems. Ideally, there your storage system will have NO safety issues which need to be addressed however, it pays to schedule an inspection to verify. If any issues are detected, FS Construction Services will provide a no obligation quote to address the issues.

Ensure bin safety on your property is no accident. Contact FS Construction Services today to find out more and get a custom quote. You could save up to 27% from standard packages. Think new storage is too expensive? Let us show you how affordable it can be.

Whatever your farm repair or maintenance needs, you can count on our professional team at Gateway FS Construction Services to keep your facility safe and your operation safe for years to come.  Give us a call at 866-551-3454 and let us help you meet your specific needs.  We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

New Aspen Series Garage Doors Offer Energy Efficiency and Beauty

FS Construction Services, along with our partner, Raynor Garage Doors, are proud to offer our customers the newest and most energy efficient garage doors on the market today, the Aspen™ Series Steel Residential and Commercial garage doors.  Long known for providing the highest possible quality and widest array of garage door and opener choices, Raynor’s newest product offers even greater reliability and performance.

The Raynor Aspen Series steel garage doors provide the ultimate in safety, quality and energy efficiency.  This beautiful door is made with a three-layer construction design.  Plus, the Aspen series features Raynor’s proprietary WeatherLock™ section joints.  This energy efficient design provides unyielding strength, section joint seal and thermal break to lock out the blustery cold drafty air of winter and sweltering summer heat.  These commercial and residential doors also feature Raynor’s Neufoam™ technology.  Neufoam is a poly urethane insulation that fills 100% of the interior cavity resulting in a R-Value of up to 18.0.  This unmatched performance is sure to save on heating and cooling bills throughout the year.

With new Raynor Aspen Series garage doors, you can be assured of exceptional performance but you will also be impressed with the design options this line of doors provides.  With seven panel options, eighteen window options and ten standard colors/finishes, you are sure to find a door combination to fit your taste. Finding the right style door to match your home or business has never been easier than it is right now.  Plus, Raynor offers a multitude of hardware options for you to choose from.  Have a specific color you would like to match? The Raynor OptiFinish™ paint process allows you to pick from more than 1,800 Sherwin-Williams color options.

Contact the team at FS Construction Services today to talk about the new Aspen Series of Raynor garage doors.  And as an authorized Raynor dealer, we will install your new garage door system for you.  Then we will continue to work with you and provide the best available garage door system maintenance and service to ensure your new door stays operational for years to come.

Whatever your garage door or construction needs, you can count on our professional team at Gateway FS Construction Services.  Give us a call at 866-551-3454 and let us help you meet your specific needs.  We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Get the NEW xProxy “Vibe” Remote Monitoring Solution

Ever had that sinking feeling when you find out that a key pump, motor or dryer has unexpectedly shut down – and you have no idea just how long it sat that way until you noticed it? With the new xProxy Vibe from FS Construction Services, you will receive nearly instant notification on your smartphone if a key motor or pump unexpectedly shut down. This breakthrough technology removes worries caused by electrical outages or equipment malfunctions on mechanical devices vital to your farm’s success.

FS Construction Services now has access to limited quantities of the new xProxy Vibe Remote Monitoring System. Simply use the magnets on the back of the device to attach it to any motor or pump and it will call you if / when that device shuts down. It truly is as simple as that. Best of all, the xProxy Vibe requires no wires, no electricians, and no recharging. Simply download the app to your phone, enter in your unique serial number and you are 100% set up.

The xProxy Vibe senses the vibration of the device it is attached too. If there is a gap of 3 minutes when it senses no vibration, it sends an alert directly to your Smartphone. The best part is, once it contacts you, it will continue to search for vibrations again. When a vibration is detected from the device restarting again, the xProxy Vibe will wait 90 seconds and rearm itself. All with NO additional reset required from the customer.

FS Construction Services knows how vital it is for you to be able to multitask. This is why we are so excited to offer the new xProxy Vibe. This device literally allows you to be in multiple places and manage multiple farm processes at one time.

Do not be caught off-guard when your dryer motor, bin fan, auger, motor, pump or irrigation systems unexpectedly shut down. Contact the experts at FS Construction Services today and find out just how the xProxy Vibe can save you time, headaches and reduce or eliminate machinery downtime. Want to learn more? Click this link and see it in action before you buy.

You have always depended on Gateway FS Construction Services to provide you the very best solutions to your building, grain systems, overhead door and maintenance needs. Now you can count on us and the new xProxy Vibe to help keep your machines running or alerted if they are not. Let the experts at FS Construction Services help, give us a call at 866-551-3454. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

GSI, Sukup & Brock – Early Season Programs Offer Huge Savings

Now is the time to save big on your next grain storage and / or grain transfer equipment purchases. Equipment manufacturers have all released their Early Season Sales Programs and savings are better than we at FS Construction Services have seen in quite some time. At FS Construction Services we pride ourselves on carrying the very best equipment, storage and accessory options from the very best and most respected brands in the industry.

With high percentage discount programs, available now through March, it is time to consider your next storage, transfer, handling or accessory purchase. Here are a few quick overviews of what brands are offering to get you to act now and have your systems in place for the 2017 planting and harvest seasons:

  • GSI – Tiered discounts offer a savings of up to 21%, on specific items when orders are placed before the end of November. However, the savings don’t stop there. Save up to 19% on specific purchases December 1 till January 5 and up to 17% through February 2017! Plus, you can maximize your savings by taking advantage of multiple bundle options.
  • Sukup – Huge discounts and special pricing are available on a wide variety of Sukup’s most popular Bins, Bin Packages, Dryers and Handling Equipment. By acting now, you can take advantage of discounts of up to 25% on select equipment through November 30 and up to 24% through the end of the year! The date of order determines early order discounts, so be sure to call and find out just how much you can save.
  • Brock – Savings of up to 16% apply to high quality Bin Shell products through December 29, up to 13% savings December 30 till February 20 and up to 11% through March of 2017. Early Season package discounts also apply to specific materials and equipment. For a limited time, purchase specific Brock Solid™ Dryer Plus models and receive a FREE Shore Model 935 Moisture Tester – but hurry, this free offer expires November 30!FS Construction Services is proud to provide the widest array of options and flexibility from three of the very best manufacturing names in the grain storage, handling and transfer business. With these great offers, specific requirements may apply, so be sure to contact FS Construction Services today to find out program details. This is your opportunity to get the savings you want on the structures and equipment you need.Don’t miss this opportunity to benefit from superior deals on early-season program deals from GSI, Sukup, and Brock. Contact the FS Construction Services team today to find out just how much you can save.

You can depend on Gateway FS Construction Services to provide you the very best in grain drying, monitoring and storage systems.  To take advantage of these fantastic offers, give us a call at 866-551-3454 and let our specialists help you choose the best grain systems to meet your specific needs.  We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Save 20% on AgriDry’s Best Products!

If you have ever had grain quality issues in your storage bins, then we at FS Construction Services have a great deal on the perfect solution for you! FS Construction Services knows that our customers demand and deserve the highest quality products. This includes products for the drying and storing of grain. That’s why FS Construction Services partners with AgriDry, a premier provider of grain drying monitoring solutions. Together with AgriDry, FS Construction Services is proud to announce an excellent promotional opportunity that is available for a short time only!

Available only until November 30, AgriDry is offering a significant 20% discount on all product purchases of $1,000 minimum or more. Continuing into December and available until the end of the year, is a 17% discount on AgriDry products of $1,000 or more. If you are tired of panicking over your grain bins, AgriDry has the solutions for your problems. AgriDry products, including some of the best in agricultural business, include the Gravity Grain Spreader, Bullseye Bin Controller and All Temp View.

The AgriDry Grain Spreader is the only spreader that spreads the fines of the grain uniformly, without conceding quality. And AgriDry’s spreader is strong – strong enough to handle 40,000 bushels per hour fill rates, yet gentle on the grain – preserving the maximum amount so you can store and sell the largest quantity of grain possible.

With the fastest ROI in the industry, the AgriDry Bullseye Controller automates bin fans so the right air is pushed through the grain to maintain market moisture. It optimizes your fan run time and eliminates grain shrink.

Another great product, AgriDry’s All Temp View, monitors hotspots and temperature changes by giving you the unique ability to view all temperature sensors in your grain bin.

You can depend on Gateway FS Construction Services to provide you the very best in grain drying, monitoring and storage systems.  To take advantage of this fantastic AgriDry offer, give us a call at 866-551-3454 and let our specialists help you choose the best grain systems to meet your specific needs.  We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Area Farmers Can Benefit from New USDA Microloan Program

Do you need new portable grain storage and handling equipment but are not sure if you can afford it? If so, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a deal that you may want to consider! Available through the Farm Storage Facility Loan program, the USDA recently announced a new financing option for producers that are interested in purchasing portable storage and handling equipment. This new loan program’s main goal is to assist farmers, particularly new or small to mid-sized farmers, grow their respective businesses.

The heart of this new financing program is being termed a “microloan” option. Mainly for producers seeking a smaller loan and needing a smaller down payment, a microloan allows applicants to apply for a loan of less than $50,000 and pay a reduced down payment of 5 percent. In addition, there is no obligation to provide three years of farm production history or inability to secure commercial credit in order to apply.

Larger farming operations that may not be eligible to participate in the microloan program still have the traditional loan option available to them. Participants of the traditional loan program must pay a down payment of 15 percent but are able to request loans of up to $500,000. Loan terms vary, depending on the amount of the loan, as do interest rates. If you are interested in more information on either the microloan or traditional loan, please visit the USDA website or your local Farm Service Agency office.

Whether you opt for the microloan or traditional loan, as soon as your loan is secured, come visit the professional team at FS Construction Services. We at FS Construction Services are proud to provide our customers the very best in both permanent and portable grain handling and storage systems. Whether you need bin wells, conveyors or augers, we will work with you to be sure you have the proper tools you need to most efficiently handle and transfer your crop.

You can depend on Gateway FS Construction Services to provide you the grain storage and handling systems that you need most, when you need it.  Give us a call at 866-551-3454 and let our specialists help you choose a portable grain handling or storage system to meet your specific needs.  We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

Considering A New Wood or Steel Building? Consider FS!

Considering a new building for your farm, business or storage needs and can’t decide on wood or steel? Both are durable, ­­­­cost effective and can easily accommodate your needs. At FS Construction Services, our experts offer a wide variety of planning, design and construction options and will help answer all your questions. Both structure types are strong, sturdy and can be particularly beneficial in providing much needed space for manufacturing, storage, offices and more. Here is a building solution we developed for a customer:

Recently constructed by FS Construction Services, this versatile wood building is built on a four-foot foundation wall. With a two-story office area, this structure has enough space to fit an airplane! Completely with a 20’ x 16’ steel-backed and insulated door on one end and a 14’ x 16’ steel-backed and insulated door on the other, this building allows for oversized loads to be easily brought in and exit the facility. The exact specifications for this building were: 80’x152’x18’ total building and, a 24’x27’ office space. This unique structure was custom designed and built to our clients demanding needs and the highest possible quality standards.   Basically, it delivered exactly what the client needed.

There are three major benefits of constructing a wood frame building with us:

1.    Flexibility – Wood or Steel. We’ll help identify the right solution for you.
2.    Custom Design – Our experts can help design a solution to fit your exact needs.
3.    Construction Experts – Let the FS Construction team put our experience to work for you.

If a new building is in your future, call FS Construction Services, and you will receive these ultimate benefits with absolutely no red tape. When working with us, you have the freedom to design and layout your building to your liking including our vast roofing and siding material and color options. At FS Construction Services, it is our priority to provide you with the best building construction, no questions asked.

This is just one of a variety of buildings we can deliver for you. At Gateway FS Construction Services, we are here to build you what you want, when you want it, all while keeping as much money as possible in your pocket and guaranteeing you the latest construction technology. For more information regarding wood building construction, please do not hesitate to contact us at 866-551-3454. We look forward to providing you with the best customer service experience.