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Wishing You a Happy Fourth of July

We know that no one needs a reminder of how strange the past year-and-a-half has been for many people. Whether it was confusion, sorrow, sacrifice, or some combination of all of those, each of us had our lives altered in some way we probably never planned for. And yet, we still found our way forward.

FS Construction Services Celebrates the Fourth of July

This year we are looking at a Fourth of July celebration that hopefully feels different than the last. Maybe it’s more people gathered in your backyard or a trip to go see family and friends or maybe it’s just another year of learning and growing. Whatever the case, we here at FS Construction Services hope you have some time to relax and enjoy the holiday.

As always, we think about the many friends, family, and clients we have been able to work for and with over the past year. We are thankful that even in an odd year, we still had projects to work on, buildings to build, and clients to help. We are thankful that we still had the opportunity to meet new people and build new relationships.

Hopefully, you will have some time to unwind this Fourth of July, but of course, like most of you, we will be right back at it the next day. We may be in the middle of summer, but without fail, harvest and everything that comes with it, will be here before we know it.

So if you are in need of a new building, grain storage equipment, seed systems, a garage door, a new roof, or some other kind of service, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Seed Treatment Solutions

As we said last month, we know that being a farmer is no small job. And despite the best planning in the world, there are always things that you can simply never account for and never control. Which is why at FS Construction Services we like to make such a big deal about the things that can be controlled. You may not be able to count on reliable weather, but you can count on reliable seed treatment.

We can help you find a seed treatment solution

Similar to every other service we offer, we have made a point to partner with the best in business. From your first contact with us to the first batch of seeds you treat, we want your experience to be as smooth and consistent as possible. Our longtime partners at USC Seed Treating Solutions and Meridian Manufacturing are leading international manufacturers of custom seed treatment equipment. Not only does their product quality always stay high, they have both pushed to be on the technological forefront of seed treating equipment.

When you work with us on getting new seed treating equipment, or even updating old equipment, you can expect precise and repeatable results time and time again. We also understand that learning new technology isn’t always the easiest thing, which is why our Seed Treatment team is always prepared to provide onsite training and help with learning new interfaces and software.

From portable seed treatment systems to commercial production treatment, we can work with any size operation. If you are in need of a brand-new system or if you would like to provide some needed upgrades to your current system, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Project Profile: New Seed Treater – All In a Day’s Work

The phrase “Rome wasn’t built in a day” is meant to remind us that good things take time. And while patience is an obvious and important virtue, sometimes it’s just not needed. Such was the case when a client in northeast Arkansas needed some new seed treatment equipment to help them better serve their clients. With the objective of helping our client meet a very tough timeline, our team hit the road, and while they didn’t build a city, they did install a very nice seed treater that will drastically improve our client’s output.

Installation of New Seed Treater Under Strict Deadline

Our team installed a brand-new USC LPV treater, with the most recent 4.0 automation, in conjunction with the Proprietary Prescriptive Treat Program. After learning our client’s needs, we designed the layout and provided the installation. Along with on-site installation, our team always provides any necessary training on new software to ensure our client can have immediate success consistently and accurately treating seeds. As automation technology increases and changes, so can the learning curve, which is why we always take the time to make sure our clients are familiar and comfortable with these new systems.

After a day’s worth of work, our team headed back to Illinois and our client was now ready to serve the northeastern delta region of Arkansas with the ability to expertly and dependably treat soybeans, rice, and cotton seeds.

When it comes to seed treatment, there are many systems, options, and choices to make. If you are looking to replace old equipment or upgrade existing equipment, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Project Profile: A New Seed Treater for an Old Standard

At FS Construction Services, one of our favorite types of projects are those where we get to help a client whose main goal is helping other clients. This was the case last year when we had an opportunity to work with Obion Farmers Co-op in Union City, Tennessee. This Co-op has been around since the 1930s, helping local farmers and growers throughout the area. When they were in need of a new seed treatment system, we were happy to answer the call.

A New Custom Built Seed Treater for a Tennessee Co-op

Our team custom designed and built an LPV seed treatment system with two direct inject pump stands on site for our client. Our ongoing partnership with USC Seed Treating Solutions and their products allows us to know exactly which system is right for the job and how it can be customized to fit a client’s specific needs. However, we also know that much of the time, just providing the equipment isn’t the only thing that’s needed. Our team worked with the team at Obion Farmers to make sure they were comfortable and proficient with their new system. From installation to training to ongoing support, we have been happy to be part of our client’s story.

While our part of the job may now be done, we are thankful to know that this co-op is now even better suited to keep working with their clients and helping their neighbors succeed, and we feel privileged to have played a hand in that.

If you are in need of a new seed treatment solution, or you have old equipment that needs upgraded, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Pre-Season Discounts to Start the Year Off Right

While last year was as much proof as ever that you just never know what a new year might bring, there were still some things that were just as predictable as ever. Crops were still planted, rain still fell, plants grew and were still harvested. Buildings were still built, businesses were still opened, and people still needed to update, expand, or upgrade their grain and seed systems. At FS Construction Services, despite all the changes, we kept working and moving forward and helping our clients do the same.

Start Your New Year Projects with Pre-Season Discounts

Hopefully, you will have been able to take some time to slow down and rest a bit before jumping into this next year. These cold months are often a great time for reflection, planning, and preparing, and we just want to let you know that we’ll be here for you when you’re ready.

This time of year, many of our partners offer preseason discounts and offers for those who are looking to get a jump on the coming year. For those who know they’ll be in need of some upgraded or updated equipment in the coming months, now is the best possible time to take advantage of those offers.

If you’re still trying to figure out what changes you might need to make this year or you want to get a sense of the different preseason discounts that are available, don’t hesitate to reach out and talk to someone on our team.

For your building, grain system, seed system, roofing, garage door, and painting needs, our goal is to provide our customers and clients the best possible products at the best prices with the best service. If you have any questions at all, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Finding Gratitude in a Turbulent Year

Despite perhaps one of the most difficult, hectic, and strange years many of us can remember, we have managed to make it here to the end of 2020. And while it would be easy to reflect on just how unusual and confusing this year has been, we wanted to take a moment to slow down and count the things that we have appreciated.

Finding Gratitude for Incredible People

We are beyond grateful for our many wonderful clients and customers who have continued to reach out to us for help and service, despite the uncertainty that each new day has brought. Simply put, there would be no FS Construction Services without the incredible people that we have had the opportunity to work with year after year.

We are thankful for the family and friends that we have had around us when it has mattered most. We have always loved getting to serve our community and that will never change, even in tough times.

And we appreciate, more than we can say, the enduring spirit of the hardworking people that we see every day. Despite the unpredictable series of complications and troubles we have known this year, seeds were still planted, crops were still harvested, buildings were still built, and one way or another, people found a way to keep going.

We hope that wherever this moment may find you, that you will also be able to take some time to reflect on the simple pleasures and the small blessings that have carried us all through.

Who knows what the next day will bring, let alone the next year, and we don’t take it for granted that tomorrow is guaranteed. But we have also seen hope and joy in the endurance and stamina of those around us. And that is absolutely something to celebrate. So, wherever you are this holiday season, we wish you happiness and peace and the strength to keep moving forward.

As always, we are here for any of your building, grain system, seed system, roofing, garage door, and painting needs. If you have any questions at all, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Finding Courage in a Year Like No Other

There is no denying that this has been a year like no other. As the months have passed on, it has been hard for many not to feel worn down, tired, and even hopeless. And yet, no matter how bleak things may feel, or how dark the outlook may seem, we are not without hope. All around us are stories of men and women who refused to give up, who kept on fighting, and had courage even when no one else did.

Remember Those Who Served This Veteran’s Day

Some of these stories we may know and some of them we never will. This November 11, as we reflect on the sacrifice and bravery of the men and women who have served our country, we hope that you will also take courage in their courage. Even in the midst of uncertainty and doubt, time and time again, people have shown their ability to rise above and keep on going. Whether it was overseas or right here at home, our veterans have proven that it is possible to be resilient and to persevere, no matter the adversity. So if you are spending Veteran’s Day with family and friends, or if you are spending it alone, we hope that you can find some comfort and solace, even in a difficult time.

And to those of you who have served, we would like to say thank you, not just for your service, but for the example you have provided for the rest of us.

As always, FS Construction Services is here for your building, garage door, grain system, seed system, roofing, and other handiwork needs. Our group of experts and specialists are always happy to answer your questions, give you advice, or help you in any way. Please feel free to reach out to Gateway FS Construction Services. You can give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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5 Tips for Staying Safe Around Power Lines this Harvest

While this year has certainly been a year unlike any other, the realities of the ebb and flow of time haven’t changed a bit. After spring came summer, after summer came fall, and harvest, as it always does, has arrived. While many of us have had to take a number of extra precautions in our everyday lives this year, the high level of caution needed during harvest has remained the same. And while there are many safety tips and practices to bear in mind, we here at FS Construction Services wanted to take a little time to talk specifically about staying safe around power lines.

Stay Safe this Fall Around Power Lines

There’s no way around it, as a farmer, at some point in time you’ll be working around electrical equipment. Often, you’ll be working around electrical equipment in large, tall machines. We have compiled some information from Safe Electricity to have on hand as a reminder this year.

  1. Know when you’ll be working areas near power lines. Have a plan to keep everyone safe.
  2. Use a spotter to help keep you at least 10 ft. away from power lines in all directions.
  3. Be careful when raising augers. Use a spotter if necessary. When not in use, lower equipment extensions as low as they can go.
  4. This may be obvious, but never attempt to move a power line, even if it’s in your way.
  5. If any equipment you are on comes in contact with a power line, don’t leave the equipment. Call professionals to come and safely de-energize the line. If the equipment is on fire, jump as far away from the line as you can, with both feet together, to keep a current from flowing through your body.

There is, of course, much more that could be said, but hopefully none of this information is new to you and is simply a reminder. We wish you a safe and successful harvest this year. If you have any questions about grain systems, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Project Profile: A Complicated Seed System Update in Perfect Time

Over the years here at FS Construction Services, we’ve had the chance to work on almost every type of construction job there is, from new construction, to restoration, to retrofitting old structures and equipment. And while it’s often easier to just start with a blank slate, we’ve also found that we do love a good challenge. This latest challenge took us north to Salem, Illinois.

With seed systems, one of the main challenges comes when combining existing equipment with brand-new, state-of-the-art systems. Luckily, our team has proven experience at providing customer support and service when these situations arise. Our team put their heads together and got this tricky job done in perfect time.

Our client needed to upgrade an existing box-to-box loss-in-weight seed system. To add a bulk system to this older equipment, the team came up with a unique design. In order to make best use of what was already there, we moved the existing loss-in-weight seed metering system to the bulk side of the system, then added a Tri-Flo Continuous Scale.

After installation, our team stayed on site to provide extensive training and support on the new system so our client could take over with as few hiccups as possible. With all of our seed system jobs, our goal isn’t just to get some new equipment in place, but to make sure that our clients have a system that meets their needs now and into the future. Plus, we ensure they are trained, comfortable and ready to get the most out of their new equipment.

If you are in need of a new or upgraded seed system, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.

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Seed Treatment in the Mississippi Delta

Over the past 40-plus years FS Construction Services has had the chance to work with many clients who live in and around our community. Every now and again though, we get the opportunity to go far outside our usual area and work with a completely different community. This past February, our team of FSCS technicians hit the road and traveled to Tunica, Mississippi to work with a customer who helps provide the Mississippi delta region with seed treatments of soybeans, cotton, rice, and cover crops.

The main feature of the installation was a USC LPV seed treater. Our team designed the layout which featured the most up-to-date 4.0 treatment automation, allowing our customer to have consistent results month in and month out. Additionally, we provided extensive on-site user training and support. The increase in seed treatment technology has been a wonderful boon for the agricultural industry, but it’s also come with a learning curve. We want to make sure that each of our clients is set up to succeed, no matter the size of their operation. For this reason, we always make sure there is an FSCS Representative available to troubleshoot, answer questions, and provide whatever support is needed when transitioning to a new system.

No matter where you are, we can provide seed treatment systems, upgrades, and retrofits. Our expert team has years of experiencing working with the smallest setups to the largest operations and are happy to help, no matter where your location.  If you are looking for new equipment or have questions about your current equipment, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.