QUIMBY - Simonsen Manufacturing has exported equipment manufactured here to many areas of the world over the years, and they recently added a new area. Rich Ravnsborg, head salesman for Simonsen Manufacturing, said that Simonsen's was contacted by an exporter from New York who expressed interest in exporting one of Simonsen's pull-type dry fertilizer spreaders to a company in the Middle East. Following a series of discussions, the exporter ordered one of Simonsen's "Six Ton" spreaders for shipment to United Arab Emirates (UAE), which borders Saudi Arabia.
At the present time, Simonsen Manufacturing is in the process of building a fertilizer transport body, which they call a "tender," to be exported to Russia. This piece of equipment also has to be modified to fit inside a container for ocean shipment. It will be exported in the next month to an area in eastern Russia, close to the Korean border.
This unit is being handled by a different exporter than the one who handled the shipment to the United Arab Emirate, and the exporter has plans to sell more units in that area once they get the first one over there and working. All of the fertilizer is being currently being handled in bags, and the implementation of Simonsen's tender would represent a big advancement in dry fertilizer handling in Russia.