|Posted on October 28, 2013 at 9:15 AM||comments (6)|
Construction on the 108' bin is complete, with Thompsons announcing they are planning to fill the bin today.
|Posted on April 11, 2013 at 4:15 PM|
Wilcocks Brothers of Watford Ltd. and Westeel Storage Solutions hold open house
By Jackie Rombouts
Watford Guide Advocate
Nearly 350 people came out to the open house for Wilcocks Bros. and Westeel Storage Solutions on Friday, April 5th. The entire community was invited to come out and enjoy a lunch of hamburgers, hotdogs, veggies and donuts with pop or coffee and to view the new patented structured roof for 60’ to 108’ grain bins.
From left to right, Bruce Allen from Westeel Storage Solutions, Harold Wilcocks from Wilcocks Brothers of Watford Ltd., Jason Phillips with Thomson’s, Jim Weeda from Westeel Storage Solutions, Ian Inglis from John Ernewein Limited, Pat Fisher from John Ernewein Ltd. and Harley Wilcocks from Wilcocks Brothers of Watford Ltd., were all on hand to greet the community and to answer their questions during the open house on 564 Bond Street, Watford on Friday, April 5th. The group stands in front of a 108’ roof currently on display at Wilcocks Brothers of Watford Ltd. Photo by Jackie Rombouts
“We had a really good turnout today and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves,” said Harold Wilcocks from Wilcocks Brothers of Watford. “We are very excited to be working with Westeel Storage Solutions & John Ernewein Ltd. The 108’ roof which we have on display here is truly impressive.”
Company representatives from Westeel Storage Solutions, Farm King Grain Handling, Kongskilde Industries, Genco Generators, National Leasing, Cancoppas Bin Sensors and Monitoring and John Ernewein Limited were available from 10a.m. to 3p.m. to answer questions and give practical solutions to area farmers. Company representatives from several Ontario commercial grain storage facilities were also on hand to learn more about the unique grain bin design.
At the event, it was announced that the display roof has been sold to Thompsons Limited. It will be disassembled soon, to be erected at the Pontypool Branch later in the summer to its full size of 111 feet high, holding 687,330 bushels.
For more information on Wilcocks Bros. go to www.wilcocksbrothersofwatford.com
|Posted on April 5, 2013 at 4:05 PM|
April 5th, 2013
10:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
108' Roof on Display!
Please join us to introduce Westeel's new roof design for 60 to 108 foot diameter grain bins. The 108' structure in our yard demonstrates the stronger design and larger capacity.
Westeel representatives will be on hand to point out unique features.
In addition, meet company reps. from:
John Ernewein Limited,
Farm King grain handling,
and Cancoppas bin sensors and monitoring.
Everyone welcome to come and look!
|Posted on March 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM|
People and companies in the local business community
By Hank Daniszewski, The London Free Press
Sunday, March 3, 2013 6:29:11 EST PM
Westeel, a manufacturer of agricultural steel building has completed the trial of a massive grain bin in Watford
The bin has a roof that is 33 metres in diameter and can store 700,000 bushels of grain
Harley Wilcocks of Wilcocks Brothers of Watford Ltd., provided his land for this test site. Wilcox is a commercial bin builder with experienced crews and the specialized equipment capable of building this size of roof.
Westeel said the design of the purlins, part of the roof structure, allows for easier assembly and more strength.
Westeel has been granted a U.S. patent and expects the granting of a Canadian patent soon.