Superior Expands Relationship With Belt Tech To Include Capital Equipment Offering

Morris, Minn. — Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is proud to announce that Belt Tech Industrial has been named a full line dealer of its growing group of bulk processing and handling equipment. For two decades, the Indiana-based company has distributed Superior’s brand of conveyor components. Now, with this expanded partnership, Belt Tech will additionally sell and service Superior’s crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment throughout Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

“This expanded partnership with Superior allows us to grow our business in a way that will ultimately benefit our customer base,” says Belt Tech CEO, Jordan Russell. “Material producers can expect the same reliable, high-quality customer service that Belt Tech is known for, but we can now support their processing and handling equipment needs as well. It’s great to be able to provide that added value.”

Founded in 1991 by two brothers and since passed down to the next generation of family leadership, Belt Tech Industrial has built a strong name in the industry for honesty, respect, hard work and company pride. According to Superior, these shared values will benefit material producers in the region looking for solid, dependable partnership from their crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment supplier.

“We have always tried to partner with manufacturers who provide the best possible support, care about their customers and most importantly produce great products,” says Russell. “So when the decision was made to expand our business into processing and handling equipment, Superior became the obvious choice.”

In addition to their home in Washington, Indiana, Belt Tech operates from service locations in Illinois and Kentucky.

IPCD is New Distributor of Superior Industries Idlers and Pulleys

Morris, Minn. — Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, announces Industrial Products Conveyors & Drives (IPCD) as a new distributor of Superior idlers and pulleys. IPCD will stock Superior idlers and pulleys at its warehouse in Richfield, North Carolina.

“The past two decades of hard work at Superior has developed a strong product offering backed by a just as strong brand of customer service.,” says Bill Harvey, president and founder of IPCD.
“Superior is a clear choice for any industrial distributor.” Previous to acquiring IPCD, Harvey was the founder and president of CCI Conveyor Pulleys.

Before coming under new ownership, IPCD was known as Industrial Products Incorporated, a supplier of conveyor equipment and components since 1976.

Terry O’Hearn is New Components Territory Manager for Superior Industries


Morris, Minn.
 — Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has hired Terry O’Hearn as its new conveyor components territory manager for the southcentral United States. O’Hearn will work with distributors in the region to market and sell conveyor components in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas.

Active in the industry since 1981, O’Hearn has 36 years of experience working with conveyor belting and components. Before starting at Superior, O’Hearn worked for Texas Bearing, helping the company open a new branch in Dallas.

O’Hearn was drafted by the Detroit Tigers out of high school and ended up playing two years of baseball at Western Michigan University where he graduated with a bachelor’s of business administration in marketing. O’Hearn’s sports background helped propel him into sales. “Being in outside sales fits that competitive mindset,” he says.

“I feel totally at home at Superior,” comments O’Hearn, adding, “I’ve been very impressed with the sales team and I’ve been completely convinced of the great company culture at Superior.

Superior Industries Adds Dan Bradford to Washing Team as Process Engineer

Morris, Minn. — Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, welcomes Dan Bradford to its growing team of bulk handling and processing application specialists. Bradford will serve as a washing process engineer alongside John Bennington, Superior’s director of washing and classifying equipment.

Bradford comes to Superior after two decades of work at Classification and Flotation Systems (CFS, Inc.), which is based in Fenton, MI. CFS specializes in designing and manufacturing fines processing systems like frac sand plants, cyclones, and density separators. At Superior, Dan will use his experience to provide solutions for customers’ wet processing needs, such as sizing, plant design, and commissioning.

Bradford’s responsibilities will include supporting the sales team, developing a wash plant’s process flow, as well as assisting on layout and quotations. He will also participate in research and development and handle on-site testing.

Bradford studied design engineering at Mott Community College and Michigan State University. He will work from a Superior branch office in Owosso, Michigan, but his main office will be the quarries, pits, and mines of Superior’s customer base.

Superior’s New Safety Handrail Universally Mounts to All Idler Frames

Morris, Minn. — Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has released a new patented conveyor component accessory, the Safety Handrail.

Universally mounting to all idler frames, Superior’s Safety Handrail helps prevent entanglement in belting. Depending on local MSHA standards, operators can use the Safety Handrail in place of an e-stop cable.

The handrail has a diameter of 1-¼ inches and is available in 8 or 10 foot lengths. Operators receive assembly hardware included with the part when they order. Extra pipe endcaps and extra brackets are available to order.

Superior’s New Speed Sensor Can be Mounted on Multiple Idler Styles

Morris, Minn. — Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has added a new Speed Sensor to its conveyor component accessories offering.

The Speed Sensor monitors the speed of a conveyor belt by producing electronic pulses interpreted by a PLC or Superior Speed Sensor module. The unit’s sensors help operators control conveyor shutdowns, monitor belt slippage, and trigger warning systems.

Fitted for CEMA C and D idlers, Superior Speed Sensors are available for belt widths ranging from 24 – 72 inches and are protected by a two year components warranty. They can be mounted on a clean side roll, return roll, or troughing wing roll.

Superior Expands Lineup of Conveyor Components Accessories With New Impact Cradle

Morris, Minn. — Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has expanded their conveyor components accessories line with the release of their new Impact Cradle. The curved design of the Impact Cradle eliminates the space between the belt and bed, adding extra protection.

Designed to fit into an existing idler mounting footprint, the Impact Cradle is built to receive the blunt force of material flow at transition points in conveying systems, lessening the wear on the conveyor belt. Without support, conveyor belts are vulnerable to rips, tears, and other impact related damage. The Impact Cradle’s thick urethane segments absorb shock and dissipate contact energy, reducing conveyor belt wear and tear.

Fitted for CEMA C, D, and E idlers, the Impact Cradle is available in 20 and 35 degree trough angles for 5, 6, or 7 inch diameter roll heights.

Superior Releases New Tandem Screen Portable Plant

Morris, Minn. — Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has launched a new portable plant configuration—the Tandem Guardian® Screen Plant. The unit, which includes both a primary and secondary screen, gives operators more options for processing material and expands an application’s potential tons per hour produced.

Superior engineers designed the Guardian Horizontal Screen with a number of unique features to improve usability and maintenance.

  • Patent pending bottle jack lifting points simplify and speed spring replacement and improve safety.
  • A segmented belt guard and sectioned tailgate greatly lighten the loads of these two features, requiring only one person to remove and return the guards and gates during maintenance.
  • Exclusive to Superior, and new to the industry, are bolt-locking, hinged access doors. The convenient feature allows access for screen media maintenance and hinges prevent operators from misplacing the spillage-preventing doors.
  • A 100% fully-enclosed belt guard ensures maximum safety while an integrated, onboard tensioner accelerates maintenance to the motor belt.

The unit’s screens are designed with extended top deck discharge lips for accurate material transfer onto cross conveyors. The plant includes two 7 x 20 triple deck screens, each with 50 HP, 1200 RPM motors. Custom sizes are available.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 Chair Named: Mary Erholtz of Superior Industries

Next Global Construction Industries Show Set for March 10-14, 2020 in Las Vegas, USA

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces Mary Erholtz, Vice President Marketing for Superior Industries, will chair the next CONEXPO-CON/AGG, set for March 10-14, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.

Erholtz will lead a cross-section of industry leaders who come together in the show’s management committee to oversee planning of the construction industry’s global gathering place every three years in North America.

“Mary is a proven company leader and industry supporter and we are delighted she has accepted this leadership role; We know she and her committee will ably guide the show’s strategic direction to deliver enhanced customer connections and insights on the latest technologies and best practices,” said Sara Truesdale Mooney, show director and vice president exhibitions & business development, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

“Along with its own growth, CONEXPO-CON/AGG has played such an integral role in the growth of Superior,” said Erholtz. “With the outstanding leadership from AEM and its board of directors, the show’s management committee and its various subcommittees, we are excited about the opportunity to create a world-class experience for the show’s attendees and optimize ROO/ROI for our members and exhibitors.”

Erholtz has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing, and her family has been in manufacturing and the construction industry since 1917. She joined Superior in 1995, coinciding with the launch of the company’s marketing department, which she grew from one employee to a team or more than a dozen. Today she oversees the department’s strategic direction and aligns international projects with the company’s vision and objectives. She also plays a key role in the company’s product and service development group for crushing, screening, washing, conveying and components.

Erholtz has served on the CONEXPO-CON/AGG management committee, and she has been active in AEM, serving on the Association’s Board-level membership committee and has accepted a nomination to AEM’s CE Sector Board. She has also served on the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Manufacturers & Services Board of Directors and Young Leaders.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the largest international gathering in the Western Hemisphere for the construction industries, held every three years to spotlight the latest equipment, technology and product innovations and industry best practices.

Visit www.conexpoconagg.com for the latest information on attending and exhibiting.

Superior Announces Grant Aggregate as New Components Distributor in Canada

Morris, Minn. — Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has announced Grant Aggregate as a new distributor of Superior components products. Officially a distributor since January 1, 2017, Grant Aggregate will market, stock, and sell Superior idlers, pulleys, belt cleaners, and other conveyor accessories.

Grant Aggregate, in business since 1990, is headquartered in Sudbury, Ontario with additional warehouses in Ajax, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba. The new partnership between Superior and Grant Aggregate will help supply aggregates and mining operations in Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.