Hanson Silo LP Acquires Easy Rake™ Silage Facer Product Line from Riverview LLP.

LAKE LILLIAN, MN – (September 30, 2011) – Hanson Silo LP, a leading manufacturer of feed storage and handling systems for the dairy and beef markets, announced today that the Company has acquired the Easy Rake™ Facer ( from Riverview LLP of Morris, MN.

Riverview is an employee owned dairy producer, who invented the Easy Rake™ silage facer to solve a need at their own farm. Riverview owned various mechanical facers that demanded a great deal of maintenance and reduced silage particle length which hurts milk production. Riverview’s patented Easy Rake was designed with no moving parts, to preserve silage particle length and offers a quick hook up with no hoses to attach.

Hanson is integrating the Easy Rake™ dealer network which currently spans from California to New York.

“We are very pleased to add the Easy Rake™ solution to Hanson Silo’s product portfolio. The addition of the Easy Rake™ gives Hanson more access to North American livestock producers, and expands the reach as well as compliments Hanson’s existing bunker silos,” commented Mike Hanson, Director of Business Development for Hanson Silo. “There is also potential for commercial markets and global sales.”

About Hanson

Hanson Silo is a fourth generation family business operating in four business units primarily tied to agriculture today. Hanson’s precast concrete products largely serve the bulk storage market for feed, grain, sand and salt containment. Hanson’s farm equipment segment provides silo unloaders, mixers, feeders and a full line of farmstead equipment. Hanson’ silo and service unit offers tower silo repair and new silos. Hanson’s powder coat paint and manufacturing segment provides fabrication, welding and powder coat painting services for strategic alliance partners. For further information about Hanson Silo, visit

This article was published in the March 2010 issue of Dry Cargo International, the world’s leading monthly dry bulk publication headquartered in the UK. It is essential reading for all senior executives and decision-makers in the industry, and is the leading source of vital market information across 6 continents. DCI recognized Hanson Silo as a sizable player in the bulk storage industry from the success of its grain and industrial storage projects. The March 2010 issue focused on Global Grain Trades.