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Chad Equipment, LLC, Introduces WaterSmart to Reduce Water Usage in Protein Processing Operations

March 20, 2014

OLATHE, Kan. — Chad Equipment, LLC, a Birko company, today announced the introduction of its patent-pending WaterSmart for use in protein harvesting and processing operations. WaterSmart reduces water usage in carcass, head and tripe wash cabinets.

“Water has always been an important ingredient in harvest and processing, but with today’s epic drought conditions, it’s become more precious and expensive than ever,” said Mike Gangel, President of Chad Equipment. “We want to help our industry save water and control costs with the introduction of WaterSmart.”

Chad has been creating cutting edge harvesting and processing technology for over 30 years. Their patented recirculated hot water pasteurization system cut water usage by up to 90%.

“WaterSmart provides a sustainable and profitable advantage by dramatically reducing water usage,” Gangel said. “In controlled tests we conducted, WaterSmart reduced water consumption 30% to 40%.”