September - Tour of Universal Industries


September 2015 Meeting

Tour: Universal Industries, Cedar Falls

Universal Industries will host our SME tour next week September 8, 2015.

Company Information:

Established in 1906 and located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Universal Industries manufactures bulk material handling equipment specializing in bucket elevators and conveyors.

Our unparalleled slow belt speeds offer not only gentle handling, but are also highly effective in transporting highly abrasive materials. For the ultimate in gentle handling, there are three choices of bucket elevators that are available. The “EASY DUMP”™ line has been the standard of the American seed industry for many years. Most models are available in carbon, stainless, and galvanized steel. When it comes to bucket elevators, Universal’s versatility can’t be matched. When you’re interested in moving materials of any kind, you’ll find a Universal bucket elevator model to match your requirements.

Our company is committed to providing quality systems and exceptional customer service. We maintain a reliable inventory of repair parts to keep your equipment up and running and offer twenty-four hour shipment on most parts.

Universal is the innovator of the Air Vac Cleanout System. Our design engineers created this clean out system to boost your product integrity and prevent cross contamination when changing lots or products. Besides preventing product loss, this innovation reduces your labor time and production down time.

Currently, Universal Industries equipment serves a wide range of markets and industries including: seed, nut, food, fertilizer, foundry, munitions, chemical, pet food, powdered metal, pharmaceutical, and recycling. We excel in handling whatever material and whatever capacity you need to move because Universal is driven to find solutions to move your product in the right direction.

Company website:

Date – Tuesday, Sept 8, 2015

Tour Location – Universal Industries, 5800 Nordic Dr, Cedar Falls, IA

Tour Parking – Park on the West side and enter through the doors marked “Shipping”. Our tour guides will meet us there.

Dinner Location – Doughy Joey’s, 126-226 Brandilynn Blvd, Cedar Falls, IA

Required PPE and dress requirements:

Safety glasses

No open shoes

No shorts


4:30-5:30 Tour at Universal Industries

5:45-7:00 Dinner at Doughy Joey’s

7:00-7:30 SME General Business

Click on the below link or paste it into a web browser for directions to the meeting and dinner locations:,+5800+Nordic+Dr,+Cedar+Falls,+IA+50613/Doughy+Joey's+Peetza+Joynt,+Brandilynn+Boulevard,+Cedar+Falls,+IA/@42.4855444,-92.4483473,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x87e55577e8de51ad:0x8caf0615f7f6c377!2m2!1d-92.4487966!2d42.4862952!1m5!1m1!1s0x87e5559e15678c69:0x79b07e264e987223!2m2!1d-92.4448742!2d42.484839!3e0?hl=en

Dinner Costs

Members – $20

Retirees – $10

Students – $10

Non-Members – $25

(Attending only the tour is free.)


Order off the menu

We encourage Spouses, Friends, and Significant Others to attend.

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