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2016 Tradeshow Schedule Announced

Dan Palmer, President of Art’s Way Scientific indicates, “We carefully select tradeshows that allow us to present our products to our traditionally strong business segments, in specific geographic targeted areas, to industry associations that we support and to emerging opportunity areas.” “Many of the tradeshow and conference venues that we exhibit at have an element of training, information exchange and advance new technologies.  Attending these gives our staff the opportunity to collect and exchange ideas that help us develop our business.”

“In the past 2 years, we have found some synergy in the tradeshow marketing of our modular building and agricultural equipment businesses at the World Dairy and World Pork Expos.  These two events bring people from around the world who are interested in Dairy and Swine production.   The outside booths featuring our spreader products, grinders and modular buildings give customers the chance to get up close with our products.”

2016 Tradeshow Schedule

DATES RESEARCH CONFERENCE/TRADE SHOWS LOCATION
January 30 – February 3 14th CDC International Biosafety Symposium Atlanta, GA
February 17 – 19 AALAS Texas Branch Meeting Arlington, TX
March 17 – 20 World of Modular San Diego, CA
April 20 – 22 LAMA Meeting Cape Coral, FL
April 29 – May 1 AALAS District 6 Meeting  Ames, IA
May 24 – 26 2016 Turnkey Conference Washington DC
June 6 – 9 2016 APHL Conference Albquerque, NM
June 11 – 14 CALAS 55th Symposium Toronto, Canada
DATES AGRICULTURE TRADE SHOWS LOCATION
February 2 – 4 Iowa Power Farming Show Des Moines, IA
February 9 – 11 World Ag Expo Tulare, CA
February 25 – 27 New York Farm Show Syracuse, NY
June 8 – 10 World Pork Expo Des Moines, IA

 

About Art’s Way Scientific, Inc. – Buildings for Science

Art’s Way Scientific, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc.  It is recognized leading supplier of modular laboratories for biocontainment, animal husbandry science, public health, and food safety, hog care and calf care and security requirements.  Art’s Way Scientific custom designs, manufactures, delivers, and installs laboratories and research facilities to meet customers’ critical requirements.

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Art’s Way Scientific receives MBI 2015 Award of Distinction

Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. announces that Art’s Way Scientific was awarded a 2015 Award of Distinction by the Modular Building Institute (MBI), at the annual MBI World of Modular Conference in Las Vegas, NV.  The award winning modular transgenic swine facility was designed, manufactured and installed for Iowa State University’s Zumwalt Station Farm in Ames, IA.

2015 MBI Transgenice Swine Facility 2015 MBI Transgenice Swine Facility insideWith competition in over 30 categories, MBI’s contest is the commercial modular industry’s premier awards program for MBI members, which include building manufacturers, dealers, and product and service providers. “This project is an excellent example of the capability of our team,” said Dan Palmer, President of Art’s Way Scientific. “This project combines the features of our laboratory animal research experience and our longstanding history of agricultural swine production buildings into a complex for transgenic animals. This building is one of a kind.  We are pleased that it has been chosen for this prestigious award.” Contest entries are relocatable, permanent, and renovated modular buildings as well as industry marketing pieces.

The Art’s Way Scientific building was awarded an honorable mention in the Permanent Special Application category. Each entry is reviewed by an impartial panel of industry and non-industry construction and code experts, architects and engineers, and marketing professionals. Building entries are judged on architectural excellence, technical innovation. Art’s-Way Scientific Wins Modular Building Institute Award For Iowa State University Transgenic Swine Facility & sustainability, and cost effectiveness, including energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete. The biomedical facility excelled in all three criteria.

Architectural Excellence

Art’s Way Scientific was chosen to design, manufacture, and install a 2904 SF transgenic swine facility to support studies of Genetic Modification of Domestic Animals for Agricultural and Biomedical Applications. This standalone facility incorporates biosafety features to protect a closed herd of special swine used in research. Comprised of two 16′ 6″ x 88′ modules it includes a double shower through entry, changing rooms, laundry, restroom, storage, preheat, biohazard filter area, and 2178 SF of animal housing space. Cast iron slatted hog flooring supported over a sealed pit with scraper system allows sanitary waste management and removal. Structural insulated panels provide a sealed envelope, with sound attenuation properties, finished with steel siding to match existing campus structures. The interior surfaces are finished with an anti-bacterial, seamless, fiberglass reinforced epoxy coating system. Insulated doors and windows are used to monitor animal activity and the environment.

Technical Innovation & Sustainability

Following the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, 3rd edition, flexible stainless steel pens were used to provide a social animal environment for individual, paired, or group housed animals. Special emphasis was given to the ventilation system, which includes MERV 8 supply filters, cascading positive pressure air flows and differential pressure from room to room, all with the purpose of creating an environment to maximize animal health and welfare. Room heat is supplied by thermostatically control heaters, tied to a multi-stage agricultural control system. Digital temp and RH sensors monitor temperature, humidity and air flow. Water resistant electrical components including PVC conduit, NEMA 3 panels, and wet environment fixtures are used. Animal drinking water is supplied by ¾” PEX through pressure reducing and medication stations to animal water cups. Surface mounted power and water systems allow flexibility if the research requirements change.

Cost Effectiveness

By utilizing the modular solution for agricultural animal research programs, the client recognized a 50% time savings compared to traditional construction. Having research ready animals close at hand allows the University to avoid acquiring animals from other sources, and the associated transportation costs, plus allows the local veterinarian to monitor the health status of the animals throughout their entire life. As compared to a site built facility, the University gained this space for approximately half the cost of traditional ABSL2 site built facilities. Factory construction and testing of critical environmental systems reduce startup labor and provides the owner with a “research ready” facility. The building design eliminated the need for bedding purchase, handling and disposal. Foundation and infrastructure costs of $25,000 are 60-70% less than that of a site built structure.

For more information about Art’s Way Scientific and modular buildings used in science, research and hog care or calf care production contact us via

email: sales@buildingsforscience.com
phone:  866-808-5609
website: www.buildingsforscience.com

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Art’s Way Scientific Inc., Announces Two Medical Research Contracts

Armstrong, Iowa, July 1, 2014 — Art’s Way Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTW), announces that Art’s Way Scientific, Inc (www.buildingsforscience.com) was awarded a sole source contract for a “High Output Swine Behavioral Unit” for the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural Nutritional Sciences Division. The testing unit, valued at $620,000, will support Dr. Ryan Dilgers work to study the nutritional effects of infant formula in brain development.

Art’s Way Scientific recently signed contracts for an additional $290,000 in business, including a swine research unit for Recombinetics, a company that develops genetic lines of swine bred to duplicate human diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Dan Palmer, President of Art’s Way Scientific said, “We are pleased by this uptick in business. The University of Illinois is a valued and repeat customer. These orders demonstrate the strength of our team and our unique capabilities within the Modular Animal Housing industry. These buildings fit our clients need’s perfectly because they create the ideal environment for swine, the research, and the people who work in them. Our ability to design, construct and install “ready to use” animal units in a short period of time, is a strong selling feature for us.”

J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Chairman of the Board, said, “We are beginning to see an increased interest for our modular buildings, particularly in the hog and dairy industries. As a result of these contracts and other bids in the pipeline, we are anticipating Art’s Way Scientific’s revenue, income, and gross margins to improve in the balance of fiscal 2014.”

 

About Art’s Way Scientific, Inc. – Building for Science –

Art’s Way Scientific, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc. It is recognized leading supplier of modular laboratories for biocontainment, animal husbandry science, public health, and food safety, hog and calf care and security requirements. Art’s Way Scientific custom designs, manufactures, delivers, and installs laboratories and research facilities to meet customers’ critical requirements. For more information, visit our website at www.buildingsforscience.com.

About Art’s Way Manufacturing, Inc.

Art’s Way manufactures and distributes farm machinery niche products including animal feed processing equipment, sugar beet defoliators and harvesters, land maintenance equipment, crop shredding equipment, round hay balers, plows, hay and forage equipment, manure spreaders, reels for combines and swathers, and top and bottom drive augers, as well as pressurized tanks and vessels, modular animal buildings and laboratories and specialty tools and inserts. Aftermarket service parts are also an important part of the Company’s business. The Company has four reporting segments: agricultural products; pressurized tanks and vessels; modular buildings; and tools.

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AWS Receives 2014 Award of Distinction

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Art’s Way Scientific Earns Prestigious Modular Building Institute Award

For its innovative modular Biomedical Research building in Bay Area, California, Art’s-Way Scientific has earned a Modular Building Institute (MBI) 2014 Award of Distinction.

With competition in over 30 categories, MBI’s contest is the commercial modular industry’s premier awards program for MBI members, which include building manufacturers, dealers, and product and service providers.

“This project is an excellent example the capability of our team,” said Dan Palmer, President of Art’s Way Scientific. “We are pleased that it has been chosen for this prestigious award.”

Contest entries are relocatable, permanent, and renovated modular buildings as well as industry marketing pieces. The Art’s Way construction won first place in the Permanent Modular Building Design category for healthcare facilities over 5,000 square feet.

Each entry is reviewed by an impartial panel of industry and non-industry construction and code experts, architects and engineers, and marketing professionals. Building entries are judged on architectural excellence, technical innovation & sustainability, and cost effectiveness, including energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete. The biomedical facility excelled in all three criteria.

Architectural excellence

The 21,324 square-foot facility was part of a major campus project. This facility consists of over 90 percent vivarium space with 24,000 cages. It also contains office and mechanical, electrical and plumbing areas as well as shower and break room space.

The building had to meet a variety of codes and standards including the American’s with Disabilities Act, Cal-Green, Campus Standards and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Animal space was made with seamless, anti-bacterial fiberglass reinforced epoxy coating system, Sika epoxy flooring and fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) doors. Staff areas include carpet, acoustical ceilings, wood doors and painted gypsum walls. Aluminum rail protects the facility from equipment traffic. A storefront entry, casement windows and a stained vertical grain cedar slat rain screen allows this facility to blend into the existing campus as it achieves the accreditation of an animal biosafety (ABSL) level 2 facility and offers a pleasing, discreet appearance.

Technical innovation & sustainability

This facility meets the critical HVAC requirements while minimizing access to the holding and procedure rooms by directing air supply and exhaust through the central common corridors. Equipment can be maintained through the central corridor suspended ceilings without compromising the containment barriers of the animal areas. Redundant exterior air handlers with fan wall technology supplies the facility with all alarm systems connected to the owners central control system.

The buildings required site design and planning, energy use, water management, material recycling, waste reduction and interior environmental quality to achieve the required systems design. The design and function incorporates Cal-Green and Title 24 compliance. Low or no VOC materials were used throughout the facility with construction waste and recycling controlled in the plant. The building is designed to be re-purposed should future space be consolidated.

Cost effectiveness

After a number of cost and schedule analyses, it was determined that constructing a modular in lieu of conventional methods would not only cut cost by 10 percent but also reduce construction time by 5 months. The construction took only 378 days to complete.

The design team considered all elements of value engineering such as roof top HVAC entry with branching though common corridors. The design includes low-flow fixtures and recyclable caging, eliminating a cage wash which achieved an estimated water savings greater than 1 million gallons and $40,000 in energy costs annually. Factory pre-commissioning and testing contributed to reduced costs on site. LED exam lighting is used in the procedure rooms. Two mobilizations of delivery minimized disruption, allowing business as usual on campus. By going modular, the owner was able to continue its ongoing research while addressing their expanding need for animal space in a quick, cost efficient way.

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About MBI

The Modular Building Institute is the international nonprofit trade association that has served the modular construction industry for more than 30 years. Members are suppliers, manufacturers and contractors involved in all aspects of modular projects — from complex multistory solutions to temporary accommodations. As the voice of commercial modular construction, MBI expands the use of offsite construction through innovative construction practices, outreach, education to the construction community and customers, and recognition of high-quality modular designs and facilities. For more information on modular construction, visit www.modular.org.

About Art’s Way Scientific

Based in Monona, IA, Art’s Way Scientific provides turnkey, modular buildings for scientific study by universities and research entities  as well as buildings for calf care and all stages of hog production. Manufactured with a rapid cycle time, the modular buildings are easy to relocate, offer complete climate-controlled comfort and are easy to clean and sanitize. Art’s Way Scientific is a wholly owned subsidiary of Art’s Way Manufacturing, a long standing leading manufacturer and marketer of specialized agricultural equipment headquartered in Armstrong, IA.

 

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Calf Care Buildings featured at World Dairy Expo

2014 World Dairy Expo
“Designer Dairy”
September 30 – October 4 in Madison Wisconsin

We will be showcasing our Calf Care™ building at our outdoor lot TM 736-738.  Walk through a complete climate controlled environment suited especially for young calves.  This ideal environment has proven to significantly reduced mortality rates, rate of gain is improved and herd management is easier. For a one to one tour please contact Karl Arend 866-808-5609 or email info@calfcarebuildings.com

 

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