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Machinery Lubrication May - June 2018

Machinery Lubrication magazine published by Noria Corporation

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52 | May - June 2018 | www . Ingredion Plant Wins Battle Award To check the dates and locations of upcoming MLT exam sessions or to apply for an exam, visit the ICML website at TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION e Ingredion plant in Winston-Salem, North C a r ol i n a , h a s b e e n chosen as the recipient of the 2017 International Council for Machinery Lubrica- tion (ICML) John R. Battle Award for excellence in the application of machinery lubrication. Jeff Mohn, the plant's maintenance manager, accepted the award during the recent Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition in Indianapolis. "I've been really blessed to work with this team," Mohn said. "ey've worked incredibly hard and have gone through a lot of training. We have worked through our shutdowns and any other avail- able time to get to this point. ey have done an incredible job. I also appreciate the support we have had outside the company working with Noria as well." A global ingredients solutions company, Ingredion produces sweet- eners, starches, nutrition ingredients and bio materials generated from corn, tapioca, sago and potatoes. e Winston-Salem facility was built by Corn Products in 1981. Corn Prod- ucts later acquired National Starch and changed its name to Ingredion in 2010. Along with the new name, new philosophies and concepts began to be introduced. Consultants were also brought in to help assess what the plant was doing and where it was in its journey to reliability excellence. An assessment performed by Noria Corporation forced the facility to take a long, hard look at its lubrication practices. "At Winston, we really took that as an opportunity to figure out what we could do better," Mohn noted. "Everybody's heart was in the right place. It was just a matter of finding the right tools, the right systems and the right processes to get us moving there." Once the opportunities were identified, a lot of changes were made in a short period of time, and things began to get better. George Warwick, the plant's maintenance supervisor, also decided to learn more about world-class mainte- nance by attending a number of reliability conferences, including the Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition. He soon rea lized a new lubrication building would be needed. L u b r i c a t i o n P r o g ra m s Team members from the Ingredion Winston-Salem plant were on hand to receive the 2017 John R. Battle Award at the recent Reliable Plant Conference & Exhibition in Indianapolis.

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