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Take Advantage of Efficiency Maintenance on Cotton Equipment

August 19, 2020 11:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s been quite a year. From challenges presented by the pandemic to unfavorable growing conditions, 2020 continues to take a toll on the cotton industry as the summer rapidly comes to an end. While some see this downtime as a hurdle, experienced cotton farmers and equipment operators may take a different view. Take advantage of the quiet time and perform efficiency maintenance tasks on your equipment, such as your cotton gins in Lubbock, TX. Why now? A brutally dry, hot summer has taken a toll on the current cotton crop. The latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates... View Article

The Importance of Regular Cotton Gin Maintenance

March 4, 2020 10:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The mechanical cotton gin was one of the most important inventions of the 18th century. Although manual cotton gins had been around, Eli Whitney’s mechanical invention made it even easier and faster to separate cotton fiber from its seeds. Today’s modern cotton gins are more complex and can handle much larger loads, but they still have a lot in common with Whitney’s original invention. The complex machinery and heavy-duty production capacity mean that maintenance is a key part of owning a cotton gin. Cotton gin maintenance in Lubbock, TX is crucial to extending the lifespan of your cotton gin. It’s... View Article

Looking Ahead Towards 2019: Cotton Opportunities and Risks

April 9, 2019 11:33 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Just like those who farm other types of crops, cotton growers must always be thinking ahead, so as to not miss out on opportunities as well as avoid a variety of costly and time-consuming risks. As is true every year, the size of this year’s cotton crop will influence the supply of the next season’s balance sheet in the form of carry-in stocks, often amounting to millions of bales. Experts in the cotton industry will tell you that it is never too early to be thinking about cotton opportunities and risks. While you’re focused on advancement, also consider having your... View Article

Evaluating Inventory in the Face of Rising Prices

January 10, 2019 6:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

An important part of the manufacturing business is managing costs. This can be done in a variety of ways, but tracking inventory is an important aspect. Those who deal with cotton gin parts in Lubbock, TX often have to consider rising prices as they place value on their inventory. How this is done greatly affects costs, revenue and taxes. When prices are on the rise, consider the following methods of evaluating inventory. A quick consultation with your accountant can help you determine which method is best for your business. LIFO Last-in, first-out, abbreviated LIFO, is a common costing method. As... View Article

The Evolution of the Textile Industry

November 29, 2018 11:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

According to the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), as of 2017, the value of the U.S. textile, man-made fiber filament and apparel shipments totaled an estimated $77.9 billion. Out of this total, cotton and wool made up about $5.9 billion. In fact, in 2016, the U.S. was the world’s fourth largest country exporter of fiber, yarn, fabric and non-apparel sewn products. So how did the U.S. become so well-positioned in the textile market? Well, our country has had a long history in the textile industry. As your local source for cotton gin parts in Texas for the past 75... View Article

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