ARMSTRONG, Iowa, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Art's Way Manufacturing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARTW), announces its wholly owned subsidiary, Art's Way Scientific, Inc. - Buildings For Science - will be providing 6 modular swine facilities for breeding, gestation, farrowing, nursery and finisher operations. The complex will be used to train undergraduate and graduate students in all aspects of swine production. Research projects will include trials on nutrition, physiology and meat quality. The contract is valued at approximately $1.3 million.
The facility, developed for the University of Georgia in association with the Office of University Architects and Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences, will have some unique environmental features. Methane gas generated on-site will be used to fire the boilers that treat animal wastes and minimize odors. Exhaust fans are being connected to a biofilter in order to increase air quality. Rain water will be captured and reused to help keep the animal buildings clean. Waste water from the process will be spread on adjoining fields for irrigation.
Dan Palmer, General Manager of Art's Way Scientific said, "We are very pleased to have been awarded this contract. With swine, specific attention needs to be paid to the management of effective environmental conditions, cleanable surfaces ventilation, animal pens, manure management and the quantity and quality of food and water. Our unique and modular designs address all of these key issues."
J. Ward McConnell, Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board, said, "I am gratified Art's Way Scientific's design, manufacturing, pricing and customer service was evaluated and chosen to construct this innovative research center. With this order and other opportunities we are bidding on, we are confident Art's Way Scientific will continue to cont
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