Have you ever had someone who you wanted to keep all to yourself? A favorite mechanic or doctor who you didn’t want to share? Well that’s how I feel about the people at Crescent Systems. We hired them to help us design, build, and install a continuous blending system to make our whole grain cereal mixes. When I met Gulzar and “Bart” at the NW Food Processors Show in Portland, Oregon two years ago, it was one of those “love at first sight” moments, because I knew I had found the right people for our project.

Our company needed a better process for producing our cereal blends. The orders for our cereals were going to exceed our ability to make them, so we needed more production capacity. With the help of the team at Crescent Systems, we came up with a system design that we felt sure would work. We issued a purchase order and about six months later we had a system that not only worked as promised, but exceeded our expectations for accuracy and speed.

I can truthfully say that I have never had a more wonderful experience with a project as I had with the fine people at Crescent Systems.

Bo ThomasEngineer / Plant and Operations, Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, Inc., Milwaukie, Oregon 

 

“Crescent Systems Inc. Provided one of our Frito Lay Inc. Plants with a well designed and reliable feed-system solution for a highly challenging food snack product. Although I was very apprehensive that a highly dependable and accurate feed-system exist for a thin disk shaped product, Crescent Systems designed an ideal one based on their patented Magna Weigh technology. In addition, Crescent Systems R&D team was very committed to our business needs during development, installation, and follow-up support visits. I highly recommend their feed-system technology to complex product feed problems.”

Lamar Elony, Process Engineer, Frito Lay Research & Development

 

“I would like to commend Crescent Systems for the custom feed system they designed and built for Turtle Mountain. This is the first time we’ve worked with Crescent Systems, so we were a little apprehensive about partnering with them on such an important project. We spent a lot of time with them planning this project which included several trips by them to our facility for planning meetings. Throughout the process Crescent systems was knowledgeable, professional and responded quickly to our needs. The system has performed reliably for the past year and was recently upgraded to double its volume throughput. I would recommend Crescent Systems to anyone looking for a quality food grade feed system.”

Ted McElroy, Plant Manager, Turtle Mountain, LLC, Eugene, OR

 

“Crescent Systems designed and installed an automated blending and filling line for our food products that has performed flawlessly for many years. We recently asked them for help in upgrading this production line to newer technology control systems. Crescent Systems worked with our company to upgrade the control PLC, programming and associated systems in a very quick and efficient manner. This improvement project has made it easier to operate and control our filling process and improved filling efficiencies.”

“We are now working with Crescent to design further improvements in automation of this line to further improve line efficiencies and reduce our operating costs.”

“We value the relationship we have with Crescent Systems and appreciate all they have done to help us to improve our operation.”

Marty Hutchinson, Plant Manager, Oregon Cherry Growers, Riverside Plant Manager, The Dalles, OR 97058, Direct Line: 541-506-7760

 

“I would like to thank Crescent Systems for their custom bag filling machine they designed and built for Michou.”

Crescent Systems was the only company that took the time to understand our concerns, and to come up with a viable solution.  Your ideas, responsiveness & implementation have been far beyond my own expectations. It’s a pleasure to work with your firm.”

Ralph Castellino, michou 1904 Pike Place Seattle, Washington 98101 (206) 448-4758

 

“We would like to express how satisfied our company “Planetary Food Group” and Five Star Gourmet has been with Crescent Systems of Tualatin, Oregon.  We recently purchased a Crescent Systems Weigh and Feed Machine to increase our packaging production.  The equipment is extremely well built.  The company then trained and assisted us as we learned how to best utilize weigh and feed.”

James Roberts

 

“We ordered a multi-lane weighing system based on Crescent’s, Vibration Feed design. First they developed a test version that we used to perform real-time flow tests. The final design was completely installed in a five day period including processing equipment, electrical controls, circuitry and commissioning. The system has exceeded our expectations for capacity, accuracy and dependability.”

Timothy Temple, Icicle Seafoods, Inc. Bellingham, WA

 

“I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to you for providing the grass seed blending equipment and quality service that contributed to the successful operation of our new seed blending facility. With all the electronics involved, I had some apprehensions at the beginning of this project, but you were able to come through with us experiencing no lost time, and your equipment performed exactly as engineered.”

Terry Reznicsek, Quality Control Manager, Turf-Seed, Inc., Canby, OR.