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Jacobs Mfg., LLC

802 N. First St.

Monticello, IN 47960



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Ag Machinery & Safety, Inc., AMOS, was started in 1976 when the founder, Dr. L. Steven Beckham was on the faculty at Purdue University.  Our first product was a patent, 4,146,137, that made the old double open spiral separators adjustable.  In the fall of 1976 we began to develop our own spiral separators for the soybean seed processing market.  The result was the enclosed AMOS spiral separator.  Its main features were higher capacity, replacable wear parts, adjustability and quietness.  A patent, 4,207,987, was issued for the machine. 

One of the directors of AMOS, Professor Bruce McKenzie of Purdue University, filed for a patent on the center mounted bin ladder, 4,138,021.  AMOS negotiated an exclusive with Purdue Research Foundation to manufacture and sell the technology.  The center mounted bin ladder became a resounding success.

Growth provided the opportunity to represent other manufacturers of quality seed conditioning and handling machinery.  Bag closers, seed cleaners and graders were added to our own spiral separators, bin ladders, aspirators and E-Z Rider bucket elevators.  Developing a complete line of high quality equipment for the seed industry was our goal.

We developed and manufactured the Fischbein 7000 system on a custom basis for the Dave Fischbein Company.  We also developed and manufactured the 100, 300 and 400 bag closing systems for Union Special.  In each case the heads were furnished by either Fischbein or Union Special and we built the systems and drop shipped them to the customers.

AMOS next expanded into seed plant engineering and construction.  We began by remodeling existing seed plants.  As we grew in experience, we developed the "horizontal" seed plant concept for new plant construction.  This was used for both seed corn and soybean/small grain seed cleaning plants.  Another AMOS innovation was the all steel seed corn dryer developed in conjunction with Ken McAllister for new plants and expansion of existing installations.

During the 1990's AMOS moved into international business.  In 1993 we constructed a food corn plant in Haiti and a powder sugar production plant in Guatemala.  In 1994 we joint ventured a turn-key seed corn plant in Issyk, Kazakhstan.  In the next five years we joint ventured turn-key plants in  Russia at Leninskoya, Baksan, Beslan and Novoanninsky. 

In 2000 AMOS merged with a manufacturer of livestock equipment that resulted in AMOS AgriProducts, Inc.  AMOS AgriProducts, Inc. was forced into bankruptcy in 2007 by a larcenous bookkeeper who served 5 years in prison.

Today, the products manufactured by Ag Machinery & Safety, Inc. and AMOS AgriProducts, Inc. are furnished by AMOS-AgMachinery, LLC in partnership with Jacobs Mfg., LLC.  We offer numerous improvements for the original equipment plus parts and service for the original designs.