Orthman Conveying Systems (OCS) started in 2003 in Lexington, NE as a bolt on company to Orthman Manufacturing Inc

Discover Our Journey and Values

Orthman Conveying Systems (OCS) originated in 2003 in Lexington, NE as an Division of Orthman Manufacturing Inc. (OMI). In July of 2022, we relocated all production operations from Nebraska to Cleburne, Texas, and in doing so, we restructured the company to function as an independent entity, completely detached from OMI. We acquired a 20,000 square foot facility in Cleburne, TX, and expanded it by an additional 40,000 square feet, resulting in a total space of 60,000 square feet. The layout was meticulously designed to optimize our major product lines, including Screw Conveyors, Belt Conveyors, Bucket Elevators, and Drag Conveyors, for which we handle engineering, design, and manufacturing.

Combined with the advanced technology we are implementing, this transformation has positioned us in a highly modern, streamlined, and efficient facility, empowering us to compete effectively with any major competitor in the industry.

Orthman Conveying Systems (OCS) started in 2003 in Lexington, NE as a bolt on company to Orthman Manufacturing Inc
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Our Goal

is to provide a high quality product on time while providing a great buying experience; we want to make it easy for our customers.

Why did you move?

One significant motivation for our move was the abundant talent pool in this location. Over the years, this area has cultivated a wealth of expertise across all operational domains, such as manufacturing, sales, engineering, and beyond. Additionally, the accessibility to a robust supply chain in this area, provides access to a wide range of materials and suppliers, and ensures we can compete effectively. Moreover, the DFW area offers convenience for travelers seeking same-day access to visit our site, with direct flights connecting to destinations across the country.

What is different now?

New Executive Management We have a new President with 25 years experience in the Bulk Material Handling industry.

Increased Sales Capacity The company has appointed a new National Sales Manager, added a 3rd Regional Sales Manager, and included four estimators to strengthen its sales team.

Increased Engineering capacity The engineering department has expanded with the addition of a Planner, two Designers, and two Engineers. They are equipped with the latest software for 3-D Solid Modeling.

Lead Times Improvements – We have improved our lead times by 30% already in 6 short months, we hope to exceed our customers' expectations on lead times and on time deliveries. We are members of trade associations such as PTDA, PTRA, CEMA, NARA, GEAPS just to name a few.

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Enhanced Manufacturing Capacity And Capabilities:Orthman has made substantial investments in its manufacturing facilities. This includes the addition of a 6K Laser, an increase to 14 weld stations, a state-of-the-art dedicated paint system, doubled assembly space, and the acquisition of 2 saws, multiple press brakes, flight presses, and various jigs and fixtures.

Dedicated facility:Orthman now has a facility dedicated exclusively to manufacturing Bulk Material Handling products.

Supply Chain Improvements: – Moving to the DFW Metroplex has given us a broader selection of suppliers in a very competitive arena who are familiar with our industry.

New Website: A dedicated website focused solely on Bulk Material Handling is under construction, which will likely enhance online presence and customer engagement.

New Tools: The company has implemented a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) program with mobile capabilities and is working on a Configurator project aimed at streamlining product configuration.

Jimmy Rios

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With our extensive rep network across the country we are able to supply customer service that is second to none