Overloaded railroad car

Chip loading and the BCI Chip Flinger

It has been estimated that 30% of overall paper production cost is transportation. Utilizing any and all means to maximize rail payloads is a step towards taking a very noticeable chunk out of that cost component.

Technology does exist for increasing chip car payloads. Efficiency of these devices ranges from "uncertain" to "impressive," with the BCI Chip Flinger having the most load-gain potential.

BCI client list

Companies using BCI chip loading services include:

  • Cooper Marine & Timber
  • Cotton Creek Chips
  • Georgia Pacific
  • International Paper
  • Louisiana Pacific
  • Rayonier
  • Weyerhauser

About Ken Bailey

Ken Bailey's entire professional career has been spent around machinery. Even while attending LeTourneau University in the late Sixties, he worked nights in the nearby factory Research & Development Lab. In September 2001, Ken established Bailey Consulting, Inc.