DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrows Up, LLC, an affiliate of both OmniTRAX, Inc., one of the largest privately held transportation service companies in North America and The Broe Group, was issued US Patent No. 9,650,216 titled “Bulk Material Shipping Container Unloader” on May 16, 2017. The patent covers the design, construction and usage of the Arrows Up Rack & Riser, which helps shippers of frac sand and other bulk commodities quickly and efficiently unload product into storage or transport receptacles.
“Our intellectual property around the loading, transport and unloading of bulk materials positions Arrows Up as the leading solution provider for the frac sand and related industries. We can now help shippers and receivers manage their commodities with more precision, while reinforcing safety throughout the supply chain,” said John Allegretti, founder and CEO of Arrows Up.
Allegretti is named as the sole inventor of the Bulk Material Shipping Container Unloader.
The Arrows Up Rack & Riser allows for 100% gravity feed of bulk materials from bins to storage or transport repositories without the need for conveyors, belts or vacuums. Combined with the Arrows Up Jumbo Bin, which holds up to 25 tons of frac sand or other material, the Rack & Riser replaces significant storage and transportation infrastructure in the oil & gas and industrial supply chains. The two systems also create transfer efficiencies, eliminate the need for dust suppression equipment and decrease product shrinkage.
Arrows Up was recently awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,617,065 for its “Bulk Material Shipping Container” and previously received U.S. Patent Nos. 8,887,914 and 8,616,370. Additional patent applications on other aspects of the Arrows Up solution are currently pending.
About OmniTRAX, Inc.
As one of North America’s largest private railroad and transportation management companies, OmniTRAX's core capabilities range from providing management services to railroad and port services and to intermodal and industrial switching operations. Through its affiliation with The Broe Group and its portfolio of managed companies, OmniTRAX also has the unique capability of offering specialized industrial development and real estate solutions, both on and off the rail network managed by OmniTRAX. More information is available at www.omnitrax.com.
About The Broe Group
The Broe Group, based in Denver, Colorado, is a diversified privately-owned enterprise with a multi-billion dollar asset base. The Broe Group and its affiliates employ more than 1,000 people directly and provide employment for countless others through its Great Western Industrial Park in Northern Colorado. The Broe Group and its affiliates own and/or manage commercial real estate and other businesses across North America. Its transportation affiliate, OmniTRAX, Inc., is a leading transportation services firm with railroad, port and terminal operations, and is the 2nd largest operator of short-line railroads in the U.S. Its energy affiliate, Great Western Oil & Gas Company, is a top 10 driller in Colorado and among the top 100 drillers in the U.S. The Broe Group has multiple other investment affiliates, including Three Leaf Ventures, which is focused on innovative healthcare technology start-ups. For more information, see www.broe.com.
About Arrows Up, LLC.
Arrows Up, LLC. began following a company’s request to create better products to serve the bulk storage and transportation industry. The management and operations teams of Arrows Up have over 65 years of combined experience in the packaging and logistics industry. Our mission is to create innovative, efficient and safer solutions for the bulk storage and transportation industries. This will be accomplished by research, customer involvement and continued experimentation with materials, design and assemble concepts. More information is available at http://www.arrowsupllc.com/.