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. 9,617,065 titled “Bulk Material Shipping Container” on April 11, 2017. The revolutionary patent covers the design, construction and usage of the Arrows Up Jumbo Bin, which helps shippers of frac sand and other bulk commodities store and transport their products more efficiently and effectively.
“This patent identifies Arrows Up as a true innovator in the logistics field, but more than that it shows our determination to provide a solution that truly helps our customers manage and move their inventories better and safer than ever before,” said John Allegretti, founder and CEO of Arrows Up.
Allegretti is named as one of the inventors, along with Anthony Raso and Lyndon Just.
The Arrows Up Jumbo Bin holds up to 25 tons of frac sand or other material, and replaces significant storage and transportation infrastructure in the oil & gas and industrial supply chains. It also creates trucking and rail efficiencies, eliminates the need for dust suppression equipment, decreases product shrinkage by reducing the number of product transfers and can be moved by standard transportation equipment enabling customers to control costs. Arrows Up bins can be used in a wide-range of industries and are easily configured to address the needs of customers shipping a large range of granular commodities.
U.S. Patent No. 9,617,065 adds more intellectual property to Arrows Up’s portfolio, which also includes U.S. Patent Nos. 8,887,914 and 8,616,370. Additional patent applications on other inventive aspects of Arrows Up unique design 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/.