Cherokee Fabrication in Salem, AL is pleased to announce the construction of a new gin plant in Dooly County, Georgia. This new 50 bale-an-hour facility will feature Cherokee equipment from beginning to end, and is being assembled by Cherokee and Roy Owens Construction Company of Malden, MO. The gin plant includes a 3-1/2 bed module feeder equipped with a Round-Up II so it can handle traditional rectangular modules and the new round seed cotton modules with ease. The drying system includes a high capacity vertical cylinder dryer over a horizontal cylinder cleaner.
Each gin line includes the new, award winning Magnum 244 Saw Gin Stand, complimented with matching 12 foot wide Magnum Extractor Feeder, Pneumatic Jet lint cleaner, and the 142 Regal saw-type lint cleaner. There are two gin lines going in this year, and the floor plan leaves room to add a third at some point in the future. Moisture is added as needed prior to baling with the Cirrus Cotton Conditioner, which will then feed an Elite Up-Packing Press. “This is the first new gin built in Georgia in a long time”, says Jerry Scarborough, Co-founder of Cherokee Fabrication, “We have been very fortunate to have built several complete gin plants right here in the U.S.A. the last few years”.
Some recent examples include Bernie Farmer’s Gin in Malden, MO and Bogue Chitto Gin in Macon, MS. Kiech-Shauver-Miller Gin in Monette, AR is another great example, and is home to the original Magnum 244 Gin Stand. The new Dooly County Gin is located in South Georgia, West of I-75 near Lilly. Construction is well underway and the new plant will be ready to gin for the 2013 season.
Below are some of our first photos of the new Gin plant in Dooly, Georgia. You can also see our progress by viewing the galleries below: