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16801 N 518 E Road
Fithian IL 61844
Cell: 217 493 8806
Hello! I am John Wilham. I have worked in and on barge & rail car loading
facilities for nearly 40 years. I operated both a design and sales company
and also a construction and installation company in central Illinois.
I am looking for consultant work involving systems at inland River Terminals.
I plan to offer details at this website which may help interested parties to
purchase proper reliable equipment. Many purchasing agents and managers have
not had “hands on” experience with these systems and I
plan to offer information in a “tutorial” format.
You will need to have checked, any structural or safety items that are developed
in your reading of this material by a professional engineer or safety expert
as I do not have those credentials.
These pages are a “work in progress”, as I intend to continue
to contribute to the general knowledge involving the loading and unloading
of trucks, trains and barges. I also have experience in storage and machinery
handling of grain, fertilizers, minerals, and other bulk commodities.
I am looking for work, which will utilize my store of knowledge and experience.
Following are areas that I might be of help:
- Prepare bid documents so that all contractors are bidding
the same system.
- Prepare AutoCAD drawings of your facility to be utilized
in bid documents.
- Inspect your facility and help to determine the configuration
of new additions.
- “Trouble shoot” some problem areas where others
have not been able to correct.
- Sit in on the side of the facility staff at board meetings
so that they become expert when considering contractor’s
- Help you or your staff obtain the facts with which to wisely
choose among proposals.
- I can operate as “project manager” to insure
that the contractor carries out his duties in a way that will
insure that his work is as good as it can be.
- Simply answer questions and make comments via E-mail
I plan, eventually, to address all of the items in the "Home" menu and some others as well.
I have also worked with the State of Illinois as an engineering
technician where I helped build roads, highways, and bridges.
I also experienced duties at concrete and blacktop plants as
proportioning engineer. I understand soils.
I have a valid passport, and have worked in many areas of this country, as
well as at some international facilities.
My resume is available via E-mail at your request.
I have resumes of engineers in several different areas of expertise,
including the design of entire river ports.
I sometimes work with an engineer from Argentina who is expert
in designing ports for container handling and bulk materials
loading/unloading. Edward John Maitland Heriot from Buenos Aires
can speak fluent Spanish, English, and conversational French.
I can forward his resume if you have interest.