Priva And Viessmann Join Forces To Accelerate The Development Of Smart Building And Green Tech Solutions

Priva and Viessmann, a leading international provider of climate solutions for residential and commercial environments, join forces in a strategic family partnership.

Both companies see great potential and opportunities for global synergies in serving customers together through an unprecedented combined tech-driven solution offering – from commercial building owners and operators to smart district and city solutions, adapting the climate and energy predictively to users’ needs.

To underline the long-term nature of this partnership, Viessmann has acquired a minority interest in Priva. This allows Priva to accelerate its innovative technology agenda and international growth, yet remain an independent family business. Viessmann can rapidly develop its climate solutions for commercial buildings and explore horticultural environment business opportunities.

In addition to their similar family business culture, Viessmann and Priva share a vision of how their solutions can make a profound and pragmatic impact on the current climate crisis and change the world for the better.

Both companies believe that partnerships, networks and smart ecosystems are crucial in providing the range and breadth of solutions needed to address the important issues of global warming, energy transition and food security in the world.

Meiny Prins, CEO of Priva: “We are a purpose-driven company. We are proud to offer innovative and sustainable solutions, which benefit our customers and society. We feel strengthened by Viessmann’s recognition of our vision and technology. Joining forces with Viessmann is an important next step towards fulfilling our ambition. It makes us both stronger while it maintains our independence and company values. This is an unprecedented opportunity for creating a climate for growth together.”

Maximilian Viessmann, Co-CEO of Viessmann: “Our purpose is to create living spaces for generations to come: sustainable, CO2-free and clean environments for living, working and recreation. Our partnership with Priva will enable both companies to substantially expand the breadth and variety of solutions we can offer and the customers that we serve. It is a big privilege to drive digital and climate-centric solutions forward as two like-minded, strong and tech-driven family businesses.”

About Viessmann

Viessmann is the leading provider of climate solutions for all living spaces. The ‘Integrated Viessmann Solutions Offering’ enables users to connect products and systems seamlessly via digital platforms and services for climate (heating, cooling, air quality) and refrigeration solutions. All solutions are based on renewable energy and maximum efficiency. All activities of the family company, founded in 1917, are based on its purpose. “We create living spaces for generations to come” – that is the responsibility of the global Viessmann family with 12,750 members.

2017 Milk, Butter & Cheese Processing Facility Auction

Harry Davis & Company

Big Island Dairy Auction:
All items available to be picked up at Long Beach Container Terminal – 201 Pico Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

January 26-28, 2021


Ookala Rd, ‘Ō‘Ōkala, HI 96774 – All items available to be picked up at Long Beach Container Terminal – 201 Pico Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802


Constructed in 2017, the ultra-modern facility processes:

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Butter

Silos & Tanks

(2) Mueller 20,000 Gallon Jacketed S/S Silo Model DSV, with Horizontal Agitation, S/S Butterfly Valve, S/S RTD, Tel-Tru Thermometer, RTD Sensor
Mueller 10,000 Gallon Jacketed S/S Silo Model SVW, with Horizontal Agitation, (2) SPX S/S Tank Air Valves, Endress Hauser Deltapilot S Sensor, Wikai Thermometer, RTD Sensor, 4-Port S/S Flow Diverter Plate
(2) Mueller 5,000 Gallon Jacketed S/S Silo Model SVW, with Horizontal Agitation, (2) SPX S/S Tank Air Valves, Endress Hauser Deltapilot S Sensor, Wikai Thermometer, RTD Sensor, 7-Port S/S Flow Diverter Plate
1,500 Gallon Jacketed Horizontal S/S Tank with Vertical Agitation

Dairy Processing

2017 Nimco 480HCP Gable-Top Half Gallon Carton Filler, with Fitment Applicator and Controls
Nimco 470A Gable-Top Quart, Pint and Half-Pint Carton Filler, with Allen Bradley Compact Logix L33ERM Controls
Skid-Mounted Pasteurizer Including: 2016 Thermaline 4-Zone S/S Frame Plate Heat Exchanger Model T28 E-84, 7-Pass x 7’ S/S Holding Tube, 100 Gallon Hinged-Lid S/S Balance Tank, and more
SPX 2-Stage Homogenizer Model G55-2.5P
Westfalia MRPX-214 Separator
Cream Cooling Skid Including: Thermaline 1-Zone S/S Frame Plate Heat Exchanger Model T13 S-36 and more
SPX Powder Blending Table with SPX 2065LR Pump, SPX C216 Centrifugal Pump and S/S Air Blow Down
1,000 LB Butter Churn with 15 HP Allen Bradley Powerflex 525 Variable Frequency Drive
Cheese Vat with Agitator, (2) S/S Paddle Attachments and S/S Control Panel Including Allen Bradley Compact Logix L16ER Controls and (2) Allen Bradley 1 HP Powerflex 525 Variable Frequency Drives
Curd Table with Agitator, (2) S/S Knife Attachments, (2) S/S Rakes, (2) S/S Shovels, (1) S/S Pusher and S/S Control Panel
3-Tank Skid-Mounted CIP System Including: (3) 400 Gallon S/S Tanks, (3) SPX S/S Air Valves, (3) Endress Hauser Deltapilot S Sensors, Endress Hauser Promag H Flow Meter, S/S Filter, SPX C216 Centrifugal Pump, and more
GEA 1-Tank CIP System with 300 Gallon S/S Tank, (2) S/S Air Valves, Centrifugal Pump, (4) Hot Water Heaters, Commander Series SV2 Control Panel with Allen Bradley Micro Logix 1400 Controls and Allen Bradley Panelview Plus 400 Display

Farm & Forage Equipment

Monosem Seed Planter Attachment Model NG+4, 6 rows, 30″ spacing
H&S Silage/Forage Wagon Model WBOC-18/20
2014 Supreme Feed Box Trailer Model 1200T with Dual Auger and Scale System
2013 IMCO Live Floor Trailer Model 40S1020118-FM, 40’x8′ tarp
2014 Versa Bagger Model ID912, 978 Hours
2010 John Deere Wheel Loader Model 544J, 6,217 Hours
John Deere 6410 Tractor, PowerQuad Transmission, with 540 PTO and 3-Point Hitch
John Deere 4960 Tractor with NEW Engine, Powershift Transmission, Large 1,000 PTO, 3-Point Hitch and Dual Tires
2008 John Deere 7830 Tractor, AutoQuad Transmission, with 1,000 PTO 3-Point Hitch and Dual Tires, 10,082 Hours
Takeuchi Excavator Model TB180FR, 2,913 Hours
Case International 7120 Tractor, with 540 PTO, 3-Point Hitch and Dual Tires
John Deere 8345RT Track Tractor, IVT Transmission, 3,480 Hours, with 1,000 PTO and 3-Point Hitch
Versa Bagger Model ID 910
2012 Peterbilt 388 Semi Tractor with ISX15 550 hp Cummins Engine, Eaton Fuller 18-speed transmission, full-lockers, day cab, 349,000 Miles
John Deere 4960 Tractor, Powershift Transmission, with Large 1,000 PTO, 3-Point Hitch and Dual Tires, 4,575 Hours
John Deere 7810 Tractor, Powershift Transmission, with 540 PTO and 3-Point Hitch, 14,640 Hours
2018 Kubota MX5200D Tractor, Hydrostatic Transmission, with 540 PTO, 3-Point Hitch and Loader Bucket Attachment, 302 Hours
John Deere Loader Model 524K, 10,225 Hours
2004 Caterpillar D4G Bulldozer, 5,136 Hours

General Plant

2016 Caterpillar 625 kVA Diesel Generator Model 500, with 1,000 Gallon Secondary Containment Generator Base Tank and Caterpillar Exhaust Silencer Model 428-6164, 6 Hours Run Time
2016 Caterpillar 625 kVA Diesel Generator Model 500, with 1,000 Gallon Secondary Containment Generator Base Tank and Caterpillar Exhaust Silencer Model 428-6164, 12 Hours Run Time
Caterpillar 437 kVA Diesel Generator Model 350, with 321 Gallon Secondary Containment Generator Base Tank, 7,546 Hours Run Time
Caterpillar Portable Generator Model SRCR, 135 kW GEA Semi-Hermetic Proformer Glycol Chiller, 253,000 Btu/hr
GEA Semi-Hermetic Proformer Glycol Chiller, 506,000 Btu/hr
Pro Chiller Systems Glycol Chiller, 896,000 Btu/hr
(2) 2013 Kaiser 15 HP Air Compressor Model SFC11T
2012 Kaiser 10 HP Air Compressor Model Aircenter SM10


2017 Combi Top Case Sealer Model TB1 with 3M Accu Glide Tape Head
2017 Combi Drop Case Packer and Carton Erector Model 2EZHSDP

Ness Turf Closing Temporarily for Parts Inventory

Dear Customers,

Ness Turf Equipment will be closing for parts inventory from Thursday, October 22 through Saturday, October 24, 2020.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Ness Turf will resume regular business hours on Monday, October 26, 2020.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Hawaii | 808.486.8332
Outer Islands | 800.787.3252 or 800.787.3254


Leonard Smith, SCPS
Ness Turf Equipment
General Manager

MALP Lawn and Garden Fair–Saturday, June 14th, 10am-3pm, Maui Mall


FREE event Featuring:

  • Educational talks:  Ian Cole – Breadfruit Institute;  Gerry Ross – Kupa’a Farms;  James Simpliciano – Simpli-Fresh Produce, LLC,  Emil Lynch – Maui’s Best Honey, and  Melanie King – Waste Not Want Not
  • More than 20 vendors selling plants and gardening material
  • Book sale featuring gardening and plant books
  • Door prizes
  • Free soil pH testing – Bring 2c soil sample selected from various areas across property
  • Free plant problem diagnosis – Bring a plant sample – bagged

Trimble Introduces Next Generation Agriculture Display

Trimble Introduces Next Generation Agriculture Display Display’s Modern Architecture Provides Expandable Platform for Precision Agriculture Solutions; Integrates with New Connected Farm Dashboard

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today the TMX-2050™ display, a next generation display built on the popular Android™ operating system, which offers an intuitive interface that enables farmers to easily implement precision agriculture solutions as their business grows. Its flexible software platform improves the ability for a customer to seamlessly add applications to their operations while the modular architecture allows for future expandability. The TMX-2050 display is an addition to Trimble’s existing line of guidance displays, which include the EZ-Guide® 250 lightbar guidance system, CFX-750™ display, and FmX® integrated display. Supporting more than 2,000 different vehicle models, Trimble’s wide variety of displays allow farmers to choose the solution that is right for their operations ranging from basic guidance to advanced precision farming applications.

See HGP at our booth at the MALP 17th Annual Lawn and Garden Fair

CLICK HERE for complete MALP 2012 Land Garden Fair information

Please Contact Susi Mastroianni if you would like to place a business card ad. Cost is $175.00 and will appear in the Maui News the Sunday before the Lawn and Garden Fair. Contact her at email address with your business card email: CLICK HERE for a sample on how the ad is done–from the Maui Contractors Association ad.

CLICK HERE for a MALP Artscapes Application

‘He lost the plot’: farmer mows down wife’s lover with tractor

A French farmer killed his wife’s lover after chasing him across fields in his tractor and mowing him down.

Claude Boutevillain, 51, a farmer in the Meuse, eastern France, was reportedly driven mad by his wife Josette’s decision to leave him for the local butcher, 48-year-old Jean-Michel Allemeersch.

The crime of passion, allegedly committed on Friday evening, has struck a chord in a country with more than 500,000 farms.

Witnesses watched helplessly as Mr Boutevillain allegedly pursued his rival across fields, first ramming the butcher’s meat van.

“We shouted to Mr Boutevillain to stop,” Laurence Oudinot told regional daily L’Est Republicain. “My husband phoned the fire brigade while the neighbour phoned the gendarmes.

Thieves strike 2 Oahu farms

Oahu growers have been hit by thieves seeking pricey ornamental plants as well as pots, tools and other gear.

Over the weekend, thieves took more than $15,000 worth of farm equipment and a truck from a taro restoration proj­ect in the Heeia wetlands.

Mahealani Cypher, spokes­woman for the nonprofit organization Kako‘o ‘Oiwi, said yesterday that two chain saws, eight weed whackers, two water pumps, tools and a 20-by-20-foot tent were stolen sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Last week, Glenn’s Flowers and Plants on Moku­lama Street in Wai­ma­nalo lost 70 Raphis indoor palms valued at $14,000.

The nursery lost 37 plants that were growing in 3-gallon pots, nine palms in 5-gallon pots and 24 palms in 7-gallon pots. All of the plants were housed in a greenhouse.

In Kaneohe, workers arriving at the 400-acre site at 11 a.m. Sunday discovered the security gate off Kame­ha­meha Highway was broken, Cypher said. The thieves also used blowtorches to open locked containers. A donated green Chevy pickup truck is also missing,

Spraying Pa’ia with 2,4-D – Is it safe?

Early on Saturday, October 23 a blue helicopter with large spray wings attached sprayed the edges of the canefields in Pa‘ia. There were strong and variable winds and the spray blew directly into many nearby residences. Pa‘ia houses emptied as families stepped outside to gawk in awe as the flying sprayer made pass after pass along the canefields at the edge of town.

Moon Over Haleakala inquired of HC&S as to what was being sprayed so close to homes, children and old people – and why?

A&B spokesperson Meredith Ching was kind enough to find out what was going on and to send the Moon a detailed account of the spraying that day. Her full account and a sample of scientific controversy surrounding 2,4-D is on page 14. Our photo gallery of the spraying, and the links to internet sites describing the ongoing controversy surrounding health risks and the approvals for such wide use of 2,4-D are available at our website,

Below is Moon Over Haleakala staffer Madeline Ziecker’s personal account of events that Saturday morning.