Lindsay Announces Opening of New IRZ Consulting Office and Addition of New IRZ Staff in Brazil
(OMAHA, Neb., USA) – June 2013—Lindsay Corporation, maker of Zimmatic by Lindsay irrigation systems, announces the opening of the new IRZ Consulting office in Sao Paulo State, Brazil, and the addition of Vinicius Maia Costa to lead the office.
IRZ Consulting, a Lindsay company, is based in Hermiston, Oregon, USA, and provides agricultural irrigation system design and engineering, power and water resource management and real-time soil moisture and weather monitoring services.
“Brazil is one of the most productive, modern agricultural countries in the world,” says Fred Ziari, IRZ founder and company president. “We are delighted to be able to offer our state-of-the-art agricultural technology and engineering expertise to growers in Brazil and throughout South America.”
Costa, an agronomy engineer specializing in sugar cane irrigation research and development, will lead the IRZ Brazil office. He holds a Master of Science degree in irrigation and drainage from the Department of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Sau Paulo. Costa previously worked as a senior researcher and head of research and development in agronomy at Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira. Costa also worked as an application engineer at Amanco Brazil Ltd.
“Agricultural irrigation continues to grow rapidly in Brazil and growers are turning more and more to technology in designing and managing large irrigation projects, such as sugar cane production. I look forward to helping them achieve their goals and providing growers with our industry expertise in modern irrigation system design and deployment services,” Costa says.
Lindsay Corporation is a leading provider of automated mechanical move irrigation equipment and of traffic safety products. The Company manufactures and markets center-pivot, lateral-move and hose reel irrigation systems which are sold through its worldwide network of dealers. The Company's Zimmatic, GrowSmart and FieldNET brands are highly recognized for their quality and technological leadership. The Company also manufactures and markets infrastructure road safety and congestion mitigation products through its wholly owned subsidiaries Barrier Systems Inc. (BSI) and Snoline S.P.A. In addition, the Company produces large-diameter steel tubing and railroad signaling lights and structures.
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