Thomas Conveyor Co.

Thomas Conveyor Company

Heavy duty, high capacity screw conveyors & feeders, Bucket elevators, Live bottom feeders, Hoppers and bins. Approtec Ran-le represents Thomas Conveyor Company in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi. Visit Thomas Conveyor Company.

Thomas Conveyor Company manufactures numerous types of bulk material conveyor systems, including screw conveyors, screw feeders, shaftless screw conveyors, plastic flight screw conveyors, bucket elevators, vertical screw elevators, live bottom feeders, heat transfer screw conveyors, drag conveyors, belt conveyors, and other bulk material handling equipment components. As an active member of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA), Thomas is always up-to-date with the latest engineering and manufacturing techniques in the industry.

Thomas Conveyor Company was founded on April 1, 1953, by W. Paul Thomas. Jacob G. Thomas, Sr., and J. G. Thomas, Jr., joined by W. Paul Thomas of Thomas Conveyor in 1955.

The entire plant measured only 200 square feet and was housed in a lean-to shack. Within just a year, as demand for Thomas high quality products and services grew, the company expanded to 10,000 square feet at its present site, in Burleson, Texas. In 1965, it reached 160,000 square feet, and in 1968 enlarged to 200,000 square feet.

Backed by over 60 years’ experience in material handling, Thomas Conveyor Company delivers the best possible service and the highest quality products and systems to its customers. In addition to screw conveyors, Thomas Conveyor offers CEMA-standard conveying equipment and manufactured products, including:

  • Bucket elevators
  • Screw feeders
  • Grit washers
  • Screw elevators
  • Hollow flight conveyors
  • Drag conveyors
  • Shaftless conveyors
  • Hoppers
  • Specialty belt conveyors


Thomas Conveyor Company is a premier conveyor manufacturer, doing business throughout the United States and internationally in various and diverse markets, including:

  • Power generation
  • Pulp and paper
  • Solid waste handling
  • Food and beverage
  • Chemicals and pharmaceuticals
  • Feed and grain
  • Cement
  • Aggregate
  • Rendering
  • Waste water treatment
  • Air and climate – air pollution treatment
  • Energy – energy utilities
  • Mining
  • Waste and recycling – material recycling

Over the years, Thomas Conveyor Company has expanded its manufacturing capabilities in order to provide its customers with quality equipment based on a design/build approach, meeting and exceeding the specific requirements needed for material handling.


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