The Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association is pleased to announce Duncan McCook has joined the TCGA team, Jan. 1. In his new role as manager of regulatory affairs, he will be working with Kelley Green to serve TCGA membership with regulatory compliance. McCook will add a lot of depth to our team in terms of regulatory knowledge and experience in the ginning industry.
McCook graduated from Texas A&M University with degrees in agricultural engineering and agricultural systems management.
Upon graduation, he joined Anderson Clayton Corp. in California, where he worked as a field engineer for the ginning department. His duties included working with utility companies on rates; air pollution equipment and facility design; safety program development; and air permitting. He later became manager of technical services for the California and Arizona ginning divisions.
Upon leaving Anderson Clayton, McCook went to work for Consolidated Cotton Gin Co. as a project engineer. He then briefly worked for the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association in Lubbock. In 2003, he joined Lummus Corp. as manager of applications engineering.
Later, he was moved into manufacturing where he became general manager of Lubbock Manufacturing and oversaw the development and construction of the new Lubbock manufacturing facility. In 2016, he was made vice president of manufacturing where he currently serves.
McCook and his wife, Linda, will be relocating to Austin from Savannah, Georgia. They have two children. Braeden graduated from Texas A&M in May 2019 and is working in the Dallas area, and Kendall is a freshman at Georgia College and State University.
TCGA is excited to have McCook join our team. Please welcome him to the TCGA family when you get a chance.
The Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association contributed this article.
Registration For The 2020 Ginners School Opens Feb. 17
The ginners school will be offered at three locations in 2020. Cooperators for the school include the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service, National Cotton Ginners’ Association and its member associations, National Cotton Council, Cotton Incorporated, gin machinery/equipment manufacturers and suppliers, and select land grant universities.Please note the ginners school is for the exclusive use of the U.S. cotton ginning industry. All courses are offered in English only. Registration and classes begin at 8 a.m. and end each day at 5 p.m. Lunch is served each day at the school and is included as part of your registration fee.
The Southwest Ginners School is March 31-April 1, Lubbock, Texas; the Western Ginners School is May 5-7, Mesilla Park, New Mexico; and the Stoneville Ginners School is June 2-4, Stoneville, Mississippi. To see area maps of the locations and access links to hotel information, go to https://www.cotton.org/ncga/ginschool/index.cfm.
The Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Has A New Office Address
The Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association recently moved its headquarters from Austin to Round Rock. The building is easily accessible and located just east of Interstate 35.
The new address is Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association, 211 West Bagdad Ave., Round Rock, TX 78664-5803.
Please update your records and be sure to drop by when you are in the area. The staff would love to give you a tour.