An American grain and cereal facility recently sold one of its oat-drying ovens. The buyer was over 8,000 miles away. The trip from Missouri had some obstacles, though. Once it made it to Vancouver, the $450,000 oven had to wait for a ship with top deck space available before it could make the next leg of the trip to Australia. Once it finally arrived in New Guinea, the oven had to sit for months while a clay road dried out so the trucks could transport the heavy machinery to the plant. All’s well that ends well, though. Now the former oat oven is living a new life at a dehydrated fruit company. Persistence and patience pay off!