Part of the Legume family, beans are grown around the world. The pinto bean is a variety of the common bean. The pinto is the most popular bean in the United States and northwestern Mexico, and is most often eaten whole in broth or mashed and refried.
Each year farms plant 1.8 million acres of dry beans in the United States. Today, over 880 feet of Slipstick Conveyors are at work moving 95,000 (or more) pounds per hour (at 45 feet per minute) of dry pinto beans and navy beans at a manufacturer known for its beans.