St. Louis Composting profits from new Komptech Multistar XXL Jon M. Casey

It wasn’t too long ago that Patrick and Rebecca Geraty made the move from full time landscaping contractors to that of a full time compost producer. That was in 1992. Since then, St. Louis Composting has grown from a single site operation to the St. Louis Metropolitan area’s largest composting company with six facilities that this year, will process upwards of 1 million cubic yards of green material. More importantly, Patrick has taken recycling seriously to the point that he serves on the Board of Directors of the US Composting Council®, one of the foremost authorities in the world of recycling. [Read more…]

Electric tub grinder gives Martin Animal Bedding added safety and fuel cost savings.

064by Jon M. Casey

When it comes to “finding a need and filling it,” Martin Animal Bedding of Goshen, IN has done just that. By diverting post-manufacturing wood waste materials generated by Elkhart County RV and mobile home manufacturers from local landfills, Martin Animal Bedding turns the wood waste into highly desirable animal bedding material for hundreds of dairy and livestock producers in northwestern Indiana. More importantly, owner Kevin Martin, found a way to improve productivity when he recently acquired a Morbark 1600 electric tub grinder. It not only turns the wood waste into clean, premium animal bedding in one pass, but also does the job without the emissions and fuel costs associated with similar diesel-powered units. [Read more…]