Cover photo: Jesse Garber of Columbus Equipment Co. and Kevin Martin, owner of Martin Animal Bedding (L-R), worked with Morbark engineers to develop this new model 1600 electric tub grinder to meet the Martin’s needs.
Material handling attachments are essential to success in the scrap and recycling industry. According to Joe Rich, owner of Sunshine Recycling, Orangeburg, SC, attachments are like “hands” to the recycler. They are what come in direct contact with the feedstock. More importantly, the machines that support the attachments are only as good as the attachments.
“Consequently I believe that the positive, symbiotic relationship between our material handlers/excavators and the attachments/tools has been our recipe for success,” he said. “They enhance one another’s performances, producing a cost per ton friendly production capacity.” [Read more…]
For contractors who are looking for ways to streamline their operation and at the same time, increase productivity, the Boxer® compact utility loader, manufactured by Morbark®, Inc., is capable of handling work of all kinds. Morbark purchased the Boxer Equipment product line from Mertz Manufacturing, LLC in late 2012. Following a March 29, 2013 unveiling of the first unit produced on the Winn, MI, assembly line, sales have continued to increase month over month. New markets are opening rapidly as customers are introduced to the proven lineup of equipment, as they realize the value of having a “full-time employee” without the reliability health and safety issues that often accompany asking workers to do heavy lifting, digging, loading and other tasks that can cause injury or possibly death. [Read more…]
In the inset photo, Joe Rich works the controls of one of the units.
by Jon M. Casey
For customers of Ben Weitsman of Owego, NY, the Weitsman “retail” scrap metal recycling center is a familiar sight. However, for those of us who have never visited this extremely well run and well maintained facility, touring the company’s facility was memorable. With the friendliness that only a local establishment can offer, the team at Ben Weitsman of Owego reminded us that the recycling experience could be a pleasant and reassuring one. [Read more…]
Cover photo: IROCK Plant Superintendent, David Kubik (L) and General Manager, Robert F. Nelson, are proud of the workmanship and quality that have gone into IROCK equipment like the RDS-20 nearing completion, behind them.
IROCK® has been building crushing and screening equipment for more than twenty years. With their headquarters located in Valley View, Ohio, a suburb of metropolitan Cleveland, IROCK prides itself as being an American business located in an area known for its quality equipment manufacturing. Recently, Waste Handling Equipment News had the opportunity to tour IROCK’s manufacturing plant. There, we learned more about their new marketing strategy and equipment innovations. [Read more…]
Terex CRJ 3054 portable jaw crusher preps material for faster processing.
by Jon M. Casey
In December 2012, Ford Motor Company’s land development arm announced that it had sold approximately three fourths of its former Wixom Assembly Plant to Trident Barrow Management, a company within New York based Barrow Development. At the same time, Ford Motor Company continued to retain a 32 acre portion of the original property. With the sale of that 239 acre parcel of land, came the need for the demolition of the existing factory complex that had been sitting shuttered since the plant closure in 2007. [Read more…]