CBI hosts factory forum

CBI hosts factory forum

The event included live equipment demonstrations and workshops.

October 9, 2017
CDR Staff
C&D Conferences & events Equipment & Products
Continental Biomass Industries (CBI), hosted its 2017 Factory Forum at its global headquarters in Newton, New Hampshire, that included live equipment demonstrations and workshops. The Oct. 3-5 event saw guests from Sweden, Brazil and various businesses throughout the U.S., including local customers who partnered with CBI for the live demonstrations.

“Hosting the forum here at the CBI factory gives new and existing customers a close look at our machines and the dedicated people who make it happen here at the shop,” Art Murphy, director of sales and marketing for CBI’s parent company, Terex Environmental Equipment Americas, says. “It’s great for guests to meet some of our veteran employees who helped build this company and spent the last few decades bringing the CBI advantage to end users.”

The event opened with a reception and cocktail hour at the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center followed by a factory tour through the CBI facility the next morning. Tours were headlined by the CBI road-mill, which was first put into service for Hurricane Andrew cleanup in 1991 and has logged more than 60,000 hours. Ingerson Transportation brought the machine down from their business in Jefferson, New Hampshire, for a static display.

Neal Nowick, general manager of Terex Environmental Equipment, was the first to present in a series of keynote presentations that included overviews and a look ahead for the CBI and Ecotec product lines. Terex Financial Services presented and was followed by a Tier 4 compliance overview from Caterpillar Peoria, Illinois.

A demonstration took place at the company’s demo area, including CBI’s XP log screw and stump shear.
Guests also viewed demonstrations of the 5400BT 5800BT and 6800BT wood grinders, the Phoenix 2100 trommel, the TTS 620 drum screener, the 7544 flail and disc chipper, the TRS 550 recycling screen and the AirMax material density separator.

A Taste of the Coast New England dinner was followed by a live music provided by CBI at the Portsmouth Gas Light.

The final day of the event focused on workshops at graduated levels of safety and performance optimization. Aaron Murray, technical research and development lead at CBI, walked attendees around a 6800BT for a safety and basic functionality workshop. Field Service Technician Tim Peters underscored safety throughout his preventative maintenance workshop. 

Performance optimization workshops were led by CBI engineering specialists Mike Goutier and Nate Fuller, who presented on simplified machine controls and gave live examples of best practices with a 5800BT grinder.

CBI’s next scheduled show will be in Atlanta for Compost 2018 Jan. 22-25.