For more than 20 years, New Millennium Rentals, Orange County, New York, has been a market leader in renting excavators with specialized attachments to the demolition, recycling, construction, environmental and reconstruction industries.
Recently, Peter Menner, the company’s president and owner, has made a strategic decision to expand his product offerings into the material handling market (typically scrap machines). This expansion has been spearheaded with the acquisition of two new product lines and the addition of Jim Gill, who will join New Millennium Rentals as business development manager.
Gill previously spent 10 years as an operations manager for one of the largest scrap processors in the northeast where he became very familiar with the equipment used in the scrap market and witnessed an “evolution of how the materials were handled.”
“When I first entered the industry, the most common approach to moving and sorting scrap metals in a yard was modifying an excavator that was designed to move dirt into a scrap machine,” Gill says. “These machines were definitely not built for the task at hand, but it got the job done. However, in the process, it literally tore the machines apart.”
Over the course of the next decade, Gill worked for a couple of different equipment distributors representing two European manufacturers. Over time, he worked with nearly every significant scrap processor from Philadelphia to New York City, selecting the right machine for their material handling needs.
Gill is now joining New Millennium Rentals to head up its efforts to introduce the Atlas and the Mantsinen material handlers to the northeast region of the United States. He says he is looking at this as a tremendous opportunity not only for himself, but also for his customers.
“Atlas is a manufacturer out of Germany that is extremely well engineered. They have a long history in the scrap market that goes back decades and manufactures machines ranging in size from 20- to 65-ton. The machines are as advanced as anyone else’s; the significant difference is the company is not burdened with a lot of heavy overhead and the machines are extremely well priced,” Gill says.
Mantsinen is a very similar situation, however it’s a much bigger machine, says Gill.
“They manufacture material handlers ranging from 50- to 300-ton, primarily for the port market. Mantsinen is manufactured in Finland and is world-renowned for making a quality product and offers some tremendous pricing advantages over its competitors in the same size class.”