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March 12, 2021

Machinex supplies large-volume C&D sorting system

Plessisiville, Quebec, Canada-based Machinex Technologies Inc. has supplied what it calls a turnkey recovery facility for construction and demolition (C&D) materials to USA Hauling & Recycling at a facility in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. USA Hauling began operating the facility in early 2021.

The objective for Enfield, Connecticut-based USA Hauling, which Machinex calls one of the largest independently owned and operated waste management companies in New England, was to process its own materials and obtain high purity levels due to the rising cost of waste disposal.

“As a company, we have been processing construction and demolition materials for over 25 years,” says Jonathan Murray, director of post collection operations at USA Hauling & Recycling. “This new system allows us to expand our reach further into Massachusetts, helping our customers meet their own recycling goals, increasing recycling in our state and most of all, having a positive impact on the environment by removing materials from the waste stream and reusing them in new products.”

The 50-tons-per-hour system is designed to sort recyclable materials such as cardboard or old corrugated containers (OCC), metal, wood, aggregates, and fines from discarded construction and demolition materials.

The system includes an Action Taper-Slot vibratory finger screen, a MACH trommel screen and two cross-belt magnets. Finally, a CBI AirMax separator removes light materials from heavy ones. The ability to manually pick wood at multiple sorting stations makes recovery of a large quantity of wood possible, and the dense-out units “are excellent at removing lightweight contaminants and allowing for easy quality control of the heavy material,” says Machinex.

“Machinex distinguished itself for its responsiveness and quick results with an impressive layout, thanks to its installation and start-up teams, who finished earlier than anticipated,” says Murray. “We really appreciate Machinex’s work and flexibility to deliver the system ahead of time.”

Industrial Magnetics acquires Walker Magnetics

Boyne City, Michigan-based Industrial Magnetics Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of Walker Magnetics Group Inc., which was founded in 1896 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

According to a news release from Industrial Magnetics, Walker Magnetics is North America’s “oldest industrial magnet manufacturer.” The company was founded upon the invention of the electromagnetic chuck by Oakley S. Walker and has since grown into a provider of custom and standard magnetic products for work-holding, lifting, material handling, scrap magnets and separation applications. Over its 125-year history, Industrial Magnetics reports that a diverse range of industries have come to recognize Walker Magnetics products’ reliability across a broad spectrum of unique and general manufacturing applications.

“The acquisition of Walker Magnetics marks Industrial Magnetics’ next step in expanding our permanent, electromagnetic and electro-permanent magnetic technology and systems for industrial applications,” says Dennis O’Leary, Industrial Magnetics’ chief business development officer. “It also broadens our industry-best roster of lift magnets and establishes Industrial Magnetics as a leader in the work-holding segment with a complete lineup of permanent, electromagnetic and electro-permanent magnetic chucks.

He continues, “With strong brand recognition and highly complementary products, we are excited about the opportunities to grow both businesses while maintaining our industry-best lead time, reliability and quality. Industrial Magnetics intends to be a thoughtful steward to the Walker Magnetics legacy, history and brand with continued investment in its long-term growth.”

Industrial Magnetics was founded in 1961 and provides permanent and electromagnetic solutions.

Hyundai Construction Equipment expands distribution network

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas (HCEA) of Norcross, Georgia, has expanded its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of First Choice Farm & Lawn, which has three locations in Tennessee and one in Kentucky

Family-owned and operated First Choice has been owned by brothers Ron and Don Parks since 2012, along with their partners, Roger and David Williams. In the last eight years, the company has added two locations and is building a fifth location outside of Memphis, according to a news release from Hyundai.

With the addition of this new dealership, Hyundai’s North American network now includes more than 80 dealerships operating in just more than 180 locations. These dealerships offer sales, service and parts for the full line of Hyundai excavators, wheel loaders, compaction rollers and other construction equipment.

Ed Harseim, HCEA district manager, South Central, says, “With their extensive coverage and aggressive customer-first approach, First Choice is the right partner for us to help us grow the Hyundai brand name in western Tennessee and western Kentucky.”

Hyundai sales, service and parts teams deliver regular product and service training to ensure dealer partners can provide support to meet the growing business needs of Hyundai Construction Equipment customers, the company says.

HCEA offers a full line of crawler excavators, ranging from compact models to mass excavators, as well as wheeled excavators, wheel loaders, compaction equipment and hydraulic breakers.

Wastequip opens parts and service facility in Arizona

Wastequip says it has opened a new service facility in Phoenix that is part of its Wastequip WRX business unit. The company says the facility and its staff will offer parts, service and installation for haulers and other operators of waste, recycling and scrap collection trucks.

Describing the Phoenix location as a turnkey service center, Wastequip says it will provide parts and service to “most types of waste handling equipment” while specializing in Mountain Tarp and Pioneer tarping systems, Galbreath hoists and Amrep refuse trucks. It will also supply Go To Parts, original equipment manufacturer and aftermarket parts.

“Wastequip WRX provides local service and parts through experienced and factory-trained technicians with industry-leading equipment,” says Robert Mecchi, Wastequip WRX vice president. “WRX services all makes and models, using the Go To Parts brand to provide world-class parts to our customers.”

Wastequip WRX also provides haulers with access to “authorized service technicians and replacement parts inventory in places where authorized equipment dealers may be in limited supply or nonexistent,” the firm says. Wastequip WRX opened two locations in 2020, one in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the other in Pompano Beach, Florida. The company says “several more” Wastequip WRX locations will be opening in the coming months in different parts of the United States.

In addition to the aforementioned brands, other Wastequip brands include Toter, Cusco, ConFab and Accurate.

Lindner shredder churns out RDF in Cyprus

Austria-based Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH says one of its Polaris 2800 model shredders is helping convert scrap tires, wood and other discarded materials into a refuse-derived fuel (RDF) product for a cement kiln in Cyprus.

The equipment maker says Energy Recovery Ltd. (Enerco), a company associated with Vassiliko Cement Works, commissioned the Lindner shredder at its plant on the southern coast of the island nation.

Lindner calls Vassiliko Cement Works “among the biggest industrial players in the island state,” saying it operates one of the largest and most advanced cement plants in Europe near Mari, between Limassol and Larnaca in Cyprus.

To ensure the amount of energy needed to produce approximately 6,000 metric tons of clinker per day, the company relies on alternative fuels provided by Enerco. “We are delighted to report that since we commissioned Lindner’s new Polaris 2800, it’s been possible to increase our waste treatment capacity for the production of alternative fuels suitable for Vassiliko’s calciner,” says George Americanos, general manager at Enerco.

Shred-Tech announces dealer agreement with Pronar

Shred-Tech, Ontario, has announced its exclusive North American strategic dealer agreement with Pronar, a recycling machinery manufacturer based out of Narew, Poland.

Shred-Tech is now the exclusive distributor for Pronar’s single- and double-shaft slow-speed primary shredders.

Pronar says the company has grown exponentially and consistently over the last 30 years, from a difficult economic downturn in the ‘80s to a leader in recycling, agricultural and municipal machinery manufacturing on a global scale. With more than 2,200 employees and seven factories and facilities totaling 574,000 square feet, Pronar sells more than 5,500 machines annually, making the company among the top-selling brands in Poland with greater than 50 percent market share.

Vermeer announces minority ownership investment of MultiOne

Vermeer Corp., Pella, Iowa, announced it has purchased a minority equity investment in MultiOne, a manufacturer of compact articulated loaders. This investment comes a year after Vermeer entered a distribution agreement with MultiOne to supply Vermeer-branded loaders to be sold, serviced and supported exclusively through Vermeer dealers across North America and the Caribbean.

Building on last year’s agreement, distribution of Vermeer-branded loaders produced by MultiOne will now expand to Vermeer dealers worldwide beginning this year. MultiOne will also continue to provide blue, MultiOne-branded loaders through its existing distribution partners outside North America.

“We are excited to take our partnership with MultiOne to this next level,” said Doug Hundt, president of Vermeer Industrial Solutions. “The demand for compact loaders is growing worldwide, and this puts Vermeer in a great position with a lineup of proven products, attachments and dealers to help our customers reduce their labor needs and get more important work done.”

MultiOne will continue under the leadership of Fiorenza Carraro and Stefano Zanini, with global holdings company, Lifco, taking on majority ownership. Its main operations and manufacturing will remain headquartered in Vicenza, Italy.

General Kinematics acquires Germany-based Cyrus Schwingtechnik

General Kinematics (GK), a vibratory equipment manufacturer and system integrator located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, has announced that it has acquired the Cyrus Schwingtechnik business unit, located in Recklinghausen, Germany. Cyrus provides modular vibratory machines for conveying and screening technology.

According to details on Cyrus’ website, the company was founded in 1976 and currently has 25 employees. Its website states that it creates “mechanical and system solutions in the field of vibration technology for foundries and the metallurgy, forging, recycling, raw material and commodity sectors, not to mention the food and foodstuff industries.”

According to a news release from General Kinematics, the addition of Cyrus will complement General Kinematics’ portfolio of vibratory solutions. The product range covers the foundry and forging sectors, the recycling industry, raw/base materials and the feed/food industries. General Kinematics reports that Cyrus will remain in Recklinghausen and will operate as a separate brand under General Kinematics Europe.

“It is exciting to add this well-respected brand to our European organization,” says Thomas Musschoot, president of General Kinematics. “We have had great success combining the offerings of both companies in the past, so it made sense when the opportunity arose to build on that success as one integrated company.”

Davide Gado, managing director EMEA of GK Europe, says General Kinematics and Cyrus had worked as partners and “friendly competitors” for a few years. “The relationship allowed us to become familiar with a group of very talented people, which is the heart of every company,” he says. “We grew to appreciate their portfolio of products.”