Recycling equipment distributor moves to four-acre site in Lorain, Ohio.
Recycling equipment distributor Ely Enterprises Inc. has completed its move into a 34,000-square-foot building located on 4 acres of land. Company President Ken Ely Jr. (left) and Vice President Jason Sroka (right) say the move has allowed the company to greatly expand its operations.
The company, a distributor of new and used recycling equipment and provider of service and components, has moved 25 miles west from its former site in Cleveland to the larger building in Lorain, Ohio.
Ely Enterprises is a distributor of new equipment for the Nexgen line of equipment made by Marathon Co., Vernon, Ala., as well as balers by PTR Inc., Philadelphia, and conveyors made by Mayfran International, Mayfield, Ohio.
The company has been Nexgen’s Dealer of the Year for four consecutive years, and Ely has been pleased with the relationship between the two companies. “We’re starting to get repeat Nexgen baler buyers; recyclers are seeing the sturdiness and good design qualities of this product line,” he notes.
Ely Enterprises offers new equipment as well as service and components to support that equipment. “This facility means not just more space, but has allowed us to upgrade our computer system and provide much more efficient service to our customers,” says Ken Ely Jr. “It will allow us to double the size of the company.” Currently, Ely Enterprises has 25 employees.
The company has carved out a specialty as a re-conditioner and re-marketer of traded-in equipment. “We take it back up to the original specifications of the manufacturer,” says Ely of the balers, conveyors and other equipment it reconditions. “We can then sell that to recyclers anywhere in the U.S., or to Mexico or Europe or wherever a buyer may be located.”
Ken Ely Jr. started the company, with his mother as his sole co-worker, in 1981. “This facility represents another great step forward for us, and I believe it will help us maximize our opportunities and capture more market share,” he comments.