Iris Mec names OBC its exclusive US distributor

Italian firm manufactures equipment for the auto recycling industry.

May 1, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
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The Cleveland-based company Ohio Baler Co. (OBC) has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor of Iris Mec’s line of recycling equipment. Iris Mec, headquartered in Italy, manufactures equipment for the auto recycling industry. OBC will manage the sales and service of Iris Mec’s product line throughout the United States.

Mike McChrystal, president and owner of OBC, says that his firm is well-positioned to leverage its existing relationships in the recycling industry to help introduce Iris Mec’s products to the industry in the U.S. and the cost-effective benefits of the equipment. “We are very pleased to have this opportunity,” McChrystal says.

He continues, “The Iris Mec line expands our product breadth into a new horizontal that complements many of our other offerings. With the dynamic status of auto recycling regulations, processors need to be more careful with how they deal with vehicles at the end of their life span, and we believe Iris Mec has the best solution to help recyclers with the deconstruction effort.”

Iris Mec manufactures a range of equipment for the auto recycling industry, including fluid drainage systems, air bag deactivators, containment tanks and gasoline extractors.

For information on Iris Mec equipment, contact OBC at or call 216-398-8800.