Bakers Waste Equipment relocates to larger space

Container fabricating company says consistent growth has spurred its relocation to Lenoir, N.C.

February 4, 2014

Bakers Waste Equipment Inc. (BWE) has relocated to upgraded, larger manufacturing and office complex in Lenoir, N.C., in order to accommodate what it calls its successful and growing recycling and solid waste equipment business.

Citing “years of hard work and growth,” BWE Director of Sales and Marketing Chris Burns says the company began operating from its new space in mid-January 2014. The move consolidates BWE’s container and compactor fabrication operations, as well as its office functions, into one location.

“Our company required more capacity with a desire to have all of our operations and offices under one roof,” says Burns. “Our new Lenoir location will house our corporate offices, all manufacturing divisions, service departments and BWE Transport. BWE is very excited about this new chapter and is thankful for the opportunity to grow and become an even larger supplier to the waste and recycling industry,” Burns notes.

All BWE departments will be equipped with safe, ergonomic and productive work stations as BWE has designed and created “the optimum work flow environment” in its new facility, according to the company. “Material and product flow in the plant will provide many efficiencies and new capabilities for BWE resulting in more volume and better quality,” the company says in a news release.

The new plant also will allow customers to benefit from quicker order fulfillment, according to Burns. “Inventory levels will be larger for quicker deliveries due to the extra capacities and external yard space,” he says. “BWE Transport will also be located at the Lenoir plant, rushing product to market and providing the same exceptional customer service it has been known for.”

BWE was founded by Carson Baker in 1981 and was purchased by current owner and President Ric Raines in 2001. The company currently employs more than 100 people who produce some 20,000 waste and recycling containers and compactors each year.