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January 3, 2019

Sierra to expand manufacturing facility

In response to demand for the REB line of two-ram balers and conveyors, Bakersfield, California-based Sierra International Machinery has announced a 24,000-square-foot expansion to its manufacturing plant in Jesup, Georgia. This expansion will allow Sierra to increase production to meet demand for the full Sierra product line, the company says.

This will be the third expansion Sierra has added to its Georgia facility since it opened in 2008.

“The success of our two-ram balers and conveyors in the waste sector has grown exponentially—far more than we initially anticipated—which can be largely contributed to our new REB-4 two-ram baler that has surpassed all expectations,” John Sacco, president and owner of Sierra International Machinery, says.

While every machine in the Sierra product line passes through the Georgia facility, every Sierra two-ram baler and conveyor is fully engineered, manufactured and assembled in Georgia. Sierra offers three two-ram models, including the patent pending REB-4 with dual-compression doors.

Once completed, Sierra’s Georgia manufacturing facility will be 72,000 square feet and will provide additional job opportunities in the Jesup area.

AMCS opens global headquarters in Limerick, Ireland

AMCS officially has opened its new global technical and support headquarters in Limerick, Ireland.

Following a successful round of funding in April 2018, AMCS is on a growth trajectory, according to a company news release.

The company says it plans to expand its team by up to 100 people to help with product development, sales and global customer support.

Jimmy Martin, CEO and founder of AMCS, says, “This new facility is critical for our continuing expansion and provides us with the capacity to increase our Limerick team by up to 100 people over the next three years in the areas of product development, sales and global customer support.“

West Salem Machinery touts grinder features

West Salem Machinery (WSM), Salem, Oregon, says the company’s pivoting-top-case grinders allow access to preventive maintenance areas with all components remaining in place. Its vertical grinders’ design helps capture tramp metal, which protects the rotor and reduces maintenance expenses, according to WSM.

According to a news release from the company, the grinders are available in a variety of hammer styles, configurations and sizing screen options that give the ability to process varied feedstock and produce multiple products. The grinders are designed for long-term operation and optimal performance, WSM says.

Premier Surplus Inc., SSI design e-scrap shredding system

Asset management and electronics recycling company Premier Surplus Inc., Dawsonville, Georgia, and SSI Shredding Systems, Wilsonville, Oregon, have completed a new e-scrap shredding system design.

According to a news release issued by SSI, the system will replace the company’s original shredding line with state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

“Premier Surplus has very specific goals and a desire to offer their clients tailored solutions,” SSI Director of Sales and Marketing Dave Fleming says. “This approach allows Premier to consider a wider breadth of materials than a typical processor might at a time when the industry is full of people looking for reliable domestic outlets.

“SSI is thrilled to be selected as a part of Premier’s growth plans and is excited to supply their next generation e-scrap processing system,” Fleming adds.

Premier Surplus President Phillip Kennedy says the company has been shredding e-scrap for more than five years and is “faced with much more volume and harder-to-recycle electronics.”

The SSI system has been designed to help the company achieve maximum commodity recovery, landfill diversion and proper downstream treatment of materials, he adds.

“Working with SSI has been amazing. We spent a great deal of time reviewing multiple system designs and proposals before selecting the equipment that will work for our application,” Kennedy says. “Every item was carefully chosen and sized to streamline the shred system.”

According to SSI, it will begin to install Premier Surplus’ new e-scrap shredding system in March.