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May 6, 2019

From left: Alex Forsythe, territory sales manager; JR Johnson, territory sales manager; Steve Porteus, vice president of sales; Ron Poltorak, territory sales manager; Corey Rogers, HCEA marketing manager; Lee Lassiter, Fort Pierce operations manager; and Howard Abell, vice president of sales and operations manager

Hyundai adds Earthmovers Construction Equipment to dealer network

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas (HCEA), Norcross, Georgia, has expanded its North American authorized dealer network with the addition of Earthmovers Construction Equipment, Apopka, Florida.

Earthmovers was founded in 2013 and recently became part of the National Equipment Dealers LLC (NED) group of companies. Originally based in Stuart, Florida, Earthmovers has expanded with a new branch in Fort Pierce, Florida, and another right outside Orlando in Apopka. Both facilities provide equipment sales and rentals, parts and factory- trained service personnel.

“We are excited about the new opportunity to represent Hyundai and look forward to a long-term relationship in Florida,” Howard Abell, vice president and general manager of Earthmovers Construction Equipment, says.

“HCEA is pleased to announce the addition of Earthmovers Construction Equipment to its North American dealer network,” says Shaun Galligan, HCEA district manager, Southeast. “With their two locations in central and south Florida, their years of experience in the industry and the support of the NED group behind them, Earthmovers should hit the ground running and help HCEA continue to grow its market presence here in North America.”

With the addition of this dealership, Hyundai’s North American network now includes more than 70 dealerships operating in more than 150 locations.

Lynx Equity buys Alpine Shredders

Toronto-based Lynx Equity Ltd. has acquired Alpine Shredders, a manufacturer of mobile shredding trucks headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario.

Lynx has acquired the company from George Doerr, a founding member of Alpine who acquired 100 percent of the company in 2015. He will remain with the company, according to a news release issued by Lynx. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We had only limited knowledge of the document destruction industry but, after meeting the team at Alpine Shredders, were immediately excited about the opportunity to expand our portfolio into this space,” says Eric Persi, vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Lynx Equity.

Doerr says, “The Alpine team is looking forward to being a part of the Lynx family and continuing its quest to lead the industry for mobile shredding equipment.”

From left: Astafan and Berardi

CM Shredders opens R&D facility

Sarasota, Florida-based CM Shredders’ new test lab and R&D facility will feature single-shaft and dual-shaft shredding systems from the company’s product line.

“The new test lab and R&D facility is an exciting new milestone in our long company history of fueling technology and innovation and the latest step in the process of expanding our business activities beyond our traditional tire shredding and tire recycling equipment,” CM Shredders General Manager Charles Astafan says.

The facility will develop and provide new products and processes for customers. A key focus will be providing application support in areas where “tough or exotic” materials traditionally create challenges for equipment and operators in size- reduction applications, CM Shredders says.

“Dedicated application engineers will work with our customers from all industries to solve their very specific issues,” says Martin Berardi, CEO of Bengal Machine, the owner of CM Shredders. “It will also give our clients the opportunity to attend hands-on demonstrations to help better understand processes [and] capabilities and see the quality delivered by CM Shredders’ systems firsthand.”

Bengal Machine, the parent company of New York-based Schutte Hammermill, which has developed an extensive line of hammer mills, lump breakers, crushers and shredders, acquired CM Shredders in late 2018.