Green Metals purchases baler from ATM Recyclingsystems

Green Metals purchases baler from ATM Recyclingsystems

Company to replace existing baler at its Georgetown, Kentucky, plant.


Pictured, from left: Navin Mangal of ATM Recycling Systems, Steve Cecil of Green Metals and ATM's Alexander Kugele and Alfred Ortner at the Insitute of Scrap Recycling Industries 2016 Convention & Exposition in Las Vegas


Austria-based ATM Recyclingsystems, represented in North America by Navin Mangal, based in San Antonio, announced the sale of a ArnoPress K 350-3 high-density three-ram baler to Toyota Tsusho Corp. subsidiary Green Metals Inc., headquartered in Georgetown, Kentucky, during the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) 2016 Convention & Exposition in Las Vegas.

Green Metals operates 22 enclosed scrap processing facilities in North America, including metals recycling plants in Indiana, West Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi and Ontario. The company handles recyclables generated by Toyota’s manufacturing operations throughout North America.

Steve Cecil, president of Green Metals, says the three-ram baling system, which will be installed in the company’s Georgetown plant, is the fourth machine the company has purchased from ATM Recyclingsystems. Green Metals currently operates a baler from ATM in Mississippi, a shear in Kentucky and a briquetter in West Virginia.

Green Metals will take delivery of the baler in approximately five months, Cecil says, adding that he expects the facility to process a minimum of 12,000 tons per month with the new piece of equipment. Green Metals will operate the baler for two shifts seven days per week.

Alfred Ortner, head of sales and service for ATM, says the baler can process up to 26 tons per hour and will use 20 percent to 30 percent less energy than the Georgetown plant’s existing baler.

Cecil says Green Metals has established a “very good relationship” with ATM. “We’ve been pleased with the support and service,” he says, adding that they are factors that contribute to the company’s repeat business with ATM.

Green Metals’ Georgetown baler is the oldest of its baling equipment, Cecil says. He adds that Green Metals will look to ATM for additional equipment replacements globally in the future.