Avis Industrial acquires IPS Balers

Avis and CP Group announce strategic international distributorship.

August 5, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products

Upland, Indiana-based Avis Industrial Corp., a privately held company with 10 subsidiaries throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, has acquired IPS Balers Inc., Baxley, Georgia, from the CP Group, San Diego.

IPS Balers is a manufacturer of ferrous, nonferrous, plastics and mixed fiber balers that has been serving the recycling industry for nearly two decades. Since 2008, IPS was a part of the CP Group of Cos., an international manufacturer of material recovery facilities and equipment, including disc screens, trommels, optical sorters and other material separation and recovery equipment.

With this acquisition, IPS becomes the third baler company owned by Avis Industrial, joining American Baler Co. and Harris Waste Management Group Inc.  Avis subject companies manufacture and sell shears, shredders, and compactors among other products in the recycling industry.

“We are pleased to add IPS to our baler manufacturing companies,” says Leland Boren, chairman and CEO of Avis Industrial. “The features that are exclusive to IPS machines, including the precompression lids, hinge sides and bale-tie two rams, are innovative and allow us to meet the requirements of even more customers in the recycling industry.”

In conjunction with this sale, Avis Industrial has named CP as a strategic international distributor, authorizing CP to sell all of the Avis baler lines.

CP President Terry Schneider says, “Six years ago, CP acquired IPS to offer customers a complete package to our sort systems. Now, as a distributor for Avis, we will be able to offer our customers even more baler solutions. CP looks forward to a long and mutually beneficial business relationship with Avis.”

Avis says that in return it will have direct access to CP sorting systems, including disc screens and optical sorters, among other MRF equipment components.

Boren says, “We are excited about future opportunities with CP, leveraging their MRF equipment and design solutions within our network.”

Avis Industrial Corp. is the parent company of these wholly owned subsidiaries:

  • AI International, Louisville, Kentucky;
  • American Baler Co., Bellevue, Ohio;
  • Crankshaft Machine Co., Jackson, Michigan;
  • CUMSA Corp., Matamoros, Mexico;
  • Edgerton Forge Inc., Edgerton, Ohio;
  • Harris Waste Management Group Inc., with locations in Cordele and Baxley, Georgia; San Antonio and Wiltshire, United Kingdom;
  • James Steel & Tube Co., Madison Heights, Michigan;
  • Pacific Forge Inc., Fontana, California;
  • Peninsular Cylinder Co. Inc., Roseville, Michigan; and
  • Sellick Equipment, Harrow, Ontario.

The CP Group of Cos. engineers, manufactures and installs material recovery facilities (MRFs) worldwide for a variety of sectors. Custom turnkey systems for residential recycling, commercial and industrial, municipal solid waste, engineered fuel, construction and demolition and electronic scrap processing are designed, installed and serviced by the group. CP Manufacturing, Krause Manufacturing, MSS and Advanced MRF comprise The CP Group.