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Femco Holdings LLC, Punxsutawney, Pa., says it has added two new locations that will provide machine and repair services for the company.
In Bismarck, N.D., Femco’s new facility will help service the shale drilling efforts in the Bakken formation with field service, emergency repair, custom manufacturing solutions and equipment parts sales. The facility will be led by David Polsfuss, who was been named VP of Operations, North Dakota. “This expansion was extremely critical for us as our customers were requesting our support in the region,” says Dan Rondeau, Femco president and CEO.
On the West Coast, Femco Holdings has acquired Precision Machine & Welding Inc., located in Olivehurst, Calif. According to Femco, the acquisition brings with it personnel with years of experience in the scrap and recycling industry, aggregate, and heavy equipment segments. Femco will retain Precision Machine’s current staff, including founder Larry Potter Jr. as the VP of operations, California.
“The partnership with Femco will help us expand our capabilities so we can provide additional services to our current customers and also allow us to expand into other market segments,” says Potter. “I view this as a win-win for everyone.”
The Bismarck and Olivehurst facilities join Femco facilities in Punxsutawney and Gladewater, Texas.
Femco is a diversified custom manufacturer of quality OEM and aftermarket parts and a provider of emergency repair services to a diverse group of industries, including the recycling, oil and gas, construction and mining and manufacturing sectors.
Liberty Tire Recycling, a Pittsburgh-based provider of tire recycling services, and tire maker Bridgestone Americas, Nashville, Tenn., are hosting an invitation-only event in late February designed to highlight the benefits of rubberized asphalt.
“Recycle Nashville: 2013” will take place Feb. 27, 2013, at Bridgestone Americas’ headquarters in Nashville. According to a news release from the two organizations, it will “gather transportation and environmental professionals, civic leaders and policymakers to learn more about scrap tire management in Tennessee and rubberized asphalt materials and applications.”
Speakers will include employees of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Road Builders Association.
“Locally sourcing recycled tire rubber for asphalt projects is a win-win for Tennessee at both the state and municipal levels,” says Jeffrey Kendall, CEO of Liberty Tire Recycling. “Rubberized asphalt provides a sustainable outlet for scrap tires and contributes to improved infrastructure in the form of longer-lasting, less expensive roadways.”
Sessions at Recycle Nashville: 2013 will consist of presentations on topics including “Scrap Tire Management in Tennessee, Scrap Tire Processing and Uses, Tennessee Asphalt Industry Overview, Tennessee Experience with Rubber and Modified Asphalt,” and “Rubberized Asphalt Materials and Applications.” The sessions have been designed to provide an overview of the advantages of rubberized asphalt, from enhanced safety and reduced tire noise to better crack resistance and cost savings.
“More than 300 million tires come off the roads annually, and while they may no longer be of use on a vehicle, they are still a valuable resource,” says Tim Bent, environmental director for Bridgestone Americas. “Our company is working to ensure that for every new tire we sell in the U.S., one spent tire—a tire that has been removed from use—is sent to another valuable purpose. If we are to succeed in reaching that goal, we must create, promote and encourage the use of spent tires in secondary markets, and rubberized asphalt has enormous potential for utilizing a large number of those tires that are discarded each year for an incredibly important product.”
Added to traditional asphalt, crumb rubber made from scrap tires comprises 8 to 22 percent of the binder and increases tensile strength, the two companies say.
“We encourage state and municipal engineers and road maintenance supervisors to take rubberized asphalt specifications from this event and put them into practice in Tennessee to save money without sacrificing performance,” Kendall adds.
Bulk Handling Systems (BHS), Eugene, Ore., has acquired Nihot Recycling Technology BV (Nihot), an Amsterdam-based company that designs and manufactures air sorting and separation equipment for the recycling, solid waste and other industries.
“We are very excited to welcome Nihot to the BHS family of companies,” says BHS CEO Steve Miller. “Having partnered with Nihot for a number of years, I have great respect for the company’s people and product quality. They are the best at what they do, and our new relationship will strengthen the integrated solutions that BHS offers its customers.”
“BHS and Nihot are similar in that both companies manufacture equipment to the highest levels of quality,” said Cees Duijn, director of Nihot. “Combining our technology, product offerings, global resources and expertise will enhance every function of our business. BHS has positioned itself as the premier systems provider. Nihot is excited to be joining this team and is looking forward to a prosperous partnership.”
Nihot has a global presence in providing air technology, with more than 500 operational installations worldwide. The company’s air separation technologies are used to sort a wide variety of material, including municipal solid waste (MSW), fuel generated from waste, construction and demolition materials, and biomass. “The acquisition gives BHS yet another resource to utilize as it continues to provide cutting-edge technologies for a wide range of processing needs,” BHS states in a late January news release.
BHS designs, engineers, manufactures and installs sorting systems and components for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries. BHS has built some of the biggest and most durable MRFs in the world – and they are achieving the highest throughput, recovery and purity rates in the industry. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Nihot Recycling Technology BV was established in 1945. Its products separate waste based on material density and volume, and can be used in a variety of applications including construction and demolition waste, refuse derived fuel (RDF), biomass, municipal solid waste and recyclables.
Screening and crushing equipment manufacturer McCloskey International, Peterborough, Ontario, continued its expansion in 2012, with 60 percent overall growth, a 30 percent increase in workforce and the addition of over 136,000 in square footage to its plants in Canada and Northern Ireland over the past year, the company reports.
In 2012 the Peterborough factory expanded its facility to house a new approximately 42,500 square feet of new warehouse and shipping/receiving building and additional space for production lines adding up to 78,000 square feet. Since 2008, the company says the footprint of the Canadian factory has increased by more than 50 percent, with five new buildings and production areas added within the past year. The plant in Ireland has been undergoing substantial growth as well over the course of 2012, the company adds .A 9,000-square-foot building was added as well as a 7,000-square-foot assembly building in Coalisland, Northern Ireland assembling the C38, I44, and I54 crushers.
In addition to its physical expansion, over the past twelve months the company says it has continued to add new international dealers across all regions to represent the number of new products that were added to the company’s portfolio.
“There have been many contributors to our success, but one of the greatest is the strength of our dealer base worldwide,” says Paschal McCloskey, president and CEO of McCloskey International. “Their enthusiasm for the products, industry knowledge and their understanding of what the customer needs is the engine behind our growth. We have 65 dealers and our goal in the next two years is to have 100. There is a lot of opportunity as we continue to grow our share of the markets worldwide, and explore new applications for our machines.”
The expansion will continue into 2013-2014 as the Peterborough plant will install new equipment valued over $1.2 million to continue to meet worldwide demand for its products across multiple industries in a variety of applications. The Tyrone plant will add conveyor construction to their production mix. McCloskey says the additional space will allow the company to keep pace with the anticipated continued double digit growth for 2013 – 2014.