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November 9, 2015

Hartl forms North American business unit

Hartl Crusher, an Austrian crushing and screening equipment manufacturer, has formed Hartl Crusher North America LLC, based in Henderson, Nevada. Martin Hartl will serve as vice president of the new subsidiary of Hartl Crusher, which has been in business for more than 40 years.

Hartl says the launch of Hartl Crusher North America is the result of intensive marketing and customer research over the past few years across North America to enable the company to invest in its goals of creating a long-term success in a vital world market.

Hartl Crusher North America will support and service the company’s existing and new customers and dealers in the U.S. and Canada. The location will offer a central spare parts depot, training center and demo area to provide a solid base for long-term support and success of the Hartl Crusher product range, the company says.

Hartl says the newly formed subsidiary will hold the same mission as its parent company, which is to offer the “best market products through a selected dealer network, backed up through professional factory support.”

Martin Hartl says, “The Hartl history in the United States goes back to the 1980s when my father Franz and his brother Adolf Hartl started to market their skid, wheel and later track-mounted crushers along with their screeners and recycling plants.”


California’s Monterey Regional Waste Management District selects BHS for multiline MRF

The Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD), Marina, California, has chosen Eugene, Oregon-based Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) to design, manufacture and install its new materials recovery facility (MRF). The multiline system is slated to open in September 2016 and is designed to process more than 30 tons per hour (tph) of single-stream recyclables, 40 tph of mixed waste and 40 tph of construction and demolition (C&D) materials.

The MRWMD serves an 853-square-mile area in western coastal Monterey County. In 2012, it opened the country’s first Smartferm dry anaerobic digestion facility to convert organics into electricity and compost. The MRF announcement continues the organization’s leadership and will support the 75 percent diversion goal adopted by the district board, as well as the state of California’s 75 percent diversion goal by 2020.

The system features two infeeds: one for C&D materials and one for either single stream or mixed waste. A BHS bag breaker, Debris Roll screens and Nihot single drum separators are designed to provide the flexibility to process both material types in the mixed materials line. Also featured are polishing screens and NRT optical sorters, including an NRT FiberPure system, designed to maximize the recovery and purity of fiber and containers. The system also will recover organics, glass, wood and aggregates.

“This advanced system highlights the increased demand for flexible processing,” says BHS CEO Steve Miller. “Screen, air and optical sorting are working together to process either single stream or mixed materials with high recovery rates. The MRWMD continues to show leadership in solid waste management, including anaerobic digestion, and should be an example for other communities throughout the country to follow. They have aggressive goals and are implementing state-of-the-art technology to divert 75 percent of incoming materials from a variety of material streams.”


Paladin merges Jewell, CWS lines into portfolio

Paladin Attachments, a Dexter, Michigan-based manufacturer of couplers and attachments, has announced the integration of CWS Industries and Jewell Manufacturing into its North American business operations.

Jewell Manufacturing, based in Portland, Oregon, provides machines and attachments designed for harsh environments, including the demolition, scrap recycling, construction, forestry and material handling industries.

Canada-based CWS makes attachments for the construction, mining, forestry and oil and gas markets. The company has been providing its equipment to customers for more than five decades. Prior to the integration, CWS had been a Paladin distributor in western Canada since being acquired in 2012 by Oak Brook, Illinois-based International Equipment Solutions (IES), Paladin’s parent company.

The addition of both brands supports Paladin’s “continued product diversification objectives and improves its presence in the market as the largest manufacturer of coupler systems and attachment tools,” the company says.

Mike Flannery, vice president and general manager of Paladin, says, “The additions of CWS Industries and Jewell Manufacturing, coupled with the previously announced acquisition of Kodiak Manufacturing, as well as implementation of our organic growth strategies, will catapult Paladin to new heights in achieving unique levels of customer satisfaction.”


Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. expands distribution network in Pacific Northwest

Liebherr Construction Equipment Co., Newport News, Virginia, has signed a new dealer agreement with Orion Equipment Co.Orion Equipment is responsible for the promotion, sales and service for the full line of Liebherr earthmoving and material handling equipment in the states of Washington and Oregon.

Orion Equipment and its affiliated businesses have been serving as an authorized dealer and distributor for numerous manufacturers for more than 30 years. The company has an extensive customer portfolio operating in heavy and civil construction, logging and forestry, demolition, scrap and recycling industries combined with numerous local, state and federal governments. Offering sales, parts, equipment rental, overhaul and repair services from its Seattle and Vancouver, Washington, locations, Orion says it has a large inventory of construction machinery and parts.

Van Ruiter, president and CEO of Orion, says, “The breadth and depth of the product lines that Liebherr offers, coupled with their exceptional quality, makes it the partner for the unique construction, demolition and material handling needs of this region. In addition to typical commercial and residential construction, the Pacific Northwest also includes ports, large infrastructure projects, logging and other regionally specific industries that Liebherr equipment is uniquely designed to handle.”

Peter Mayr, president of Liebherr Construction Equipment, adds, “We are very excited for this new business relationship and look forward to working with the team at Orion Equipment. Their corporate values are similar to those of Liebherr. Their professional approach and their focus to provide excellent service are assets that Liebherr customers will benefit from.”


Benlee conducts safety and operations training

Romulus, Michigan-based roll-off trailer manufacturer Benlee held its first roll-off trailer safety and operations training session Sept. 17, 2015. The free training was open to all customers.

According to the company, the training session was well-attended, included some of the largest U.S. scrap metal companies and provided classroom and “hands-on” operational training. Benlee says it was attended by a diverse group from various parts of the U.S. and Canada made up of company owners, safety directors, owner operators, service personnel and drivers.

Benlee says it will continue to hold future such styled events to help promote safety and operations.


Bandit adds three new dealers

Bandit Industries Inc., Remus, Michigan, has announced its continued effort to add to its network of dealers in North America with the addition of three new dealers. Each location will offer Bandit equipment and support and service to the wood processing equipment company’s customers. The three new Bandit dealers are located in Alabama, Georgia and northwestern U.S.

Leeds, Alabama-based Southland Machinery is central and northern Alabama’s source for construction equipment sales, service and parts, including Bandit small equipment. Southland specializes in excavators, skid steers, wheel loaders, telehandlers, rough terrain and industrial forklifts, backhoe loaders, off-highway dump trucks and Bandit hand-fed chippers and stump grinders.

FMI Equipment, Spokane Valley, Washington, is a locally owned small business serving eastern Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana. The company is a fully authorized dealer for Terex compact equipment, Takeuchi, Echo/Shindaiwa, Scag, Exmark and Bandit hand-fed chippers and stump grinders. With more than 100 years of combined experience in logging, compact equipment, construction and landscape industries, Bandit says FMI is well prepared to handle its customers’ equipment needs.

Yancey Bros. Co., Austell, Georgia, is the source of large Bandit equipment for the state of Georgia, from the Appalachians to the Atlantic. In business for more than 100 years, and with more than 20 dealer locations, Yancey Bros. has remained committed to offering equipment and support to keep up with its customers’ changing needs, Bandit says.

Yancey Bros. will offer Bandit’s complete lines of whole tree chippers, forestry mowers and The Beast horizontal grinders. Bandit Industries is a wood processing equipment company that offers a complete line of small equipment, including hand-fed chippers, stump grinders and skid-steer loader attachments.


Sparta awarded contract for Wisconsin C&D MRF

Sparta Manufacturing, based in Notre-Dame, New Brunswick, has been awarded the contract to provide professional design, construction, and installation services for a turnkey construction and demolition (C&D) material recovery facility (MRF) sorting system at the Dane County Landfill site in Madison, Wisconsin.

Sparta Manufacturing is providing the overall system design, integration and installation of all equipment, as well as the manufacturing of all conveyors, sort lines and steelworks package. Integrated in this system is vibratory technology from Crystal Lake, Illinois-based General Kinematics—the finger-screen and de-stoner air classifier/density separator, for screening and separation.

This new C&D MRF, designed to accommodate up to 350 tons per day of C&D waste, will be installed in Dane County’s waste transfer station building, which is undergoing a building modification and expansion to house its new facility.

Landfill Reduction And Recycling Inc., a Wisconsin-based C&D waste management recycling company, will be operating the facility through an innovative public/private partnership with Dane County.

The Sparta dual processing line C&D recycling system has been designed to provide maximum opportunity to efficiently separate the growing urban and commercial C&D waste stream into several material types. The leading recyclable products include: clean wood, mixed aggregates, metals, cardboard, shingles and alternate daily cover.


KPI-JCI employee honored for military support

Ryan Newman, director of parts for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, (KPI-JCI/AMS), Yankton, South Dakota, has been honored with the Patriotic Employer Award for ongoing support of servicemen and women in the National Guard and Reserve Force.

Newman was recognized for providing outstanding support to a member of the National Guard or Army Reserve by the South Dakota Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR) organization. Newman was nominated by Kyle LaCroix, an outside parts sales representative and a sergeant in the 960th Quartermaster Company of the Army Reserves.

LaCroix, who has worked for KPI-JCI since March 2014, says he appreciates working for an employer that makes it easy for him to serve his country while finding success in a civilian job.

“It means so much to have a supportive employer, as well as a manager like Ryan Newman,” says LaCroix. “I know it can be difficult to allow an employee to take off two weeks in the summer with no replacement, but Kolberg-Pioneer has been completely understanding of my military obligation.”

Newman says, “Kyle has been an exemplary employee, and the skills he brings from his military service—such as leadership, responsibility, pride in his work, discipline and professionalism—are invaluable to the company. We are proud to support him as he serves our country and are glad to go above and beyond what is required to support our men and women in the military.”


Hyundai introduces Tier 4 Final-compliant excavators to North American market

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas (CEA) Inc., Norcross, Georgia, has introduced its new 9A series of Tier 4 Final-compliant compact excavators to the United States and Canada.

The machines range from 1.7 to 8.2 metric tons, and include the mini R17Z-9A, R25Z-9A, R35Z-9A, R55-9A and R60CR-9A models and the mini R80CR-9A model.

“The new Hyundai 9A series compact excavators are all about bringing big power to small spaces,” says Corey Rogers, marketing manager, Hyundai CEA. “Each model features an environmentally friendly engine that provides impressive performance and reduced fuel consumption. Our customers in the building, landscaping, road and bridge, site prep and underground markets in particular will appreciate the hefty power, durability and reliability of these compact machines, along with their ability to work productively in confined spaces.”

The Hyundai 9A series models R17Z-9A and R25Z-9A are powered by Kubota engines, and the R35Z-9A, R55-9A, R60CR-9A and R80CR-9A are powered by Yanmar engines. Hyundai says both the Kubota and Yanmar engines provide efficient fuel combustion and reduced noise.

9A series models are available in six weight classes: 1.7, 2.5, 3.5, 5.5, 6.0 and 8.2 metric tons.

“The Hyundai 9A series compact excavators are designed for maximum performance, precision and versatility, with features and technology that make the operating experience more comfortable, more ergonomic and more user-friendly,” Rogers says.