Builtrite expands its product portfolio with the acquisition of Lemco Hydraulics

Two Harbors, Minnesota-based Builtrite Holdings LLC has acquired Hill City, Minnesota-based Lemco Hydraulics, a designer and producer of truck-mounted and stationary material handlers and a line of material handling attachments.

The acquisition positions Builtrite to provide its own branded equipment for the recycling and waste sectors, the Lemco line and the line of scrap material handling attachments made by Wisconsin-based SAS Forks, which Builtrite acquired in 2017.

Dean Christensen founded Lemco in 1967. It is now managed by his son Bruce Christensen, who will continue to serve as Lemco’s president, Builtrite says in its announcement of the acquisition. Lemco products are marketed and sold to the solid waste and recycling industry and to the forestry, logging and saw mill; municipal services; utilities; mining; and other sectors.

Bill Van Sant, executive chair and CEO of Builtrite, says the combination of the two brands ensures customers have access to a full suite of products. Builtrite says it plans to increase manufacturing capacity at its factory in Two Harbors to produce Lemco and Builtrite products. The increase in capacity will fulfill expected revenue growth as the new Lemco-Builtrite alliance gains traction.

BPS bag fillers promise accuracy

Brunswick, Ohio-based Best Process Solutions Inc. (BPS) says its new bulk bag fillers are designed to fill any size bulk bag with accuracy while offering what it calls years of trouble-free maintenance.

BPS’ Model BBF loader features an inflatable fill head that offers a dust-free seal when loading, a dust port with dust cartridge and manually adjustable bag supports for varying bag heights.

BPS manufactures a line of custom-engineered, bulk processing equipment and systems. The company serves a range of dry processing industries, including the recycling and aggregates sectors.

Interseroh, Erema join forces on plastics recycling method

German recycling and waste management firm Interseroh and the Austria-based equipment company Erema will jointly market a cascade extrusion system called Corema, designed to allow users to produce what the firms call “tailor-made recycling compounds for high-quality applications in one step.”

Interseroh says with Corema, additives, modifiers and inorganic fillers can be added in the range of 0.25 percent to 40 percent as needed, comparable with virgin plastics compounding.

The cascade extrusion system offers several additional environmental benefits, including the ability to produce Procyclen recycled plastics while saving up to 50 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that making virgin plastics from crude oil would create, according to Interseroh.

Remcon Plastics creates eco-friendly, heavy-duty bins

Remcon Plastics Inc., Reading, Pennsylvania, has launched its new eco-friendly, heavy-duty, high-bulk-density reusable polyethylene bins.

The company says the new product line includes two distinct heavy-duty bins. The HBD-TR bin comes with a detachable lid and an optional drainage plug. The HBD-FB bin provides the same features with the addition of a detachable pallet for stackability, saving on the backhaul of empty containers.

“Our unique design optimization process enables us to unlock significant savings for our customers, particularly in areas they may have completely overlooked,” says Remcon President and CEO Peter Connors.

Triple-walled corrugated high-bulk-density containers cost in excess of $80 per bin, Connors says. “Our reusable containers can pay for themselves with as few as four to five uses. The long life of these containers has a significant impact on sustainability because they severely reduce the amount of corrugated material going to landfills,” he adds.

The Remcon bins can be used for storing and transporting products such as scrap metals and ceramic powders, the company says. The bins can hold up to 6,000 pounds and are Food and Drug Administration and United States Department of Agriculture compliant for storage, in-process handling and shipping.