Doosan names top dealers of 2018

Doosan Infracore North America LLC, Suwanee, Georgia, has announced its top-performing equipment dealerships of 2018. According to the company, these Doosan dealer enterprises have demonstrated high-quality customer service in providing exceptional sales, parts and services to their customers, scoring well on their annual dealer performance reviews:

  • Barry Equipment, Webster, Massachusetts;
  • Best Line Equipment, Allentown, Pennsylvania;
  • Bobcat of Buffalo, Lockport, New York;
  • Bobcat of Mandan, Mandan, North Dakota;
  • Bobcat of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska;
  • Capital Tractor Inc., Greenwich, New York;
  • Earthworks Equipment, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan;
  • Equipment East, Dracut, Massachusetts;
  • Gateway Bobcat of St. Louis, Valley Park, Missouri;
  • Paul Equipment, Balmoral, New Brunswick; and
  • Wilson Equipment, Central Point, Oregon.

“Our top Doosan dealerships are being recognized for their continued success in sales, parts and service,” Doosan Director of Dealer Management and Marketing Todd Roecker says. “These enterprises worked hard in 2018 to ensure they met or exceeded our expectations for serving our Doosan customers. We thank them for their hard work and dedication to ensuring our customers have the best experience at the local dealership.”

Representatives from the top Doosan dealers earned a spot on the Doosan Dealer Advisory Council, a group of individuals that serve as a resource for Doosan Infracore North America and provide feedback to the Doosan leadership team.

Stanley completes Paladin acquisition

The Stanley Infrastructure division of Stanley Black & Decker Inc., New Britain, Connecticut, has announced the finalization of its acquisition of Paladin Attachments and Pengo Attachments. The acquisition does not include the Genesis line of attachments, with that brand remaining part of Oak Brook, Illinois-based International Equipment Solutions LLC (IES).

According to an August 2018 news release from IES, the original deal included the acquisition of Genesis and was valued at $690 million. The final transaction, as announced by Stanley Black & Decker Inc. in March, does not include the Genesis line, and no acquisition cost is mentioned.

Matt Roney is now the chief operating officer of Stanley Infrastructure. “As part of Stanley Black & Decker, Paladin and Pengo Attachments will remain committed to their core strategic imperatives related to their people and customers,” he says.

Doug Redpath, president of Stanley Infrastructure, comments, “I’m thrilled we are bringing together these great industrial businesses that believe in manufacturing high-quality products and delivering world-class customer service. Together we will reduce complexity for our existing customers and foster channel expansion and broader assortments for new customers and end users.”

The Stanley Infrastructure division now includes the Paladin and Pengo brands, along with the Stanley, LaBounty and Dubuis brands in that business unit. Other brands within the Paladin family include FFC, Jewell and Sweepster.

Fire Rover receives industrial safety award

Fire Rover, West Bloomfield, Michigan, received a prize for its fire elimination technology at The Edison Awards, which were conferred April 4 in New York City. The Edison Awards are given out annually by Palos Park, Illinois-based Edison Universe, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering future innovators.

Fire Rover’s technology uses heat detection, remote-controlled suppression and 24/7 live monitoring services to protect businesses from the threat of fire. The company’s technology is used in a number of business applications, including in the waste and recycling sectors.

“Once again, the winners created innovations that are revolutionizing industries and becoming indispensable. One of the game-changing winners, Fire Rover, was recognized as a true innovator in industrial safety,” says Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

A panel of more than 3,000 business executives, including past award winners, academics and leaders in the product development, design, engineering, science and medical fields, judged the nominees.

Midwest Fiber invests in $3 million upgrade

Midwest Fiber Recycling, Normal, Illinois, plans to invest $3 million in equipment additions and upgrades at its material recovery facility (MRF). According to a company news release, the upgrade will enable the facility to more efficiently sort materials and remove contamination and increase its processing capabilities. Bulk Handling Systems, Eugene, Oregon, a designer of single-stream recycling systems, supplied the equipment for this upgrade.

Midwest Fiber is a family-owned single-stream processor in central Illinois. The company reports that the investment translates into a 33 percent increase in the plant’s recycling capabilities, giving Midwest Fiber and the communities and clients it serves the ability to divert increasing amounts of material away from landfills. Midwest Fiber receives single-stream materials from throughout central Illinois and has more than 700 trucks delivering material per month.

This marks Midwest Fiber’s third expansion since the MRF opened in 2011. Midwest Fiber says it has invested more than $5 million in plant expansions in the last seven years.

“Even though our facility is still fairly new, we strive to continue to keep up with the changing markets and material streams coming into our facility,” says Todd Shumaker, vice president of sales and marketing for Midwest Fiber. “With the addition of three new pieces of equipment and upgrades to others, we can continue to achieve these goals.

“The material stream is constantly changing,” he adds. “With more online purchases, we are seeing more cardboard than ever before, and we needed to adjust for that.”

Wendt supplies shredder to Newco

St. John’s, Newfoundland-based Newco Metal & Auto Recycling has commissioned an M6090 modular automobile shredder plant and nonferrous separation system from Buffalo, New York-based Wendt Corp.

The installation represents Newco’s first automobile shredder and offers new market opportunities for processing the company’s scrap metal, according to a news release from Wendt.

Newco was founded in 1992 and was acquired in 2010 by current owner Bob Anstey. In the past nine years, Anstey has worked to help grow and expand the company by “modernizing it” with new equipment and technology.

Newco has 12 locations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and serves more than 100 municipalities by providing ferrous and nonferrous metals cleanup services of landfills and industrial sites.

Being on an island, Newco “faced transportation obstacles and high freight charges,” which initially sparked the company’s interest in purchasing a shredder, Wendt states in the news release.

“I could see the trouble that we were getting into with not having enough transportation to move the product to a market and the inefficient way we were doing it by putting it on trucks and shipping it off,” Anstey says. “We couldn’t keep going that way because all of our profits were getting eaten up by transportation.”

After purchasing a shredder from another manufacturer, Newco initially came to Wendt for a downstream system to pair with it.

“The shredder that I previously purchased, we were getting terrible service from and we decided not to go ahead with it,” Anstey states. “We decided to buy the full shredding system and full downstream from Wendt because they were giving us great service.”

Newco’s Wendt M6090 automobile shredder features a disc rotor from Bowe Machine Co., Bettendorf, Iowa, and a 2,500-horsepower DC motor. The shredding plant is equipped with an infeed conveyor, dual magstand with electromagnetic drums and a ballistic separator. The plant’s modular design includes a prefabricated motor enclosure and platform, remote prewired e-house, control pulpit and structural steel frame that allows the shredder to be installed on a flat concrete pad.

The nonferrous recovery system includes two eddy current separators to recover aluminum and three Tomra Finders to recover insulated copper wire and stainless steel.