hog grinder Articles

  • Contractor’s grinder upgrade opens doors for new opportunities

    For Jim Soukup, president of Soukup Construction, Inc., upgrading his grinder fell into the category of a “no-brainer.” A combination of less-than-ideal performance and growing maintenance costs made their existing grinder inefficient, if not altogether ineffective. Making the move to a bigger, more productive unit, a Morbark Model 4600 Wood Hog horizontal grinder, has not only vastly improved ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Standardizing grinder line helps Richmond firm reduce costs

    Wood waste processors, like most professionals, are experts at adapting to changing times, conditions or economics. That change will, of course, vary according to the situation at hand: if the issue is transportation-related, they will work to shorten routes or find more fuel-efficient vehicles; if the issue is cost, they will find a way to do things more efficiently; and so on. For Grind-All ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Napa valley recycler’s growth prompts move to new grinder: Tub grinder provides much-needed increase in productivity, opens doors for additional work

    Recycling professionals realize — indeed they sometimes count on the fact — that very little in the industry stays the same. Customers come and go. Markets develop or dry up. Prices fluctuate, often wildly. The consummate recycling professional with an eye on success is one who can anticipate these changes to the best of his or her ability and then react accordingly. For Bob Pestoni, that has ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Completing the Cycle: Composters, Wood Grinders Find Expansion Opportunities

     Composters, Wood Grinders Find Expansion Opportunities Interesting evolutions have taken place over the past ten years in the organics processing industry. Sites that opened to compost yard trimmings gradually transitioned into processing woody materials, while wood processors expanded into the composting arena. Other businesses that started with no plans for recycling wood discovered ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mobility is key in landclearing effort theft of grinder from jobsite leads to change in approach to processing.

    One of the oldest adages around says that everything happens for a reason. And although it is hard to accept at the time, an unfortunate event can often turn out to be the proverbial blessing in disguise. Such apparently has been the case for Sunshine Land Design, which, since the theft of one of its main pieces of grinding equipment, has moved to a track-mounted horizontal grinder, dramatically ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Carolina contractor meets Charleston area growth head on: Gary Otter construction finds horizontal grinder ups production, broadens scope of work

    Charleston, South Carolina is unique in a number of ways, not the least of which is the obvious European-influenced charm of its downtown area. It is also the target location for retirees seeking a place to establish a permanent residence in a moderate climate for the autumns of their lives. While the same can be said for myriad locations in Florida and Arizona, the Charleston area differs in one ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Company excels at handling massive volumes in Florida cleanup effort: Gainesville firm brings grinding expertise to bear in aftermath of hurricanes

    Generally speaking, Floridians are a fairly accepting and resourceful lot — accepting of the fact that they occasionally have to deal with hurricanes and the damage associated with them; resourceful in their ability to spring back from a storm’s unbelievably daunting challenges. However, the hurricane season of 2004 may well be remembered not only as one of the most active in recorded history, ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Grinding out progress in Florida`s hurricane cleanup

    The recent onslaught of Florida's west coast, central region and, most recently, panhandle by Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan, demanded extraordinary efforts by companies charged with the cleanup. Spearheading that effort, Brooksville, Florida-based Grubbs Emergency Services LLC, has contracted with scores of subcontractors to reduce the massive volumes of felled trees, severed limbs and ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Need for better control fuels Carolina firm`s growth

    Don't let the friendly demeanor, amicable personality and warm handshake fool you: Brett Henry has a keen eye for business and a willingness to act on it. The president and owner of W.B. Henry Contracting recognizes an opportunity from a long way off, knows how to grow his business, and appreciates what equipment will serve him best in doing so. As a result, his company is one of the busiest ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Grinding out progress in Florida’s hurricane cleanup

    The recent onslaught of Florida’s west coast, central region and, most recently, panhandle by Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan, demanded extraordinary efforts by companies charged with the cleanup. Spearheading that effort, Brooksville, Florida-based Grubbs Emergency Services LLC, has contracted with scores of subcontractors to reduce the massive volumes of felled trees, severed limbs and ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Size Reduction Equipment Review

    Untitled Document LAST YEAR, BioCycle was approached by CalRecovery, Inc. - a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Change in Grinding Approach Yields Huge Upturn in Production

    In construction, there is one tenet that rings true for everyone from the smaller general contractor doing residential work, to the largest heavy highway firms at work today: having the right tool for the right job can be key to any project’s success. When that project is — dollar for dollar — one of the largest in the country,the importance of adhering to that rule grows ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Anticipating change, Texas grinding firm explores options

    To be a wood waste grinder in Texas - particularly in a large metropolitan area like Houston - is to have access to some truly impressive volumes of material. A growing economy, strong regional development and a favorable climate create a 'perfect storm' of sorts, for companies who rely on a steady stream of wood waste and green waste to succeed. For Ted Lewis, one of the Houston area's largest ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Recycler thrives by advancing the state of his industry

    As a 14-year-old schoolboy, Dave Zwicky was given the chance to realize his dreams by a local banker who saw real potential in a young man’s goal of becoming a successful excavating contractor. Backed by the banker and a co-signer, young Dave bought his first piece of equipment, a backhoe, and never looked back. After 30 years in business, Zwicky shifted his company’s focus to organic recycling ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Florida recycling operation grinds out profits with high-production machine

    A green waste recycling business started in South Florida in 2001 is already showing signs of success in its founding year. At a site located near growing population centers and equipped with productive and reliable equipment, Nu-Way Recycling Corp. is perfectly positioned to capitalize on its production capacity while at the same time diverting a sizeable stream of organic waste from landfills ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Maryland firm clears 200 acres for new quarry construction Baltimore-area project demands planning, execution and an arsenal of tree clearing/processing equipment

    In his 28 years in business, Bob Orndorff has done a lot of site prep projects — and his fair share of larger site prep projects. However, he is quick to admit that, until now, he has never cleared a site for construction of a quarry, and the one his is currently doing, in the Baltimore suburb of Jessup, MD, is one of the largest projects he has ever undertaken. His company, RLO Contractors, Inc. ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Storm steers contractor to new location, new vocation

    Given their destructive nature and potential for tragedy, there's no denying the devastating effect hurricanes can have a on peoples' lives. Every now and then, however, a person's life is positively impacted as a result of hurricane-related circumstances. When George Barr came to South Carolina immediately after Hurricane Hugo in 1989, he did so thinking he'd be playing a role in the cleanup, ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Renewable energy marketplace

    ALLU Group markets two types of equipment for use in biomass energy operations. The ALLU Screener Crusher bucket attaches to a front-end loader. The bucket is designed to aerate, crush, screen and mix at one time. The Screener Crusher has a rigid steel frame, onto which horizontally rotating screening and crushing drums are mounted. All the drums rotate in the same direction. There are several ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Waste not in Asheville

    Asheville, North Carolina, has gained a national reputation as a hub of local and artisanal foods. In fact, the local foods movement in this Southern Appalachian city has become so embedded in the community consciousness that the city has dubbed itself “the world’s first Foodtopian Society.” There are hundreds of unique restaurants, dozens of bakeries, breweries and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Fire prevention strategies, storm cleanup

    WHEN IT comes to the importance of clearing dead and diseased trees as a fire prevention step, Wayne Williams of San Diego County, California is living (and breathing) it. “I was walking around the fire zone, and where residents had cleared spaces around their homes, the house was usually saved,” says Williams. “Houses without a firebreak, or on a ridge (where fire can leap out of a canyon), were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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