wood grinder Articles

  • Tub grinders help city of bakersfield grow wood waste program

    In its early stages, the wood waste recycling program employed by the Solid Waste Division of Bakersfield’s Dept. of Public Works (DPW) was bare bones at best. Implemented as a means to both lower the volume of material going to landfill and, at the same time, generate a product that could be used by area residents, initial volumes collected and processed were relatively low. Processing was ...


    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

  • Detection of PCBs in wood

    MATRIX: Wood, reduced to fine shavings or sawdust ANALYTE: Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) LIMIT OF DETECTION: 2 ppm as Aroclor 1260 MATERIALS: PCB EnSys 12T Soil Test System, Equipment: Tools for reducing wood to fine particles (refer to sample treatment section below). SAMPLE ...


  • Detection of pentachlorophenol in wood

    MATRIX: Wood, reduced to fine shavings or sawdust ANALYTE: Pentachlorophenol (PCP) RANGE OF DETECTION: 1 to 100 ppm MATERIALS: Pentachlorophenol RaPID AssayÒ Kit and Sample Diluent Reagents: acetonitrile (pesticide grade). Equipment: reciprocating shaker, plastic bottles (polypropylene or high density ...


  • Addition of grinder completes the picture for Gerogia firm

    In the business world, there are those who wait for opportunity to knock and there are those, like Dennis Waters, who go out and create their own opportunities. The Allenhurst, GA business professional either heads up or is an investor in more than two dozen separate businesses throughout southeast Georgia and has built two of those companies - Dennis Waters Development Company and Dennis Waters ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • 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

  • Largest grinder “a perfect fit” for disaster recovery firm

    Bamaco, Inc. finds moving up in size means a lot more than just improved throughputs. The recent devastating ice storms in Kentucky and Arkansas once again raised awareness of nature's power and how helpless we are against it. Events like those, however, also spotlight the valuable role played by companies who come in during the recovery effort to help an area restore some semblance of ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Wood Waste Processing — Under Duress

    In mid-January 2012, a winter storm moving inland from the Pacific Ocean blanketed an 11-county area of Northwest Washington with several inches of heavy wet snow, followed by a thick layer of ice that coated everything from sidewalks to skyscrapers. Nicknamed “Snowmageddon,” by locals, the storm first walloped the Seattle and Tacoma metro areas, shattering a 60-plus-year record ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Wood Recycling Firms Shift Markets

    In 1995, Apollo Wood & Metal was one of the many wood processors in southern California struggling to survive the downturn in the cogeneration business. Today, Apollo, located in Fontana (about 40 miles east of Los Angeles), is an entirely different company. It has a new name, Apollo Wood Recovery, and a different market: medium density fiberboard (MDF). In fact, the only thing that hasn’t ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Things to Consider Before Purchasing a New Shredder, Grinder or Chipper

    When it comes to equipment for mulch producers, there’s good news and bad news. The good: There are numerous companies offering a wide range of horizontal grinders, tub grinders, shredders and other equipment and accessories to serve the ndustry.The bad: There are numerous companies offering a wide range of horizontal grinders, tub grinders, shredders and other equipment and accessories to ...

  • Wood, Yard Trimmings Recycler Grows by Heaps and Bounds

    GRIND-ALL has been in existence - in one form or another - since 1992. Originally owned by Paul Robins, and operated under the name East Coast Wood Recycling, the company, based in Mosely, Virginia near Richmond, was solely focused on selling wood products at the wholesale level. Three years later Robins joined forces with Robbie Urbine, whose expertise in retail sales allowed the company to open ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • How to select a chipper or grinder for your land-clearing projects

    Tips to find the right machine for your business Land clearing is a big business and requires the right equipment to process wood waste in an efficient manner. In most cases, contractors have a short window of opportunity to clear the trees, brush and undergrowth from a site in order to make way for the sitework to begin. Selecting the right equipment is important to help ...


    By Vermeer

  • Wood products company weathers the economic storm

    Working harder on improving systems, packaging efficiencies and product diversification, company carves out a path to broaden operations. AMID the economic slowdown, Rivard Companies in East Bethel, Minnesota has chosen to view these times not so much as problematic but rather as a time to rethink strategies. This has meant broadening the scope of their operation through new products and new ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Wood waste becomes bigger part of picture for Colorado materials recycler

    Since it entered the materials recycling arena in 1979, Oxford Recycling has successfully focused its efforts on bringing new life to concrete, asphalt and scrap tires. In 1999, the Englewood, Colorado-based company began taking in wood waste as part of its overall operation, and chose to subcontract the grinding part of that business. A recent significant upturn in volumes prompted Oxford’s ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Wood recycling is cornerstone of new Tallahassee C&D facility

    For better than four decades, the Williams family, owners of Marpan Supply, Inc., have been in the container services business in and around the Tallahassee area. And for the last 15 years or so, steady area growth meant that waste stream has been heavy with construction & demolition (C&D) debris. Seeing that, prompted Kim Williams, son of Marpan's owner and founder, to question the logic ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • 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

  • North Carolina firm offers full service land clearing: Morbark grinders provide backbone of operations for Shelton logging and chipping

    Stoneville, North Carolina - There are any number of critical facets to logging and land-clearing operations, including cutting, skidding, chipping, hauling, grubbing and grinding. To be able to provide support in any of these areas can prove both professionally and financially rewarding. To be able to offer customers the complete package - taking a prospective development from wooded area to ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • R.E. Martin tree services…Morbark grinders keep up with busy contractor in Loudoun County, VA

    Think, for a moment, about the fastest growing areas of the country and Loudoun County, VA, probably does not come to mind. Yet, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the northern Virginia county has led the nation in growth over the last four years, and other Virginia studies show the county responsible for 27 percent of all newly permitted residential units in that state. Such growth obviously ...


    By Morbark, LLC

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