McCloskey holds international equipment demonstration

McCloskey, Ontario, Canada, held its first multi-spread demonstration event at King Bros. Quarry in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, in November to highlight its equipment offerings. McCloskey says the demonstrations were an integral part of events tailored to familiarize both new and established dealers with the company’s latest products.

More than 70 attendees participated in guided tours and a Q&A session with McCloskey experts. The two-day event also featured factory tours of the Granville and Killyman facilities and a dealer forum.

For the demonstrations, McCloskey arranged the equipment in combinations of crushing, screening and stacking applications, with one dedicated to showcase the newest compact crushers on the market. Material varied over the three spreads and showed the end-product delivered in demolition and blasting applications.

The first demonstration featured a J44 jaw crusher, a C38 cone crusher, a 100-foot stacker and an S190 Triple Deck screener. The jaw was fed 600x600-millimeter blasted rock, producing output sizes at 3- to 4-inch-minus. That went into the cone, which McCloskey says outputs high-quality material at 24-millimeter-minus. The material then went to McCloskey’s S190 Triple Deck screener to deliver four products ranging from 22-millimeter-plus oversize to 12-millimeter-minus fines. The equipment working in tandem allowed dealers to observe the process from beginning to end for aggregate customers, McCloskey says.

The second demonstration area featured the J45 jaw crusher feeding crushed aggregate into the R155 reclaimer. Demonstrators fed the J45 material in at 500-millimeter-minus and it output 45-inch-minus to the screener, which then stockpiled three products ranging from 80-millimeter-plus to 30-millimeter-minus fines. The third demonstration area showcased new compact crushers, the I34R recirculating impact crusher and the J35 jaw crusher. McCloskey says the new crushers are able to move nimbly around tight spaces while crushing, can be easily transported site to site, and are uniquely suited to a number of applications, including aggregates, construction and demolition and recycling.

“We are deeply appreciative for the opportunity King Bros. gave us to demonstrate our equipment at their quarry. The perfect weather, combined with this perfect venue, made the event a resounding success on every level. We extend our sincere thanks to them, as well as to all those who joined us. We were delighted with the turnout,” says McCloskey International Sales Director Steve Walls. “The demonstrations, coupled with the dealer forum, have set a new model for us to assist dealers in developing and delivering high-productivity solutions for customers.”

People from more than 27 McCloskey Dealerships representing 21 countries attended the event.

Sierra to expand manufacturing facility

In response to demand for the Sierra REB line of two-ram balers and conveyors, Bakersfield, California-based Sierra International Machinery has announced a 24,000-square-foot expansion to its manufacturing facility in Jesup, Georgia. This expansion will allow Sierra to increase production and meet the demand for the full Sierra product line, the company says.

This will be the third expansion Sierra has added to its Georgia facility since it opened in 2008.

“We are proud to announce the expansion of our facility in Jesup, Georgia,” says John Sacco, the president and owner of Sierra International Machinery. “The success of our two-ram balers and conveyors in the waste sector has grown exponentially—far more than we initially anticipated—which can be largely contributed to our new REB-4 two-ram baler that has surpassed all expectations. With this type of growth, the expansion was necessary to meet the demand for the Sierra catalog.”

While every machine in the Sierra product line passes through the Georgia facility, every Sierra two-ram baler and conveyor is fully engineered, manufactured and assembled in Georgia. Sierra offers three different two-ram models, including the patent-pending REB-4 with dual-compression doors, along with many conveyor models. Once completed, Sierra’s Georgia manufacturing facility will be 72,000 square feet and will provide additional job opportunities in the Jesup area.

Eriez appoints new senior director of Asia-Pacific operations and strategy


Eriez Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development Lukas Guenthardt has announced that Jaisen Kohmuench was promoted to the newly created position of senior director of Asia-Pacific operations and strategy for the Erie, Pennsylvania-based company. In this new role, Kohmuench, who has been with Eriez for nearly two decades, will serve as part of the company’s corporate executive team.

Kohmuench has held numerous titles during his tenure with Eriez. He most recently concluded a three-year expatriate post as managing director of Eriez-Australia. As senior director of Asia-Pacific operations and strategy, Kohmuench’s expanded responsibilities include operational and strategic leadership for all Eriez Asia-Pacific subsidiaries, which consist of Australia, China and Japan.

“Jaisen’s extraordinary knowledge and expertise in Asia-Pacific markets, combined with his incredible drive and superior management skills, will be instrumental in taking our business to the next level in this area of the world,” Guenthardt says. “We are confident that his contributions, both as senior director of Asia-Pacific operations and strategy and as a member of our corporate executive team, will have a tremendous positive impact on Eriez’ overall success.”

Kohmuench attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science and a doctorate in mining and minerals engineering. He also holds a Professional Engineer’s certification.

During his career, Kohmuench has been the recipient of numerous awards, written scores of technical papers and made dozens of professional presentations at various domestic and international conferences, the company says. He recently co-chaired Eriez’ first Asian-Pacific Agents Conference (APAC) in Tianjin, China. This event brought together Eriez representatives and sales staff from Asia-Pacific markets to collaborate and strategize growth initiatives.

Shred-Tech partners with Camec

Shredder manufacturer Shred-Tech, headquartered in Cambridge, Ontario, has announced its exclusive North American strategic partnership with Camec SRL, Cittadella, Italy. Camec designs and manufactures turnkey shredding and recycling systems for industrial and municipal waste processing as well as standalone equipment such as shredders, compactors, granulators and handling machinery.

Shred-Tech will be the exclusive distributor for Camec’s GL, GR, GS and GRR lines of single-shaft shredders and the MG line of granulators in the U.S. and Canada.

Camec operates from an 80,000-square-foot facility in Italy and is fully equipped to design and manufacture complete systems in-house, Shred-Tech states in a news release announcing the partnership. The company says its focus on research and development over the past 25 years ensures an innovative approach to solving difficult customer problems. It serves the tire, e-scrap, aluminum, ferrous, copper cable, plastics, wood and paper recycling sectors.

Established in 1978, Shred-Tech designs and manufactures mobile and stationary shredding and recycling systems, having installed more than 6,000 shredding and recycling systems worldwide. The company also has operations in Apex, North Carolina, and in Thailand, as well as distributors in the U.K., Australia and Japan.

Fuchs adds to North American dealer network

Fuchs, with North American headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, has announced the appointment of Hoffman Equipment, headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey, as the authorized Fuchs distributor for its full line of material handlers in 11 counties in southern New York, the entire state of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania.

Hoffman Equipment President Tim Watters says, “We are so excited to be named the Fuchs dealer for southern New York, New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. Fuchs is the leading supplier of material handling equipment in the industry, and we are proud to be part of their team.”

He continues, “Hoffman’s success depends on our continued commitment to product support, and we look forward to growing Fuchs’ share of this dynamic market.”

Hoffman will sell and service the Fuchs brand out of all of its facilities.

“I am delighted the Fuchs team has secured Hoffman as a Fuchs distributor,” says Tim Gerbus, the North American Fuchs sales director. “Hoffman has been providing best-in-class service in New Jersey, southern New York and eastern Pennsylvania since 1920. They provide complete customer service to all their market segments and have extensive knowledge and experience in the material handling industry.”