March 28, 2018 – Machinex is proud to announce that the Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority (SOCRRA) material recovery facility has been fully operational since mid-January. Located in Troy, Michigan, the new single-stream system plans to double its capacity from 15,000 to 30,000 tons per year from the old dual stream. Material is coming from several surrounding municipalities in the state of Michigan.
The construction of this facility, including building coordination and equipment, was granted to Machinex after a public bid in 2017. The expansion of the building has been entrusted to Cambridge Companies, a reputable company with extensive experience in the construction of sorting facilities. The existing building has been expanded to include new tipping floor space as well as a new, two-level education room.
‘’This project has been an exciting challenge for Machinex since it was the first, complete turnkey project, including the building expansion, that we were managing. We are extremely pleased with the workflow throughout the project’s preparation which has been a success thanks to the excellent collaboration we have had from Cambridge, Leadpoint and SOCRRA.” says Chris Hawn, CEO of Machinex Technologies Inc.
The new system has a 15 tons per hour capacity and includes sorting technologies such as a two-deck MACH OCC screen, a MACH One ONP screen, a MACH Ballistic separator as a finishing device, a ferrous magnet, a Machinex Eddy Current separator, a 3 cubic yard waste compactor, and a glass cleanup system.
When evaluating the operational needs of the MRF, SOCRRA decided to move forward with the staffing solutions from LeadPoint USA. “Leadpoint’s high-performance work team model is now in place at the SOCRRA facility, bringing the operation to full staffing levels,” said Todd Hubbard, Leadpoint’s director of business development.
“SOCRRA has been extremely happy with our new MRF. Machinex and Cambridge were very professional partners throughout the process of designing, building and operating our MRF. While the MRF was being built, we sent our senior operating manager of employees and mechanics to the Machinex main office in Quebec to receive training on how to operate and maintain the MRF. That training was invaluable as we started up our MRF. Machinex also had a start-up team on site for our initial operations. The MRF is producing higher quality materials than what was produced by our old dual stream MRF. Every Machinex and Cambridge employee was professional and easy to deal with and they worked extremely well with SOCRRA employees. Machinex has also been easily available to help us solve the few operating issues that we have experienced since start-up.” comments Jeff McKeen, General Manager at SOCRRA.
In the early 1980s, Machinex became the first company in Canada to design machinery for material recycling facilities. The company immediately established itself as a leader in designing profitable, quality recycling sorting systems. Today, Machinex is still a world leader in the industry, developing cutting edge sorting, waste management, and recycling technology. Over the years, their experts have designed and installed over 350 turnkey facilities in partnership with leading MRFs in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia.
Karine Moreau, Marketing Manager
Machinex Industries Inc.
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