On Friday, August 31st, 2018 North Davidson Garbage Service and Recycling Center’s 20 TPH single stream recycling system, originally built by Green Machine®, was consumed by flames caused by an undetermined combustion, resulting in the material on the tip floor to ignite. The owners of NDGS wrestled with the decision to rebuild their facility.
“With commodity markets in the tank and wage increases, we really considered calling it a day,” said Brad Everhart, co-owner of NDGS. “Having built our previous plant in 2010, we were confident that advancements in Green Machine’s® single-stream system designs, coupled with our tight operation, would ensure profitability despite unfavorable market conditions. With Green Machine’s® experience building fully-integrated recycling systems and attention to our needs, there was no doubt we wanted to work with them again.”
“When something devastating like this happens to one of our customers, we are quick to respond with an action plan to get them back on their feet,” said John Green, president of Green Machine®. “We were able to deliver a turnkey system within 6 months of North Davidson’s incident, minimizing lost time.”
Green Machine® salvaged some of their preexisting components, added automation, making it possible for NDGS to efficiently process 20 TPH of mixed residential single stream material.
“The upgrades to our system allow us to process mixed recyclables faster and cleaner than before,” explains Brad. “Green Machine® has made it obvious that they genuinely care about our success, no matter what obstacles we face.”