New CEC Sales Manager, Jimmy Mitchell. Jimmy brings to this position 20+ years of excellent product knowledge and customer service. Starting in October 1996 as a shop mechanic, Jimmy has held positions throughout the years to include, welder/fabricator, national & international field mechanic, warranty manager, parts and equipment sales.
Press Release from Rick Allen, CEC President
I am pleased to announce that Primary Machinery LLC has joined forces with Construction Equipment Co as CEC’s manufacturing rep in marketing and selling our entire product line.
Primary Machinery specializes in selling of new and used wood recycling, chipping, screening, crushing and land clearing equipment. From Domestic to International Sales, they are there to help you on all your equipment needs. Their team is dedicated to making sure that you are never anything less than satisfied. All of their experience in the industry combined adds up to 30+ years, which allows them to help you make the right choices when it comes to selecting equipment.
Their team is:
Michael Ozuna – CEO
Samuel Ozuna – President
Nick Cooper – Sales Manager
Bailey Cooper – Office Coordinator
And contact them at: primarymachinery.com
Toll Free 888.680.3433 | Phone 503.588.8312 | Fax 503.375.7661
Richard M. Allen
Starting in 1981, Construction Equipment Company (CEC) has been a leader in the manufacturing of heavy equipment, specializing in high-quality rock crushing, screening, and conveyor systems for quarry, mining, and recycling operations serving dealers and direct customers worldwide.
On February 22, 2011, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand leaving 185 people dead ¹, and making it the third costliest earthquake, ever, worldwide.
All of the destruction caused by the deadly quake included more than $15 billion NZ for insurers to rebuild, but the rebuilding could not start until the debris was taken away.
Cement, brick, plastic, paper, wood, drywall… Separating all of the material looked like quite a daunting task at first glance.
The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
Nikau Contractors, Ltd. is a demolition and salvage company out of New Zealand. They have been in business for 31 years and specialize in this type of processing. They had been in contact with CEC regarding a Separate-It® RWS 2000 Rock/ Wood Separator prior; but it was only a few days after the quake that a Nikau rep was back in contact with an understandable new sense of urgency for the plant.
Separate-It® RWS 2000 in Christchurch
Once the Separate-It® arrived in New Zealand, it had much work to do. The quake left one third of the buildings in Christchurch facing demolition². Businesses, government offices, residential neighborhoods and churches- one of the worst natural disasters in New Zealand’s history did not discriminate.
Feedpile of Earthquake Debris
Marion County Recycling is working hard to keep its landfill waste to a minimum. Working in partnership with a Covanta waste-to-energy plant in Brooks, Oregon, the county has eliminated the need for more landfill space in the future.
How is this possible?
Curbside waste is burned at the Covanta plant and used for energy. The ash that is created is then taken to the Marion County Landfill, where it is screened and metals are removed with a CEC 5×12 Screen-It and an extensive metal recovery system. Once separated, the county recycles the metal, and the ash is shipped to other landfill facilities for daily cover.
How does this benefit the county?
The metal that is screened is sold and recycled, which creates an additional revenue stream for the county. Over 80% of the ash product is 1/2″ minus, and that can be used for daily cover and shipped off site.
Additional revenue, and less space required for waste, benefits not only the landfill, but the residents of Marion County as well.
To learn more about the Marion County Waste-to-Energy facility,