June 2005

Annaco “derails” operations with fleet of mobile wheeled machines

Akron, OH— Annaco Inc. is no longer working on the railroad. One of the leading scrap metal recyclers in Ohio, Annaco has utilized rail-mounted cranes for its heavy lifting for decades. Recently, though, all the old rail cranes were taken out of service, superceded by Annaco’s expanding fleet of SENNEBOGEN rubber-tired material handlers.

According to John Biro, operations manager at Annaco’s recycling yard in Akron, Ohio, the switch to SENNEBOGEN “green machines” was simply a matter of economics. “Those old cranes were just costing too much to maintain. We keep our cranes busy 50 to 60 hours a week, so we really can’t allow downtime. The rail cranes were past their prime; so we decided to replace them instead of continue to service and repair them.”

In the years since the rail cranes went into service, Annaco had made a considerable investment in concreting its yard. With 70% of the site now paved, the decision in favor of wheeled scrap handlers was clearly the way to go.


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