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Equipment company expands

Herbold USA

Herbold Meckesheim USA has moved its headquarters to a larger facility it recently built in a new rail-accessible office park in North Smithfield, Rhode Island.

In spite of the recession, the supplier of plastics recycling equipment has experienced a growing customer base.

Herbold built its reputation on sturdy, durable granulators for the in-house recycling efforts of manufacturers of plastic products, and this still represents a major share of the company’s business. But over the last 10 years, Herbold has developed many new machines that primarily serve independent processors of recycled plastic. Its product line has dramatically swelled to include debalers, separation tanks, friction washers, hydrocyclones, dryers, compactors and the world’s first wraparound label remover for the recycling of post-consumer polyester (PET) bottles. Growing demand from customers all across North America necessitated a major expansion – the move triples the company’s floor space to approximately 15,000 sq.ft.