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VecoPlan 2015 Recap

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in News | 0 comments

VecoPlan 2015 “Show-Year” Recap


2015 has been a very busy “Show-Year” for Vecoplan! Counting trade shows, expos, symposiums, congresses, and conferences – Vecoplan has participated in 14 events so far this year. And it’s only the middle of September. We still have 7 more to go!

Next up is the USIPA Exporting Pellets conference, September 20-22, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. We’re sending Yuri & Ralf.

After that we’ll be at the MSA (Mobile Shredding Association) conference held at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte, NC on October 11-12. Mike & Dino will be there.

Followed by a trip to Chicago, October 14-16, for the Paper & Plastics Recycling conference at the Marriott Downtown. Mike, Ray & Brett are going.

Then we’ll head south for the RIPA (Reusable Industrial Packaging Association) conference in Savannah, GA on October 28-30. Dana’s doing it solo.

November brings us back to Charlotte NC, for the Extrusion Conference at the Omni on the 2nd & 3rd. Dana’s speaking at a session & Brett will be there too.

Immediately followed by a trip to the great white north for the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo on November 4th & 5th, at the Palais des Congres de Montreal. Mat will be joining Greg, our man in Canada.

Finally wrapping up our show schedule at the Caribe Royale Hotel & Convention Center in Orlando FL on November 16-19 at the REW (Renewable Energy from Waste) conference. Mat’s slated for this one.

So if you’re looking to manufacture wood pellets, buy a shred truck, recycle paper or plastics, shred IBC’s, reclaim extruder scrap, recycle waste, or convert MSW to fuel – we’ve got a show for you.

Better yet, just give us a call and we’ll be happy to come see you in person – wherever you are!

BTW: that doesn’t include the 8 Shred Schools we sponsor.


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Vecoplan Names Matt Osborne Director of Customer Relations.

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Director of Customer Relations


Matt Osborne was recently appointed Director of Customer Relations at Vecoplan, LLC.

In his new position, Osborne is charged with reengaging older customers in dialogue to determine, develop and implement best practices for all interactions between Vecoplan staff and the people they serve.

His initial focus will be the expansion of Vecoplan’s factory certified parts program, through the evolution of their “constant improvements in service initiative”. The plan depends on absolute quality of information communicated, product accuracy, cost competiveness, and timely delivery. Acting as a liaison, Osborne will facilitate communication and cooperation between Vecoplan customers and Vecoplan’s parts and service team. He will begin by reaching out to Vecoplan customers that have not been heard from in a while.

Osborne initiated the highly successful Vecoplan-Roadshow in his former role as a Regional Sales Manager in Vecoplan’s Mobile Division. During this time he demonstrated a natural talent for listening to end users of Vecoplan machinery, gleaning insights and implementing programs to increase customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining Vecoplan, Osborne was City Manager at DR Horton, America’s largest new homebuilder, in Greensboro NC. Where he managed day-to-day operations, coordinating the activities of sales, construction, customer service, acquisitions, and administration. He also brings ­­­­11 years of sales experience to his new position.

Vecoplan is the worldwide leader in recovery, shredding, sorting and recycling technologies for most municipal and industrial sectors.





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Vecoplan, LLC






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Vecoplan Cattle Penning

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in News | 0 comments

A “Posse of Cowboys” from Vecoplan Midwest, located in New Albany IN, won the Team Penning competition this past weekend at the Kentucky State Fair.

The event that gives a team of three riders on horseback from 60 to 90 seconds to separate three specifically identified cattle from a herd, and put them into a 16′ x 24′ pen through a 10′ opening, at the opposite end of the arena.

The sport features 30 head of cattle, typically yearling beef cattle (mature cows or bulls are not allowed), with numbers affixed to their back, three each wearing a number from 0 through 9. Timing starts once the line judge has dropped his flag as the lead rider’s horse crosses the foul line. At that time, the announcer identifies the cattle to be separated by calling out a randomly drawn number. The riders must cut out the three head bearing the number called by the announcer, herd them to the opposite end of the arena, pen them and call for time.

This particular competition featured 3 rounds. The number of cattle penned in each round is totaled along with the amount of time it takes in each round. The team that pens the most cattle, (maximum 3 head per round) in the least amount of time advances.


Bill Miller – COO Vecoplan Midwest, Natalie Miller – Parts Manger Vecoplan Midwest & Natalie’s cousin – Jesse Murrell took 1st place by penning a total of 9 head in 123 seconds. Natalie, Jesse & Garrell Murrell placed 2nd with 9 head penned in 124 seconds.

Vecoplan Cattle Penning

Left to right: Jesse Murrell, Natalie Miller, Bill Miller, and “Uncle” Garrell Murrell

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Vecoplan Secures Contract to Build a State-of-the-art Feedstock Processing System.

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in News | 0 comments

VECOPLAN Awarded Contract to Build Feedstock Processing System for Fulcrum BioEnergy  



VECOPLAN LLC announced that it has executed a fixed-price contract with Fulcrum BioEnergy,
Inc. to design, engineer, install and commission a state-of-the-art municipal solid waste (MSW)
feedstock processing system for Fulcrum’s Sierra BioFuels Plant. Fulcrum has developed a reliable
and efficient process for converting MSW, or household garbage that would otherwise be landfilled,
into low-cost, low-carbon renewable transportation fuels. The contract was awarded to VECOPLAN
following an extensive vetting process.

“After a comprehensive research and review process, we identified VECOPLAN as the right
company to engineer and build our feedstock processing system. VECOPLAN’s ability to stand
behind their product with a fixed-price contract that guarantees the performance of the system,
coupled with their knowledge, experience, and commitment, made VECOPLAN the right partner for
us,” said Rick Barraza, Fulcrum’s Vice President of Administration.

Len Beusse, VECOPLAN’s Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, states “We could not
be more pleased with, and appreciative of the trust Fulcrum has placed in VECOPLAN. We are
excited to be involved in such a landmark project. Fulcrum truly seems to be in the vanguard of this
burgeoning industry.”

Fulcrum is the leading developer and owner of projects that convert municipal solid waste into
syncrude and renewable transportation fuels including jet fuel and diesel. The Company has
successfully proven and demonstrated this process for converting MSW to fuels utilizing its
proprietary, innovative, clean and efficient thermochemical process. Fulcrum has secured long-term,
MSW feedstock agreements with its waste services partners and has entered into long-term fuel and
product off take agreements with Cathay Pacific Airways and United Airlines.

Fulcrum’s process will have a tremendous impact globally. Abundant supplies of MSW located near
large population centers, are located near areas of high fuel demand, which enables Fulcrum to
quickly, efficiently and economically turn waste into low-carbon, drop-in jet and diesel fuels.

Fulcrum has secured sufficient MSW feedstock to support its large growth program to construct and
operate plants across North America. The Sierra BioFuels Plant, Fulcrum’s first commercial scale
plant, is located approximately 20 miles east of Reno, Nevada and is expected to enter operations
during the second half of 2017. In addition to Sierra, Fulcrum is developing seven more projects that
are expected to have the cumulative capacity to produce more than 300 million gallons per year of
renewable transportation fuels at locations across North America.

Fulcrum’s feedstock processing system, whose cost and performance is being guaranteed by
VECOPLAN, will receive MSW via transfer trailers unloaded onto the facility’s tipping floor. All
inorganic waste will be extracted from the MSW stream and the remaining organic feedstock
material will be prepared and delivered to the Sierra BioFuels Plant for conversion into
transportation fuels.

VECOPLAN’S system will deploy technologies, machinery and equipment including conveyors,
pre-shredders, waste screens, wind sifters, over belt magnets, eddy current and non-ferrous
separators, picking stations, NIR three-way optical sorters, dust collection systems, balers and
integrated controls.

For more information about Vecoplan, contact the company at (336) 861-6070,
info@VecoplanLLC.com or visit our website at www.VecoplanLLC.com

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Ray Barry Joins Vecoplan, LLC

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Ray Berry

ARCHDALE, NORTH CAROLINA – July 1, 2015 —– Effective August 1, 2015, Ray Barry will join Vecoplan, LLC as Sales Manager – Mobile, Document Destruction & Paper Recycling Division. Formerly Deputy Executive Director for the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), Mr. Barry has also served as dean of shred school and began his career in executive sales and operations positions with private sector shredding service providers. Mr. Barry brings over 15 years of practical sales and marketing experience within the secure destruction industry to his new position at Vecoplan.

In addition to sales management, other responsibilities of Mr. Barry’s new position include working with customers and Vecoplan R&D engineers to develop solutions for challenges faced by processors in the field. He will also play an integral role coordinating the introduction of these new technologies to the market.

“Ray adds a lot of depth to Vecoplan’s document destruction & paper recycling team,” according to Bob Gilmore, CSO at Vecoplan LLC. “As our commitment to this market continues to grow, Ray’s practical experience and knowledge base fits perfectly with our plans to expand within the industry,” adds Gilmore.

Recognized as a thought-leader in the secure destruction industry, he has authored numerous articles published in international document destruction trade journals, has been a featured speaker at NAID & PRISM technical conferences and continues his involvement in Shred School. Mr. Barry earned a BS in Business Administration from The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.

The worldwide leader in size-reduction technologies, Vecoplan provides design, engineering, manufacture, installation, commissioning, training, and ongoing parts & service for complete processing systems used in document destruction, materials recovery, recycling, waste-to-energy, and biomass facilities around the world.



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