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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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2015 Betty Lynn McInnis Memorial Golf Tournament

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in News | 0 comments


ARCHDALE, NORTH CAROLINA – June 10, 2015 —– The Betty Lynn McInnis Memorial Golf Tournament is held annually with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point. The 2015 tournament was held Thursday, June 11 at the High Point Country Club/Willow Creek Golf Course. A Foursome from Vecoplan won the tournament and was awarded the “Gold Fox” trophy at this year’s event.

The Vecoplan team included Lynne Kennedy, Marty Kennedy, Yuri Chocholko, and Mike Campbell. “Vecoplan has been honored to be among the many sponsors of, and participants in this event for the last several years. It’s always a fun, rewarding event and of course winning is an added bonus,” stated Marty Kennedy, captain of Team Vecoplan. The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs is ‘ To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.’

Literature from the organization states the following statics: 93% of club members live in poverty, 65% live with a single parent, and 70% do not use other youth agencies. Vecoplan encourages others to support this worthy cause with their time, talents and money.


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VECOPLAN’s NPE Booth Wins Platinum Hermes Award

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in News | 0 comments



 VecoPlan Awarded the Platinum Hermes Creative Award.


ARCHDALE, NORTH CAROLINA – June 10, 2015 —–Vecoplan’s NPE 2015 ‘Shredding Frenzy’ booth was recently honored with a platinum Hermes Creative Award. The Hermes Creative Awards were established over three decades ago to honor the messengers and creators of traditional and developing media. Receiving this award is a tremendous achievement that recognizes outstanding talent within the marketing and communication industries. The booth was entered into the competition by Vecoplan’s exhibit and manufacturing company, Apple Rock Advertising and Promotions, Inc. The highest achievement from Hermes, the Platinum Award was won in the category of advertising and trade show exhibits for the custom design and build of a display. The ‘Shredding Frenzy’ exhibit featured a shark tank meeting room, fully loaded interactive technology space and a hanging sign that used lights and computer images to project sharks. Only 15 percent of entries won the coveted Platinum award, in which both companies are proud to be a part of.

“NPE 2015 was one of the most successful trade shows we’ve ever participated in and our shark themed booth contributed greatly to that success”, stated Kim James Marketing Director of Vecoplan, LLC. “It literally stopped attendees in their tracks and enticed them onto our booth. I think this award winning exhibit is a perfect example of a true team effort-paying off in big time ROI.”

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the conceptualization, writing and design of marketing materials or programs. There were over 6,000 entries in 2015, from 22 different countries around the world that competed in 195 different categories. Those categories ranged from advertising to integrated marketing, public relations, electronic media and trade show exhibitions as well as everything in between. These awards are overseen and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.

Vecoplan is the global leader in technologically advanced machinery and systems for shredding and recycling. We design, engineer, manufacture, install, and provide start-up training on, as well as ongoing parts and service for individual machines and complete systems used to shred plastics, wood, paper, tires, medical waste, and broad range of other materials.

Shark Tank

Vecoplan is also a leader in mechanical technologies for processing Biomass, MSW and other wastes into biofuel and bioenergy feedstock. Capabilities include unloading of raw feed-stocks, pre-shredding, ferrous separation, conveying, screening, air classification, re-shredding, non-ferrous separation, optical separation, testing stations, storage, and metered feeding to the boiler, to the pelletizing machinery, to the liquid fuel conversion system, or to other waste conversion technologies.


For more information contact Vecoplan at:

Phone: 336.861.6070

Email: info@vecoplanllc.com

Website: www.VecoplanLLC.com

facebook: www.facebook.com/vecoplanllc

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