Not Your Typical Daily GrindBy Kim Phelan
Article Date: 09-01-2012
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The always going and big-time growing industries of Scrap/Recycle/Waste are heavy hitters when it comes to equipment consumption. But they require vast, niche-specific dealer resources, product & application expertise, and long-term commitment.
For all its collective product volume and weight, the scrap/recycle/waste industries (grouped as SRW for short) have flown under the radar for decades, but the green wave that has eclipsed American culture has also removed the invisibility cloak of this equipment market sector – and the more "PC" (politically correct) recycling becomes, the healthier, busier and more profitable are those companies associated with this heavy-duty industrial arena. And it won’t be a short-lived phenomenon; on the contrary, sources say it’s very much a long-term growth market. States and municipalities are all looking closely at sustainability issues and the revenue opportunities that are tied to reusing and recycling a wide breadth of products, from every imaginable metal, to paper and glass, plastics and rubber, even textiles and food waste. Scrap processing operators and recycling and landfill facilities all over the U.S. are going and growing, because, after all, trash as well as C&D (construction and demolition) waste are created every single day of the year. And while the sector may have its ups and downs, all products that reach the end of their first life must ultimately be handled and processed in some way.
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