(L-R): John McGrath of Ecoverse speaks with John and Steve Clisham of SJ Clisham Inc., based in Winterport, Maine.
Ecoverse conducted the company’s inaugural Ecoverse Showcase at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 14 to 16, 2015. Formerly operating as Doppstadt US, the Ohio-based company recently changed its name to Ecoverse to better reflect its full line of equipment and focus on organic recycling. As well as an opportunity to introduce the company’s full lineup of volume reduction and material processing machines, technical training and educational sessions designed for both dealers and end users were offered. In total, ten machines, including Doppstadt, Backhus, Backers, Tiger, and Harvest Quest were on display on the floor of the Convention Center.
Along with sales training sessions geared dealers and courses on maximizing machine productivity for end-user, educational sessions covered subjects ranging from food waste management and removal of plastic contaminants, to anaerobic digestion, remediation of drill cuttings and odor control in compost. Equipment operators and service engineers also received training and certification at the event.
As Hugh Fagan explained it, he and Shane Donnelly previously worked for a screening and crushing equipment manufacturer serving the aggregate market when the two identified a need and opportunity in organic materials recycling and construction and demolition material processing. They recognized that, while organic recycling markets were mature in Europe, the market was still developing in the United States. As a result, 12 years ago they received distribution rights to distribute the German manufactured Doppstadt material processing equipment in the United States and formed Doppstadt US.
As the company’s customer base grew, demand for a wider range of equipment solutions led to the addition of equipment from additional manufacturers to better serve their clients. Developing their product line also included acquisitions such as N40, a North Carolina based distributor of Backhus compost turners and Backers star screens equipment, purchased in January 2013.
With an equipment line that now includes Doppstadt, Backhus, Backers, Tiger and Harvest Quest, and having traded under multiple names, they felt it was time to change the company’s name to Ecoverse Industries as a better reflection of what they do and the customers they serve.