Hills Machinery

After examining the current construction materials marketplace and reviewing customer feedback in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, IROCK Crushers announced that Hills Machinery will be its exclusive dealer to sell and service the IROCK product line.

One might be surprised to know a 25-acre recycling yard in an industrial area of Wilmington, N.C., filled with big equipment processing giant piles of old trees and vegetation, also is a model of neatness and efficiency. In the case of Wilmington's American Property Experts (APE), all the equipment not in use at the recycling business is clean and lined up perfectly.

The U.S. Composting Council advocates for compost manufacturing, compost utilization and organics recycling to benefit the environment, its members and society as a whole. Each year the USCC hosts more than 100 exhibitors and equipment demonstrators at its annual conference.

Hills Machinery Company LLC announced Nov. 8 that it has partnered with Prophet Equity II LP to make an equity investment to acquire an interest in Hills Machinery. Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., with seven locations that serve North and South Carolina, Hills is one of the largest Case Construction dealerships in the United States, with a focus on heavy equipment offered by Case Construction, Terex Trucks, a full line of recycling products, and other leading construction equipment manufacturers.

In operation since 1948, the Oconee County Quarry sits on a 100-acre tract of land in Walhalla, S.C. Its pit is approximately 300 ft. deep and quarry officials are in the process of expanding the top so they can mine even deeper below the surface. The quarry produces blue granite, which is known as the state rock of South Carolina.

Recycling asphalt not only makes environmental sense, but, as Southern Asphalt of Conway, S.C., is proving, it makes good business sense, too. By using up to 20 percent recycled asphalt product (RAP) in his milling and paving operation, Nick Godwin, Southern's co-owner, is realizing significant cost savings in rock, sand and liquid — so much so, in fact, that he estimates his new Eagle crushing plant will pay for itself in two years.

Case Construction Equipment has awarded the $25,000 Dire States Equipment Grant to Chapin, S.C.,for the East Chapin Sewer Force Main Project. The project will install a new parallel force main to relieve pressures in the service area on the existing sewer force main and pump stations.

Hills Machinery is the new official dealer of Terex Trucks in North and South Carolina. After expanding steadily over the past 11 years, the company now has seven locations across the region from which it supplies and services Terex Trucks articulated haulers.

Eagle Crusher Co., Inc. announced the recent addition of Hills Machinery Co. to its list of U.S. distributors. Hills Machinery will represent the full line of Eagle Crusher heavy-duty crushing and screening equipment for the recycle concrete, asphalt, aggregate and sand and gravel industries in North and South Carolina.

Hills Machinery Company, headquartered in North Charleston, S.C., has announced the launch of its Hills Environmental division to meet the needs of crushing, recycling and organic material-handling customers. "Over the last 10 years, we've built a strong reputation for quality and customer service," said HMC President Jim Hills.

As the third generation in his family's construction business, Corey Metts grew up on the seat of a dozer. “There are not many jobs where you wake every morning and get to go play with tractors.,” Metts said. “It's really the only thing I've ever known.” Metts Construction, out of Chapin, S.C., operates in the Midlands area of the state.