Since Nick Marangi assumed ownership of the company nearly four years ago, Eagle Recycling has steadily grown to 34 employees who process more than 350 tons (317.5 t) of materials a day.
Located in North Bergen, N.J., within minutes of both the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, Eagle Recycling is drawing in contractors and individuals with concrete, lumber, metals, masonry and other debris.
“We’re in a good position to take in materials from about a 75-mile radius, including quite a lot from Manhattan,” said Marangi, who’s been in the recycling industry for more than three decades. “We crush the concrete materials for reuse as roadbed, shred the wood for various needs and process other materials for reuse. Our aim is to make the process as efficient and productive as possible. I believe we’re achieving that with one of the most sophisticated construction and demolition debris systems in the Northeast.”
Part of the system is high-quality equipment, such as a recently acquired Sennebogen 821R-HD tracked material handler, purchased from Binder Machinery with help from Vice President of Field Sales Kirk Chagnon.
Marangi bought the machine, his first Sennebogen product, earlier this year. It features 142 hp (105.9 kW) with a working radius up to 44 ft. (13.4 m) and 51,600 lbs. (23,405 kg) of operating weight.
“I’ve been very impressed with how efficient it is in such a severe environment,” said Marangi, who noted that the grapple is very effective in crushing applications.
“With the extended cab height at about 18 feet off the ground, the operator has excellent visibility for seeing the material he’s processing. It’s rugged and well-suited to the recycling and scrap industries.
“An added benefit is that it’s simple to operate and maintain. The hydraulics are easy to access, there are no extraneous components, and acquiring parts is fast. This is our first Sennebogen, but it likely won’t be our last.”
Plans for Expansion
Marangi is looking to purchase additional machines in the future as he plans for expansion of Eagle Recycling. The company currently runs one eight-hour shift per day.
“We’re only allowed to process 353 tons per day, and we’re usually done in the early afternoon,” he said. “We’re set up to handle about five times that much, and we’re trying to work it out to do about 1,200 tons per day.”
This article was reprinted with permission from Building With Binder.