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Triple M commissions new shredder

Jun 21, 2013 | 05:55 PM | Lisa Gordon

Tags  auto shredder, Triple M Metal LP, Wendt Corp., Tom Anderson, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — Triple M Metal LP has commissioned its new auto shredder in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

The project received some government funding to help cover the cost of the investment, which has lowered logistics costs for the Brampton, Ontario-based metals recycler (, May 29).

Triple M selected a 2,500-horsepower Wendt Corp. Model 6090 shredder for the 10-acre yard, according to a press release from Tonawanda, N.Y.-based Wendt.

The equipment cost about $3.4 million, with the project valued at about $4 million turn-key, a spokeswoman for Wendt said.

The ferrous and nonferrous material generated through the shredding process can be sold into the local market.

The recycler selected a conservatively sized shredder that was in balance with the inflow of scrap into the yard, according to the Wendt release. “Our material flow was not sufficient enough to support anything larger and the decision supports regional shredding as opposed to centralized shredding,” Triple M vice president of engineering Tom Anderson said.

Triple M expects to save logistical costs with the new machine. “We were looking at pricey shipping costs if we didn’t invest in a shredding facility for this yard,” he said. “We would have had to ship shreddable materials to one of our southern Ontario shredders and then transport the finished goods back up to our local steel mill customer in Sault Ste. Marie.”

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