Dealing With Scrap Tire Waste
The problem of what to do with scrap tire waste has been around for decades. The rubber from scrap tires will never decompose and will pollute the earth until the end of time. Finding alternative uses for the scrap rubber and steel beads from used tires has become an environmentally important and an economically beneficial endeavor. Recent recycling processes of shredding & grinding, ambient tire processing, cyrogenic crushing, pyrolysis, and molectra processing have made tire recycling more popular and successful. The products created through these processes vary, and can include playground flooring, rubberized asphalt, welcome mats, gym mats, vehicle mud guards, landfill covers, and diesel fuel.
Still, there is the issue of how to effectively store and transport bulk tire waste in a way that allows small businesses to operate at a profit, while tackling the larger problem of environmental stewardship. Waste tire logistics and recycling companies have sprung up around the country in response to these issues.
Waste Tire Logistics – A Northman Success Story
Northman Processing, LLC is a waste tire logistics and developing recycling company located in Fargo, North Dakota. Originally called Diamond Express Vending, LLC in 2017-2018 in Orlando, FL, it was relocated to Fargo, North Dakota with the observation that there was very little provision of waste tire management in the area. In January of 2020, Northman Processing moved into its first warehouse facility and began creating contracts with local small businesses.
Northman Processing provides timely and efficient tire waste management options. With limited options in the area, small business pay exceptionally high costs due to logistics costs and limited waste options. This allows Northman Processing to offer competitive options to fill in the need for tire waste management.
A True Partnership Approach
Getting started, Northman Processing faced many challenges when it came to closing the gap between waste collection and recycle processing. Being a newer business made it very difficult to acquire credit and collateral to obtain loans for recycling equipment.
Gareth Almberg of Northman Processing reached out to Harmony Enterprises for a solution. According to Mr. Almberg, “It was hours of research and phone calls before finally discovering Harmony! Harmony provided several options with the various sizes of tire compactors and affordable options. Harmony is willing to work with us at Northman Processing and really give a very new company the opportunity to stay competitive with the bigger fish.”
Harmony’s National Sales Manager, Nick Roberts, utilized Harmony’s Proven Process to help the team at Northman. Part of that process includes listening to the customer’s needs and proposing the right solution, even if it is not something Harmony manufactures or can support. In Northman’s case, Harmony’s Compactyre Vertical Tire Compactor was the perfect solution!
Compactyre is a patented, hydraulically driven tire compactor that takes a full-sized tire and compresses it into 1/3 the size. The tire is punctured in four places and fastened with four metal staples, rendering it unusable.
The compactor’s operational footprint is just 51” x 34”, with a maximum operating height of 100”. It is powered by a standard 115/230 VAC single phase circuit. Compactyre uses an energy efficient 2 horsepower motor, and whisper quiet hydraulics with a long-life cylinder, to keep operating costs low.
Look at the amazing before and after photos showing the space, time, and money savings provided with the use of Compactyre, not to mention the reduction in workplace hazards.
Because of its ability to fit easily into Northman’s facility, operate efficiently, and provide a savings in space for storage and hauling, the staff at Northman has been able to see an immediate ROI on their investment. According to Almberg, “Compactyre allows Northman Processing to stay competitive with the limited but larger competitors providing services in the area. It expands our space exceptionally and gives Northman Processing the ability to expand on our recycling abilities.” He goes on to say, “the tire compactor gives expanded storage space and a smoother logistic ability with tire recycling options. Saving space saves a lot of money! Harmony has been a true blessing by working with us and providing the next step, we believe necessary, to our success as a small business!”
“The Tire Compactor gives expanded storage space and a smoother logistic ability with tire recycling options. Saving space saves a lot of money! Harmony has been a true blessing by working with us and providing the next step, we believe necessary, to our success as a small business!”
Northman Processing, LLC
Limited Time Offer On Compactyre
For a limited time, Harmony is offering a special discount of 75% off retail price on demo-quality Compactyre tire compactors! These like new machines come with a limited warranty and are ready for immediate delivery to your location. If the incredible discounted rate is still too much for your current budget, consider leasing a Compactyre through Harmony Enterprises. It will help you get the equipment you need fast, and when the tax deductible payments are done, you own the compactor!
Harmony Enterprises would like to congratulate Northman Processing, LLC on their continued success and positive impact on the environment. Do you have a successful waste handling or recycling business that is using Harmony products as part of its operations? We would love to share your story with our readership! Of, if you are interested in learning more about our vertical compactors, tire compactor, or any other of our products and services, please call us at (507) 886-6666 or Contact Us today!