Bulk Handling Systems Buys National Recovery Technologies

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

April 27, 2012

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Bulk Handling Systems Buys National Recovery Technologies

Waste and recycling sorting equipment company Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) has acquired National Recovery Technologies Inc. (NRT), which makes optical sorting equipment.

The Eugene, Ore.-based BHS bought the Nashville, Tenn.-based NRT for an undisclosed amount, BHS said in a news release. NRT designs and manufactures optical sorting equipment for the solid waste and recycling industries, among other sectors.

“We’re pleased to add NRT to the BHS family,” said BHS CEO Steve Miller. “Today NRT produces the best optical technology on the market, which strengthens BHS’ position as a global leader in providing the most state-of-the-art and durable material recovery systems in the industry.”

NRT developed the NIR, X-Ray, Laser and Line Camera sorting systems, and is a leader plastic bottle and flake sorting technology.

BHS said the acquisition gives the company an additional resource to use to provide processing solutions for the solid waste, recycling, waste-to-energy, and construction and demolition industries.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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