Waste, Recycling Supplier Morbark Buys Boxer Equipment

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

January 11, 2013

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Waste, Recycling Supplier Morbark Buys Boxer Equipment

Waste and recycling equipment supplier Morbark Inc. has bought Boxer Equipment from Mertz Manufacturing LLC for an undisclosed amount.

Winn, Mich.-based Morbark, which makes wood and biomass chipping and grinding equipment, acquired the Box Equipment product line from Ponca City, Okla.-based

Mertz, which makes mini-skid steers and attachments.

The acquisition will enable Morbark to expand its market presence to a broader range of industries, including landscapers, irrigation and trenching contractors, property owners and general contractors, according to a news release.

Manufacturing of the product line will be moved to Morbark’s facility in Winn.

“The strong strategic fit between our companies … will enable us to efficiently maximize the value and long-term potential of the Boxer product line, allowing it to become one of the market leaders in the compact utility loader category.”

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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