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Marathon, Torrx Form Waste Equipment Partnership

Article-Marathon, Torrx Form Waste Equipment Partnership

Marathon Equipment Co. and Torxx Kinetic Pulverizer Ltd. (TKPL) have formed a manufacturing and distribution partnership to market Torxx’s waste size-reduction system.

Torxx, headquartered in Bermuda with offices in King City, Ontario, is forming the partnership with the subsidiary of the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Environmental Solutions Group (ESG) in part because of the shared values and vision of both companies to be global leaders in the waste management equipment market, according to a news release.

TKPL makes the Torxx Kinetic Pulverizer (KP), which breaks down waste by creating numerous high-velocity tornadoes within the mill using advanced aerodynamic principles. As a result, billions of collisions take place at velocities approaching the speed of sound, causing rapid self-attrition into small high surface area particles. The reduced waste particles then can be used for conversion to energy or dense compaction.

“The KP represents a breakthrough in new size-reduction technology for our industry, and is an integral part of our effort to provide the world’s most productive and efficient equipment for the collection and processing of solid waste,” said Pat Carroll, president of ESG. “Our customers will benefit from the dramatically lower operating costs, and also achieve higher diversion rates as a result of the material processing flexibility and particle size control the KP consistently delivers.”

Added TKPL’s John de Roos, director of alliances, “Our partnership with Marathon will allow us to leverage its extensive in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, a wide-reaching service network, and unmatched industry expertise.”

He added that Marathon’s sales focus on serving its post-consumer waste market clients combines well with TKPL’s primary focus on commercial, industrial and waste-to-energy customers.

The partnership continues growth by ESG in waste management equipment. In late 2013 ESG opened a new manufacturing facility in Phoenix for waste and recycling balers, compactors and anaerobic digestion systems, to meet growing demand for its products in the western United States. Last December its Bayne Premium Lift Systems moved its waste equipment manufacturing operations from Greenville, S.C., to the Phoenix facility.

In May 2013 ESG bought The Curroto-Can of Sonoma, Calif., which makes an automated carry can that mounts to the forks of a commercial front loader, converting the unit to an automated front loader.

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