Machinex Starts Single-Stream System at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

December 16, 2022

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Machinex is pleased to announce the successful startup of a new Single Stream Processing

System as well as other various waste processing/baling/shredding equipment for the US

Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This project is a result of a partnership between

Machinex, HDR, and RQ Construction. Although this group of companies had never

worked together, the process from bid response to project management, and finally

installation/startup was seamless. HDR recommended, and RQ Construction chose to

work with, Machinex because of their expertise in the recycling industry and their ability

to offer the most effective solution for the US Naval Station.


“As this was a federal bid, it was a new and demanding process that required precision

and the highest level of planning. Machinex not only kept schedules during tumultuous

times but also was instrumental in making sure the entire project went as planned” said

Cody Phillips, On‐Site Project Manager for RQ Construction.


Jerome Lemay, Lead Project Manager for Machinex agreed. “When I first heard of this

project and the intricacies involved, I thought it would be a challenge to plan all of the

details knowing one little mistake could have a major impact on the schedule. One of the

most interesting challenges was access to the island for both the equipment and our

crews. The size of the project required a total of approximately 40+ containers. With RQs

barge leaving only every 2‐3 weeks for island delivery of the equipment coupled with two

naval planes in and out per week for crews, we were able to complete our tasks with the

help of RQ Construction.”


Chris Hawn, CEO of Machinex Technologies added, “When I first heard the details of this

opportunity in Guantanamo Bay Cuba, it became a Code Red project for Machinex. A

good friend named Jessup reminded me that our existence in the world of waste, while

grotesque and incomprehensible to some, saves the Planet. It was then I realized they

want us for this MRF. They need us for this MRF. I’m thankful we had a Few Good Men

to help us pull this off!!”


About Machinex

Machinex, became the first company in Canada to design machinery for material recycling

facilities in the ‘80s. The company immediately established itself as a leader in designing

profitable and high‐quality recycling sorting systems. Today, with over 50 years of

experience, Machinex is a recognized world leader in developing advanced sorting

technologies for waste management and recycling. Over the years, their experts have

designed and installed several turnkey facilities in partnership with leading MRF operators

in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Oceania.

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