Herbold Meckesheim USA New Headquarters
NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI, JUNE 12, 2012 — Herbold Meckesheim USA has moved its headquarters from Smithfield to a larger facility it recently built in a new rail-accessible office park in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. In spite of the recession, the supplier of plastics recycling equipment has experienced a growing customer base, thanks to quality products, customer satisfaction, and the foresight to identify and pursue new market opportunities. The new building’s street address is 130 Industrial Drive, North Smithfield, but the company’s new mailing address is P.O. Box 239, Slatersville, RI 02876.
Herbold built its reputation on sturdy, durable granulators for the in-house recycling efforts of manufacturers of plastic products, and this still represents a major share of the company’s business. But over the last 10 years, Herbold has developed many new machines that primarily serve independent processors of recycled plastic. Its product line has dramatically swelled to include debalers, separation tanks, friction washers, hydrocyclones, dryers, compactors, and the world’s first wraparound label remover for the recycling of post-consumer polyester (PET) bottles. Growing demand from customers all across North America necessitated a major expansion — the move triples the company’s floor space to approximately 15,000 square feet.
“Herbold was quick to recognize the growing popularity of recycling as part of the movement toward environmental responsibility — the willingness of consumers to recycle and the growing demand for recycled content in manufactured products,” explains David Lefrancois, president of Herbold Meckesheim USA. “We are fortunate that we have the capability to design and build machines for independent recycling businesses as well as for traditional plastics processors.”
“The new headquarters is better as well as bigger,” Lefrancois continues. “After 16 years in the old place, we had quite a wish list of features we wanted in the new facility, and we made sure to build in every one of them. Our work flow, quality control, and inventory management will all benefit.”