Maker of Waste Management Products Expands Manufacturing Facility

Jan. 21, 2010
BACE, a Charlotte, N.C.-based manufacturer of heavy-duty balers and compactors for the recycling and waste management industry, has added an additional 35,000 square feet of manufacturing space at its Charlotte facility.

This additional space will accommodate the continuation of our global growth plans and is a testament to our financial model, manufacturing processes and customer partnerships, said Frederick Waite, chairman and chief executive officer. While some manufacturers are reducing space, eliminating employees and taking a reactive approach to the current economic conditions, BACE feels fortunate to have added large retail customers, grocery stores and additional distributors to support our global growth strategy.

According to BACE President Matt Hatfield, the expansion doubles the facilitys fabrication space and includes investments in new equipment.

It is expected to generate significant manufacturing efficiencies by improving production capability, flexibility and flow of operations, Hatfield said.

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Former Senior Editor Josh Cable covered innovation issues -- including trends and best practices in R&D, process improvement and product development. He also reported on the best practices of the most successful companies and executives in the world of transportation manufacturing, which encompasses the aerospace, automotive, rail and shipbuilding sectors. 

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Josh received his BFA in creative writing from Bowling Green University, and continued his professional development through course-work at Ohio University and Cuyahoga Community College.

A lifelong resident of the Buckeye State, Josh currently lives in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. When the weather cooperates, you’ll find him riding his bike to work, exercising his green thumb in the backyard or playing ultimate Frisbee.  

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