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Contractors World International - 2015 Vol 6 No 3

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Making the Right Selection Pays Dividends

With 27 years in business and a mission statement of ‘Bioservices to grow on’, the US company, Chamness Technology, focuses on capturing organic matter and converting it into something of value.

With four compost sites located throughout the Midwest, the company takes commercial and industrial organic streams of material and converts it into soil-enhancing compost. For Chamness, the idea of sustainability goes beyond just its end product – the company puts the same principles into its equipment buying decisions, working to match productivity goals with equipment that proves efficient in terms of fuel use and emissions standards.

Dave Klockau, director of sales and marketing at Chamness explains:

Sustainability is about efficiency. We hear the legitimate discussion about environmental concerns. Economics has to balance with that, too. When you put those two together, that’s why it’s so important. That’s where environmental issues and economic goals come together with efficiency.

The company boasts a fleet of more than 40 different pieces of construction equipment, including wheel loaders, skid steers and excavators. The company recently added a new Tier 4 Interim 921F from CASE Construction Equipment to its fleet. Powered by a selective catalytic reduction (SCR)-only Tier 4 engine, the machine has fit squarely in the company’s mantra of sustainability and efficiency.



Engine Technology Tops List

Chamness Technology is not your typical “technology” company. It’s an organics recycling company that works in four different disciplines including composting, wood grinding and lagoon cleaning.

The company also has a business called GREEN RU, which collects food waste from commercial sources such as grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals and schools. With two routes in eastern Iowa, they use the collected food waste to make compost.

This is a production facility. We bring in about 50,000 tons a year to make our product. We total about 30,000 tons a year just for the site in Iowa. You’ve got to have the equipment to do that job.

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