Sierra breaks ground at Georgia manufacturing facility on 24,000-square-foot expansion
Due to overwhelming demand for the Sierra REB line of two-ram balers and conveyors, Sierra International Machinery is adding a 24,000-square-foot expansion at their manufacturing facility in Jesup, Georgia. This expansion will allow Sierra the ability to increase production and meet the demand for the full Sierra product line, and is the third expansion Sierra has added to its Georgia facility since it opened in 2008.
"We are proud to announce the expansion of our facility in Jesup, Georgia," said John Sacco, President and Owner of Sierra International Machinery. "The success of our two-ram balers and conveyors in the waste sector has grown exponentially, far more than we initially anticipated. Which can be largely attributed to our new REB-4 two-ram baler that has surpassed all expectations. With this type of growth, the expansion was necessary to meet the demand for the Sierra catalog."
While every machine in the Sierra product line passes through the Georgia facility, every Sierra two-ram baler and conveyor is fully engineered, manufactured, and assembled in Georgia. It is truly the birthplace of the Sierra two-ram balers. Sierra offers three different two-ram models, including the
patent pending REB-4 with Dual-Compression Doors, and many conveyor models.
Once completed, Sierra's Georgia manufacturing facility will be 72,000 square feet with increased job opportunities in the Jesup, Georgia area.
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When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.