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Sierra Recycling & Demolition celebrates 60 years

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John, Ben & Philip Sacco in the Sierra yard.

Celebrating their 60th year of commitment and service to their customers and the recycling industry, Sierra Recycling & Demolition was started by Ben Sacco in 1959. Now the sister company of Sierra International Machinery, the California-based recycling equipment specialist, Sierra has deep roots in recycling, and they have for 60 years. Based on this foundation, Sierra International Machinery states: "Our equipment is designed by recyclers for recyclers. At Sierra, we have the same experiences and challenges that other recyclers have, and we know the problems and the issues other recyclers face. We use the experiences from Sierra Recycling and Demolition, our engineers, operation managers, and service technicians to produce superior machines that we actively use in our own yard."

According to Sierra, their founder, Ben Sacco, was a visionary. Nicknamed "Mr. Clean", he led an organized, clean, and paved scrap yard unlike any at the time, and his legacy still lives on today. The current president of Sierra International Machinery and son of "Mr. Clean", John Sacco, jokes that the first piece of equipment he operated was a broom.

Philip, Ben & John Sacco looking over the yard.

Sierra Recycling and Demolition, Sierra's scrap yard division, handles industrial and demolition services, auto and equipment recycling, oil field services and scrap metal recycling. Throughout the San Joaquin Valley in California, Sierra is also a recognized leader in the oil and gas industry as a demolition contractor. According to Sierra, this strong reputation in demolition is based on a commitment to safety and stewardship that continues to build a successful project track record.

Sierra Recycling Facility in 1988.

Sierra International Machinery and Sierra Recycling and Demolition state that they remain committed to the values of their founder, Ben Sacco. Because of Ben's values and the dedication of their employees, Sierra's service is best in class. Ben's philosophy was to always "tell the customer the truth" and at Sierra, they call that the "Sierra way."

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1620 E. Brundage Lane
Bakersfield, CA
US, 93307


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