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Address 1620 E. Brundage Lane, Bakersfield, CA, 93307, US
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Listen to Sierra podcast "Pile of Scrap" episode 4: Waste & Recycling from NY to FL – The Paglia Family Evolution Part 1

As a true family entity, the Paglias have grown their successful company, Florida Express Environmental, to be a one-stop shop in the waste industry, handling a multitude of material within the residential and commercial markets and operating a state-of-the-art construction debris landfill. Sierra International Machinery John Sacco traveled to Ocala, Florida, to speak with members of the Paglia family to discuss their transition from New York to Florida, the family dynamics within the company, and their dedication to their employees and customers.

Sierra Recycling & Demolition celebrates 60 years

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."

​Sierra International Machinery introduces REB-X Press Portable Two-Ram Baler

Bakersfield, California-based Sierra International Machinery has introduced the REB-X Press two-ram baler. The REB-X Press two-ram baler is designed to be easily transportable while maintaining a heavy-duty construction, remarkable performance and the ability to process a variety of material. According to Sierra, this portable two-ram baler is also highly adaptable and is the ideal machine for various applications at multiple facilities that need a baler to use on a rotational basis or during maintenance shutdowns, demolition projects, disaster cleanup, landfill projects, and rural locations.

Sierra International Machinery announces acquisition of Wolf Pack Enterprises and establishment of East Coast Service Center

Sierra International Machinery has announced the acquisition of Wolf Pack Enterprises, a heavy equipment service provider based in New Jersey, and the establishment of the Sierra East Coast Service Center. Wolf Pack Enterprises has been the preferred contract service provider for Sierra equipment since 2012.

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.

Sierra Recycling and Demolition has built success at the scrapyard based on reliable equipment, advanced technology and solid culture

Shortly after World War II, Ben Sacco came to California and started Sierra Bag Company, servicing the agriculture industry. In the late fifties, Sierra Iron & Metal was born when he dedicated a portion of his operation to scrap metal collection. He then added a baler to process scrap, which he found while visiting his homeland of Italy. Sacco eventually became the official North and South American distributor for the baler manufacturer, starting Sierra International Machinery, while at the same time continuing to operate his scrapyard, Sierra Iron & Metal. About 10 years ago, the business was passed on to Ben Sacco's two sons, John and Philip Sr., both of whom have been lifelong employees and contributors to the business. The scrap recycling part of the Sacco family business today operates as Sierra Recycling and Demolition Inc., run by Phil Sacco, while Sierra International Machinery, the recycling equipment manufacturer and distributor, is run by John Sacco - both out of Bakersfield, California. 

The latest shear/baler/loggers provide scrap metal recyclers with the versatility needed to profit and grow

As a category of heavy-duty machine engineered specifically to provide scrap recyclers with the versatility to process heavy metal materials as well as light metals - creating logs, bales or sheared-to-length material, ready for efficient transportation to buyers - the growing popularity of shear/baler/loggers (SBLs) is not surprising. 

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Sierra International Machinery welcomes new director of sales for Macpresse

Sierra International Machinery is proud to announce and welcome Randy Gibson as the company's Director of Sales Macpresse for the United States and Canada. Gibson will be responsible for evolving Sierra's relationship with current Sierra-Macpresse customers and building relationships with new and upcoming industries, such as RDF (refuse-derived fuel). Gibson will be assisting Sierra Regional Sales Managers in communicating the advantages of Macpresse single-ram balers and reaching out to new markets and industries that can benefit from the use of the machinery.

​Sierra International Machinery introduces REB4 Two-Ram Baler

Introduced at ISRI 2018 this week in Las Vegas, the groundbreaking REB4 two-ram baler is the only two-ram that features Sierra's patent pending dual-compression doors. The REB4 uses 55 tons of force per door to push the material below the cutting knife and into the charging chamber, increasing charging efficiency, eliminating roll-back, and pre-densifying the material before the cycle even begins. Which leads to a 20 to 40 percent increase in production.

Richmond Steel Recycling: Auto Focus

Richmond Steel Recycling has been in business for over 45 years, with operations starting in the early 1970s. Today Richmond Steel Recycling has four locations in B.C., with feeder yards in Prince George, Fort St. John and Kamloops. At their main yard, located on Mitchell Island, on the Fraser River between Richmond and Vancouver, B.C., they operate the province's only large-scale auto shredder. 

Automatic baler designed specifically for tire wire

Sierra International's 80-2c HD automatic baler is designed specifically to handle tire wire. Units will bale tire wire and other materials, with bale sizes of 8 inches x 8 inches x variable, cycle times (empty) of 40 seconds and a hopper opening of 30 inches x 25 inches.

REB-2 balers handle everything from radiators to OCC

Sierra’s REB-2 150- and 250-hp “recycle everything” balers process aluminum, extrusions, cans, stainless steel, copper, radiators and wire, as well as OCC, paper and PET. These units use twin 75-hp, 460-volt, three-phase, 60-hertz motors (twin 125-hp motors available) and provide 310 bar (4,500 psi) hydraulic system operating pressure. REB-2 balers also feature a 5-micron return-line, 3-micron kidney loop filtration, a flooded suction power unit and patent-pending, adjustable ram guides.