Just days before devastating tornados ripped across the southern United States on April 27, 2011, the Environmental Services Department in Tuscaloosa, Alabama had been tasked by the city to develop a long-term plan for expanding and upgrading recycling services. The direction was to develop long term goals including a five and ten year plan for service upgrades for the City of Tuscaloosa. (Tuscaloosa is the fifth largest city in Alabama with a population of 93,357 (2012), and also home to the University of Alabama.)
Marathon Equipment Company2030 Hamilton Place Blvd, Suite 200
Marathon Equipment Company is known throughout the world as a leading manufacturer of onsite waste compaction and recycling systems that help customers achieve lowest total cost of ownership. The Marathon Ramjet® brand has been the industry standard for compaction quality and innovation for more than 40 years. This line includes stationary and self-contained compactors, compaction containers, transfer systems, pre-crushers, apartment and high-rise compactors, and a line of environmentally friendly solar-powered compactors under the Green Built® brand.
In addition to waste handling products, Marathon offers a wide range of baling solutions used in recycling and scrap processing operations, including precision built auto-tie two-ram, and manual-tie horizontal and vertical balers, conveyors, and MRF systems, under the NEXGEN® brand.
Marathon is part of Dover’s Environmental Solutions Group, a fully integrated equipment group serving the solid waste management industry. ESG’s goal is to provide premier solutions for processing, transporting, and transforming the solid waste stream into sustainable resources that benefit customers and communities.