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On the Level Construction Inc. of Groton, MA
  Article: On the Level, HogZilla’s The Best!
  "Waste Handling Equipment News (WHEN) Magazine - http://www.wastehandling.com/ June 2002, Volume 9, No.11 – Reprinted with Permission – Author: Ray Weiss First seen and published by Waste Handling Equipment News "

  Full Article: On the Level, HogZilla’s The Best!
       Jim Bresnick is the kind of guy Wall Street wishes it had around the corporate table when the stock market started sliding. He realized about a year ago that he had to make big changes if he was going to continue to prosper.
       Bresnick, 40, is no highfaluting corporate executive with a psychic’s sense of the future. He’s just a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy with good, simple business judgment who owns and runs On The Level Construction Inc. in Groten, Mass.
       But he looked around the local landscape in 2001 and saw more and more excavating companies springing up and feared the increased competition would mean a lot less work for him.
       So, instead of going out and paying $200,000 for another excavator to add to his stable of five, he bought his first ever tub grinder, a HogZilla from CW Manufacturing’s headquarters and plant in Sabetha, Kansas. After months of research, he decided on a top-of-the line model TCII-1564P that he says cost him a cool $500,000.
       Now Bresnick says he has an edge over most of his competitors because he can remove, grind and dispose of the tree stumps and refuse he clears all on site.
       “We’re in the excavating business. But these days anyone can sign and get one and be an excavator,” he says. “There’s less competition for stump grinding. Not everyone can afford one.”
       Bresnick couldn’t be happier with his HogZilla. “It’s built like a tank and it’s easy to maintain. It’ll last forever rather than four or five years,” Bresnick says of the 90,000 pound, 12-foot-wide, 58 foot long machine. “They put a lot of effort into building them.”
       CW Manufacturing produces many varieties of HogZilla grinders. The TC Series, which the company describes as “the most elite class of grinders on the market,” emphasize toughness and dependability, maintaining it uses the best and strongest components that will withstand the stress of any job.
       The most massive and popular of the four models in the TC Series is the TCII-1564P. Central to its success is the torque converter drive. It gives the machine the ability to perform at peak efficiency operating at near governed speed throughout the job no matter the load, protecting the engine from potentially damaging racing or lugging.
       The TC machines also feature the patented Adjustable Swing Hammer Mill assembly and a Mesabi brand radiator system with individual cooling tubes that can be replaced in the field.
       Other standard features include:
  • A 5-year, 6,000-hour torque converter and engine warranty.
  • A choice of 750 to 1,500 horsepower Cat, Cummins or Detroit engine.
  • Extra wide mill box for added clearance behind screens.
  • 64-inch long mill opening.
  • Extra heavy-duty floor structure.
  • 15-foot tub with 11-foot 11-inch transport width (wider tubs optional).
  • Over 100-degree tub tilt for easy clean out.
  • Heavy-duty tubular frame rails.
  • Total machine weight ranging from 86,000 to more than 110,000 pounds.
  • 60-degree radial stacking elevator.
  • Over-sized tires.
  • Hot vulcanized continuous conveyor and elevator belts.
  • Anti-theft and anti-vandalism lock package.
  • Production rates up to 200 tons per hour in some applications.

       Bresnick speaks about his HogZilla much like a proud father speaks about a son and wonders why it took him 20 years to add the tub grinder to his family of construction equipment. He decided to buy the machine after renting an older, smaller HogZilla for six months.
       “There are about eight to 10 different manufacturers of different horizontal grinders. I did four weeks of research and went to a waste expo in Chicago,” he recalls. “Nothing impressed me as much as the HogZilla. They’re like the Mercedes of grinders. No. 1. Maintenance is easy and they have great product support, if you need something the next day.”
       Bresnick is busy with his HogZilla almost daily clearing woods and fields. “Right now I’m doing an 18 acre site in the town of Spencer for a new high school,” he says. “I’m ripping stumps, grinding and disposing them. I grind right into 100-yard trailers. I can fill two in an hour.”
       Bresnick says his HogZilla TCII-1564P is a real monster on the job. “Big is better,” he says. “I can go in and do a job faster. And it will last longer.”
       As far as Bresnick is concerned, he couldn’t have made a wiser investment. “It’s definitely better than the stock market these days.”
       On the Level Construction Inc. is at 165 Forge Village Road in Groten, Mass. For more information about the company’s services, call: (508) 320-8008.

Local Business Focus. Topeka Capital Journal, Sunday May 26, 2002
  Article: Work is a lucrative grind for HogZilla manufacturers
  "They aren’t fire-breathing monsters, but the machines made at CW Manufacturing Inc., can tear up tree stumps and branches like cabbage in a blender"

  For the full article from The Topeka Capital Journal, Sunday May 26, 2002., click on the following link:

Missouri Organic Recycling of Kansas City, MO. & Par III Nursery of Bennington, NE Clean up after “One of the worst storms in Kansas City”
  Full Article:
       "One of the worst storms in Kansas City history left about half the area's households without power January 31, 2002. The governors of Missouri and Kansas declared large sections of both states disaster areas." 1
       "The ice storm left a mess of downed trees resulting in loss of power for some people for nearly a week. It was estimated that approx. 387,000 households and businesses lost electricity as a result of the storm. It was estimated that approx. 20,000 trees were down, blocking the streets of Kansas City
        Many area residents had piles of limbs, brush and sawed up tree trunks lining the streets. City officials began to consider what exactly to do with all of the debris. John Stufflebean, director of Kansas City's Environmental Management Department stated, "As far as we're concerned, the landfill is the last resort." 1 Burning the debris was another option. However, the most efficient and environmentally sound decision was to grind the waste into mulch.
        Towards the middle of February workers began to travel along the city streets to pick up big piles of limbs. City officials estimated the fallen tree debris to be up to 100,000 tons. Kansas City officials encouraged residents to take tree debris to various drop off sites. Residents would then be able to pick up mulch from the drop-off sites.
        By the end of February cleanup was well underway. Debris had been taken to the Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium. It was here that the "Mulch Man" 1, Dave Anderson was using his HogZilla Tub Grinder to grind up the debris into mulch. Anderson is the owner of Missouri Organic Recycling in Kansas City. Anderson owns a HogZilla Tub Grinder; model HTC-1362P with an 860HP Cat engine.
        Dave Anderson estimated that he would accumulate approx. 250,000 cubic yards of mulch during the cleanup from the January ice storm. It is estimated that more than 1,000 truckloads of debris were ground per day at Arrowhead Stadium.
        Anderson stated, "The trucks bring the big sticks to the grinder that chaws clumps of tree debris like a big hound swallows tossed treats". 1
        "Federal, state and city officials toured the mulching operation and concluded that it was an environmentally sound way to handle the tree debris". 1 Anderson added to the official's message saying, "The mulch improves soil fertility if it is worked in or composted. It can also be used for erosion control, such as on construction sites, or softening a motocross track. Wood chips also have been used to clean toxic waste sites to enliven bacteria to consume waste." 1 "All it really is, is nature - just sped up," Anderson said. 1
        Also at Arrowhead stadium was the owner of PARIII Nursery. Dean Jenson, owner of the company, was grinding storm debris as well with a HogZilla Tub Grinder. Jenson owns two HogZilla Tub Grinders; both models are a TCII-1564P with a 1000HP Cat engine.
  1 - The Kansas City Star Newspaper, Kansas City, MO 64108

Missouri Organic Recycling of Kansas City, MO
  Article: Missouri Organic Recycling Earns Project Grants
  "Waste Handling Equipment News (WHEN) Magazine - http://www.wastehandling.com/ September 2001, Volume 9, No.11 – Reprinted with Permission – Author: Diana Barnum First seen and published by Waste Handling Equipment News"

  Full Article: Missouri Organic Recycling Earns Project Grants
When it comes to finding funding for organic recycling projects, officials at Missouri Organic Recycling (MOR) know the value of having a good project proposal and a good grant writer.
        Major dollars are available for organic recycling funding if proposals are well prepared and delivered in a timely manner to the appropriate sources. But this process isn’t always easy. Operators at MOR applied several times for grant money, but were unsuccessful until they hired a grant writer.
        “He just walked in the door one day,” said Kevin Anderson, Vice President of MOR,” and announced himself. Then it took several months, but he did it.”
       MOR was awarded an $85,000 grant from Kansas City, MO’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The award is for conducting compost turner studies with food, and construction and demolition (C&D) wastes (like dry-wall).
       The grant writer’s fee was $3,000, paid up front regardless of whether or not they received the grant. “But it definitely paid off,” said Anderson. “We targeted grant money for certain wastes like food and C&D that are more management intensive, not labor intensive.”
       A pilot project is underway with Ready Cut Foods, producer of bagged lettuce. Year long lettuce debris contributes to full-time work for employees. During winter months, employees work stockpiles and move food and industrial waste.
       MOR, Kansas City’s largest state-permitted, organic recycling facility, tries to maintain a level staff count throughout the year to avoid layoffs and advertises in local papers for seasonal help.
       Operations started in 1992 by owner Dave Anderson and his sons, Kevin and Jason, in response to Section Law 260.250 banning yard waste from landfills.
       They started with two acres mainly used for firewood (brush) and selling cords until the new law went into effect. Now at just under five acres and with nine employees, there is no room to expand. “We’re looking at purchasing 35 acres about a mile away,” said Kevin.
        Working hand-in-hand with the DNR, the Andersons help develop regulations. They work with product testing in areas of nutrient analysis, feedstock analysis and waste-water requirements. AgriEnergy Resources in Princeton, IL, tests their samples in about a week and report their findings.
        What type of equipment is used? For a compost turner, MOR turns to Frontier Industrial Corporation in Woodburn, OR, for an F Series self-propelled 16’ strattle-type windrow for odor control. John Deere is the choice for loaders, 624H loaders that is. And a HogZilla HC1462P is the tub grinder.
        “Dave’s (Anderson) a good guy,” said Tim Wenger, sales manager at CW Manufacturing, maker of the HogZilla. “We’ve been with them a couple of years. He’s (MORs) been growing.”
       Wenger said Dave started out with a small grinder, but wanted to grow into one with a loader. MOR has been a test site for CW Manufacturing. “We fly customers down to Dave’s to demo models,” said Wenger.
       The HC1462P has a torque converter as opposed to using a clutch. It’s a mid-to-upper-size machine with a loader, and boasts a standard 860 HP Caterpillar or optional 750 HP Cummins engine. While a dry clutch often fails mid job, this hog operates long term to meet production needs. And production needs are increasing.
        “We gear our products to organic farming,” said Kevin Anderson. “Chemical free. There’s been a huge amount of growth with organic farmers. Business almost doubles every year.”
       Only green waste is accepted at MOR. Grass, leaves, tree trimmings, garden debris, wood chips, root balls and big wood cut into five-foot sections, or less, are accepted. Products available in return include organically enriched topsoil, premium cedar and erosion control mulches and Nature Wise Compost made of 100% natural ingredients.
        MOR tries to stay one step ahead by monitoring activity along the west and east coasts by participating in lawn and garden shows, reading garden magazines and through participation in community groups. Giving back to the community is also priority. They donate compost to schools and community urban gardens for raised beds.
       If you’d like to grow with your community too, but a grant writer hasn’t walked through your door yet, look around, suggests Anderson. A visit or call to your public library can turn up plenty of information about grant writers. Many libraries offer workshops and other resources to help you complete your own paperwork.
        For more information about MOR and how they did it, contact Missouri Organic Recycling, 7800 E 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64126. Phone: (816) 483-0908, Fax: (816) 455-6526.

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