Ice Recycling Inc. of Lake City, S.C., has invested more than $1 million in a new custom baling system and electrical supply upgrades at its headquarters factory.
The custom system was designed for Ice to bale core tubes and conventional recyclable material. The baling system was manufactured by International Baler Co. in Jacksonville, Fla., and supplied and installed by Recycling Equipment Inc. of Newton, N.C.
The baler is a hybrid design with a modified charge box that increases the density of the bales produced from the standard 1,250-pound bales to more than 1,400 pounds per bale. That allows Ice Recycling to ship an additional 8,000 pounds of material in an export container.
Ice Recycling reprocesses post-industrial plastics, cardboard, paper and metals for customers in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. It is a unit of Lehigh Fibers Co. of Wellford, S.C., in the Greenville-Spartanburg area.