RM Compact Recycler at large-scale project
PEORIA, ILLINOIS Two-story buildings in East Peoria, originally built in about 1957 as a “Holiday Inn” hotel, had become obsolete for the hotel industry. However, the site location became more prominent, lending way for re-development. The main client is a local department store coming in with an 88,000 sq. ft. retail store – as the project location is at the intersection of Interstate I-74 and Main Street.
The total demolition consisted of the 100,000 sq. ft. 2-story hotel and an Applebee's Restaurant with 5800 sq. ft. to be removed. In the demolition process, the hotel buildings were stripped to clean masonry and concrete. The building structures were then brought down and hauled to a recycling site where the floor slabs, foundations, curbs and asphalt paving were recycled on site with a RUBBLE MASTER Compact Recycler RM80 and the materials reused on-site as CA-6 gravel under floor slabs and as base for new asphalt paving. Also the large glue-lam beam from the Holidome were salvaged. The concrete reinforced with steel and masonry materials were hauled off to be recycled for re-use on that site with the RM80.
Dave Schielein, President of Ironhustler Excavating Inc., located in Peoria, sees his decision for RUBBLE MASTER Compact Recyclers as just the right thing at that time: “After about 1 1/2 years looking into the recycling business with hopes to complement our business, we selected the RUBBLE MASTER RM80 with he OS80 separator. The main point of interest to us was the production quality of processed material, and the compact feature of the unit. Not to mention the versatility of the machine and capability to make two materials at one time. We looked at many crushers and talked to a lot of people before coming to a conclusion. To be efficient in on-site crushing and recycling, we needed to be able to produce a high quality, gradable material in one pass without additional screening or extra equipment needed.”
“The crushing market in North America is fairly well established in the larger metropolitan areas” explains Ironhustler President, “with recycling yards mainly by the larger highway and heavy contractors. However, we feel with these latest innovations, such as the RM80, on-site recycling is about to take off. Especially when considering the cost savings of trucking off materials and trucking in new materials. We offer contract recycling for clients and we also rent the RM80 with a trained operator, in addition to use on our own projects. And we anticipate adding another unit next year.”