>>A PERFECT FIT
IPS auto-tie baler is the ideal match for Gateway’s document destruction operation.
With the baling trifecta at work at Cleveland’s Gateway Recycling, President Tom Sustersic has come to expect clean, dense, export-quality bales
from his IPS equipment. The IPS auto-tie model AT724-30R, installed in
2005, has ensured that the baled paper generated by Gateway’s secure
document destruction branch meets the same export-quality standards
as the rest of its paper recycling operations.
Sustersic launched Gateway Confidential in 2003, and the auto-tie
baler was added two years later as part of a systems upgrade. The operation now provides off-site shredding services to a wide variety of customers from private offices to medical, insurance and financial firms.
Gateway Confidential is already a member of the National Association
for Information Destruction (NAID), and Sustersic says the company is
modifying its current plant to pursue the association’s AAA Certification.
As a shredder, Sustersic says his top priority is obviously the security of
his operation. “What is important for us is to protect our clients—to handle their documents in a confidential manner,” he says. However, with his
roots in paper recycling for the past 16 years, Sustersic also understands
the recovered fiber market once the paper has been destroyed.
While the export market’s appetite for bulk grades like old corrugated
containers (OCC) is well-documented, shredded office paper also has
enormous growth potential as an exported commodity, Sustersic says.
That means dense bales that can maximize shipping containers are just
as important for his shredded paper as for his OCC and news grades. Bal-
ing shredded paper can be challenging because it is so light, but Sustersic says the 1,400 to1,600-pound standard 30-inch-by-60-inch bales the
IPS auto tie produces have more than met his expectations.
In addition, the IPS auto-tie has been tailored specifically to meet
the needs of Gateway Confidential, Sustersic says. The IPS baler model
has been sized to match the capacity of his Allegheny paper shredder,
which can process a maximum of seven tons per hour. “It’s a perfect fit
for the application,” he says.
As a long-standing customer, Sustersic knew he could count on the
representatives from IPS to help him find the perfect baler and integrate
it into his shredding system. The three balers on the ground at Gateway reflect Sustersic’s confidence in his choice of equipment and the
people who back it. “We’ve got a great working relationship with IPS,”
IPS BALERS, INC.
396 Frost Industrial Blvd. • Baxley, GA 31513
Tel: (912) 366-9460 • (800) 280-2313
Fax: (912) 366-9559
The IPS AT724-30R at
Cleveland’s Gateway Recycling.
The IPS Conquest 180-100S at First Capital
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