PTR Welcomes New Hires to Our Sales Teams!
PTR Baler and Compactor Company has recently welcomed two exciting new additions to our national Sales Team!
CJ PANCIOCCO – SOUTHWEST
We’re thrilled to announce that CJ Panciocco, formerly of WCA Waste of Orlando, is the newest member of the PTR sales team. CJ brings with him a new dimension of understanding coupled with an enthusiastic attitude.
CJ is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University where he majored in Marketing and Small Business Consulting. He has worked in both the hauling and equipment sides of the waste and recycling industry, so he truly understands and can anticipate your needs.
CJ’s primary role with PTR will be to manage the Southwest region (CA, AZ, NV, NM, UT, CO) for new and rebuilt equipment sales under the direct guidance of Fred Freer, Director of Sales SE & SW. We believe you will find his expertise invaluable for all of your future waste and recycling equipment requirements. Feel free to contact CJ directly!
Southwest Regional Sales Representative
o: (215) 537-2214 ex.2288
c: (267) 658-0264
SAM MCKINLEY – MIDWEST
PTR has also recently welcomed Sam McKinley as the newest member of the PTR Midwest sales team! Sam is an Ohio State graduate and now resides in the Columbus, Ohio area. After earning his degree, Sam was involved in helping a National Hauler grow their market share in the Midwestern Region.
His primary role with PTR will be to manage the OH, MI, KY and IN territory for new and rebuilt equipment sales under the direct guidance of Jay Sikorski, Regional Manager Midwest & Northwest. We believe you will find his expertise invaluable for all of your future waste and recycling equipment requirements.
Together, we’re confident we can add value to your Waste/Recycling Program. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment or have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Sam directly!Sam McKinleyMidwest Regional Sales Representativeo: (800) 523-3654 ex.1010c: (267) 453-2905
Recycling in 2021: Looking Forward
2020 was certainly an anomaly year across the board, disrupting a number of industries, including recycling. There’s no doubt that the last year has made a significant impact on the recycling and waste industry.
The coronavirus pandemic changed the way businesses operated as well as how we recycle at home. Before COVID-19, reusable was becoming the name of the game. Disposable packaging was decreasing, while the demand for reusable options were on the rise. The pandemic turned that trend on it’s head. Anything that could become disposable, did, in order to help prevent the spread of the virus.
The recycling industry has become largely overwhelmed. Most cities ask their residents to focus more on quality over quantity. The rise in residential recycling can be attributed to a significant increase people working remotely, children attending school virtually, and so on. According to David Biderman, executive director and CEO of SWANA, “residential volumes were up about 20%” in the early stages of the pandemic (Resource-recycling.com). That numbers has come down a bit, but it’s still much higher than the industry is used to dealing with.
The United States currently has a 32% National recycling rate (Resource-recycling.com). The U.S. EPA has a goal to reach 50% diversion by the year 2030. In order to achieve that goal, the organization is challenging businesses, communities and individuals to to take certain measures. Here’s a brief summary of those measures:
MEASURE 1: Reduce contamination in recycling.
This means ensuring you are recycling items that are indeed recyclable. Your city or township should provide information on which # plastics they accept, as well as what other materials are appropriate to recycle.
MEASURE 2: Make the recycling processing system more efficient.
Here, the EPA wants to make sure that anything that can be recycled, is. Again, this will take education and making curbside recycling accessible for all Americans.
MEASURE 3: Strengthen the economic markets for recycled materials.
Overall, this means manufacturers utilizing recyclable materials as often as possible and the public buying more recycled products. You can find full information from U.S. EPA here.
If you manage an organization that deals with waste, utilizing a Recycling Baler will be a critical measure to get on board with these goals in addition to your own sustainability goals. Contact PTR today to learn how! Click here to get started.
Facility Management with PTR
Waste and recycling equipment is necessary for the vast majority of industries and types of businesses. Whether you manage a hotel, hospital, medical facility, restaurant, apartment complex, or retail establishment, you need waste and recycling equipment.
How do you know which type of equipment is right for your business or organization? PTR Baler and Compactor Company can help you determine what you need. Our experts can identify your organization’s waste stream composition. From there, we can recommend the PTR machines that best meet your unique needs.
Here’s a basic guide to determining which equipment you’ll need:
Do you have predominately dry waste? If you do, you’ll most likely benefit most from a PTR Stationary Compactor. Typically, they are best for retail establishments such as home supply stores, clothing stores and department store chains, as well as distribution centers.
HOW IT WORKS: The dry waste is compacted into the container. The full container is then removed from the compactor, which remains in its position. The container is emptied at a different location by a waste hauler, and then returned to your facility.
Do you have mostly wet waste? Organizations such as malls, movie theaters, condo association, apartment complexes and restaurants deal with a significant amount of food and liquid waste. Organic materials are best suited for a PTR Self-contained Compactor. This type of compactor is carefully designed to prevent leakage, which is critical in order to prevent odors and pests. PTR Self-Contained compactors have a unique liquid seal.
HOW IT WORKS: The entire unit is hauled away to be emptied at a landfill. Preventing leakage and odor control are so important because you want to ensure you’re able to fill the unit as much as possible in order to control waste hauling costs.
Do you have a significant amount of recyclable waste? Those who find they have a great number of recyclable materials, including cardboard, plastic bags, shrink wrap, aluminum cans, paper and plastic bottles should consider a PTR Vertical Baler. Our balers are the best quality you’ll find, and they are manufactured right here in the U.S.A. We offer a variety of sizes to suit the needs of organizations large and small. With a baler, this waste can be a new profit stream for your business, since proper recycling bales are valuable commodities. You’ll see a return on your investment quickly, will keep floor space clear of debris, and help the environment with one simple machine.
Contact us today to discuss your business and we can come up with a custom solution best for you.
Call (800) 523-3654 or click here.
PTR Parts Catalog – Second Edition Coming Soon!
Second Edition Coming soon!
Have you signed up for the PTR Parts Catalog? If your organization utilizes a baler or compactor, it’s a must have!
This comprehensive catalog showcases all available OEM-Certified electrical, hydraulic & mechanical parts. It includes all the replacement parts you could need for your balers, compactors, cart tippers and other waste and recycling equipment. This catalog also features Standard & Universal Power Units for pressure shift and by-pass cylinder compactors, as well as Rebuild Kits and packages at competitive prices.
ADDITIONALLY, YOU’LL FIND:
- Wiring Diagrams – to help simplify the process of troubleshooting.
- Baler & Compactor Decal Placement Drawings – to help you ensure proper placement of decals on your equipment, a necessity for compliance and employee safety.
- Smart Maintenance Tips – to help you get optimal performance out of your baler or compactor.
To sign up, visit bit.ly/PTRParts_Catalog_Signup, and provide your name and address to send your physical copy.
Because quality parts help guarantee the uninterrupted, optimal performance of your baler or compactor, we also send out a monthly PTR Parts Email Newsletter. It often includes special priced units or kits! Don’t miss limited-time offers and deals by subscribing to our Parts Mailing List!
Questions? Please contact:PTR Baler and Compactor Co. Parts DepartmentEndri FrasheriOffice: (215) 205-5486
Now Hiring Field Service Mechanics!
PTR is searching for Field Service Mechanics to join our team at multiple locations. PTR Baler and Compactor is a
world leader in the waste equipment industry. We are a 4th generation, family-owned company that prides itself on
quality and innovation. Our mission is to help companies achieve their green initiatives by reducing waste streams
and increasing recycling efforts.
• Service balers, compactors and industrial equipment
• Diagnose, repair, perform maintenance on equipment
• Ensure units are fully operational and exceeds customer expectations.
• Hydraulic repair and electrical troubleshooting experience
• Experience working with diesel or industrial machines
• Strong mechanical and technical skills with mechanic background
• Ability to read and comprehend schematics
• Detail oriented & strong customer service skills
• Experience with PLC
• Welding experience
*Willing to work over-time when requested by manager and based on business needs
At PTR, we consider our workforce our most valuable asset. We strive to provide top notch
compensation and benefit programs to allow PTR employees to protect their personal
and financial health, prepare for their futures, and create peace of mind. We proudly offer:
• Life Insurance
• 401k w/ profit sharing and bonuses
• Discretionary bonus
• 10 Paid Holiday (Eligible Immediately)
**If you do not need medical insurance, you’ll earn an additional $55.00 per week!
If you think you’d be a great candidate, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your interest!
Have A Happy, Sustainable Holiday
Even though this year is quite different than most, you can still make an effort to have a more sustainable holiday season. We put a guide together of some sustainable shopping and gift ideas to help inspire you!
1. Virtual Workshops
Online workshops and masterclasses are a growing trend right now. Classes are taught by experts in fields like cooking, negotiation, interior design, poker, gardening, acting, communication, filmmaking, and the list goes on.
2. Gift Cards to Local Businesses
We all know how important it is to support our small businesses right now. Consider getting friends and loved ones gift cards to their favorite local restaurants or shops that can be used during and after the pandemic. It’s not only a great gift to them, but to your community as well.
Plants in your home have been proven to help improve your overall mood, increase your attention span and even help improve air quality. Why not gift a friend with an easy to care for house plant? Spider plants and pathos are great plants, even for those without a green thumb.
4. Shop Eco-friendly brands
TenTree is one popular brand of apparel and accessories that is well-known for their sustainability efforts. For every purchase, they plant 10 trees. Another great brand is Patagonia, which uses recycled materials and has long fought for environmental ethics in the activewear fashion industry. A few other options: TenTree,
Is there a particular cause that you know means a lot to a friend or loved one? Consider making a donation in their name to a charitable organization. Here’s a comprehensive list of non-profits in the Philadelphia area.
Happy sustainable shopping!
Join the PTR Team! Now Hiring AWS Welders
PTR is looking to hire several American Welding Society Certified production welders in both our manufacturing plants, located in Philadelphia, PA and Plant City, FL. If you’re an experienced welder, we’d love for you to apply today!
PTR is happy to offer our employees many great benefits, including:
- Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance 100% paid by PTR for the Employee
- Company paid Life Insurance
- 2 Pensions
Key Requirements of the Position:
- Weld, tack and fabricate products with blueprints as reference
- Basic mathematical and measurement skills
- Ability to read and understand blueprints/weld symbols
- Prior MIG welding and fitting experience
- Formal weld training and education
Basic Qualifications Required:
- High School diploma or GED
- 2 plus years of related experience
- Welding certification
- Formal training or schooling with welding
- Ability to work overtime as needed
If you think you’d be a great fit, please send your resume to email@example.com. Thank you for your interest!
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The Smart Baler Gets Even Smarter.
THE LATEST FEATURE of the PTR SMART BALER
The newest feature of the PTR Smart Baler helps reinforce the connection between your waste and recycling operations and your administrative department.
Now, data is automatically transmitted from the baler into Smartsheet software. Smartsheet is a type of management and collaboration software used to assign tasks, track progress on work projects, manage calendars and more. The software easily integrates with Google G Suite. Learn more about Smartsheet at www.smartsheet.com.
How does this benefit your business? It provides you with the most accurate data possible, which is extremely valuable. The more reliable the data, the easier it is to make decisions for the business. Along with the other innovative features of the Smart Baler, the Smart Baler will revolutionize your organization’s current waste processes by increasing speed, accuracy, efficiency and safety.
Here’s what else makes it unlike any other baler:
-Smart Control Panel with easy to use interface (just like your smartphone!)
-Triple safety switch
-Fingerprint reader option
These features are accessible directly through the interface:
-Request baling wire
-View bales ejected log
-View service logs
-View supplies requested log
Ready to learn more? Request a Priority Quote here.
Did you know PTR has a patent on our innovative Diagnostic System for our recycling balers and trash compactors?
-Includes a controller and a plurality of switches coupled to inputs of the controller.
-A first switch is in a first position when a ram of the compactor/baler is below a predetermined location, and a second position when the ram reaches the location.
-A second switch is in a first position when pressure driving the ram is below a predetermined pressure limit, and a second position when the ram exceeds the pressure limit.
-A communication port and display are operatively coupled to outputs of the controller.
-The controller is configured to, upon actuation of the first switch to the first position, activate a ram timer to count to a predetermined timer setting, and, if the second switch is actuated to the second position before the ram timer reaches the timer setting, output an alert of a full bale condition the communication port and/or display.
Get the full details here.
Baler Benefits: Fiscal, Functional & Environmental
A recycling baler will provide a plethora of benefits in three key areas of every business or organization: fiscal, functional and environmental.
Recycling balers provide a significant financial benefit to your organization. Recycling balers turn what was once waste into valuable recycling commodities. Something that was once thrown away has become an additional revenue stream. The return will prove to be well worth the investment. You’ll find it won’t take too long for the reduction in shipping costs, decrease in trips to the landfill, and recycling rebate earnings to cover the cost of the baler.
Even if your organization is working with a small budget, PTR can help you find the right baler for you. Our Rebuilt pre-owned certified balers are a great option for those who want to start a recycling program with limited funds.
Safe, proper use of a high-quality, well-maintained PTR Recycling Baler can increase the overall productivity of your backroom operations significantly. A reliable piece of equipment that was built to last, like a PTR unit, will reduce downtime in several ways. First, you’ll streamline your waste and recycling operations. Your backroom environment will be cleaner, healthier and have more clear space, which reduces the chance of employee injury. And, with less hauling trips, you’ll save not only money, but valuable time, as well.
All employees who operate the baler must be fully trained to use it safely. PTR can help you train your staff properly.
Today, it’s critical for corporations and smaller businesses alike to be keenly focused on their environmental impact. Finding ways to act more responsibly towards the environment is now its own position in many companies. Recycling balers are a no-brainer when it comes to implementing sustainability policies.
No matter the size of your organization, you create waste. How you handle this waste is what will make all the difference. A recycling baler helps you do this! First, you’ll create a commodity from what was waste. PTR balers, depending on the model, can recycle material like cardboard, plastic, paper, aluminum and more. Some larger units can even compress tires and appliances. With less garbage pickup and trips to the landfill, you’ll lower your carbon footprint.
Contact PTR today to learn more! Our experienced representatives will work with you to find the baler that will best suit your needs and budget.
Don’t Let the Holidays Scare You!
Be prepared for the increased holiday volume with PTR Service & Maintenance!
The holiday season is the busiest time of year for most retail businesses. Therefore, it’s also the busiest time of year for shipping companies and all companies who work with retailers. Making sure your waste and recycling equipment has been properly serviced is critical to ensuring an successful holiday season. The goal is for equipment to be functioning optimally, so there’s much less risk of cost-sucking downtime due as a result of service or repair. Our Preventative Maintenance and Service programs are a smart, cost-effective investment for your company.
What makes PTR Service & Maintenance different than our competitors in the industry?
- PTR Services and Dispatch calls 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year
- Provide engineering support (mechanical & electric)
- PTR submits quotes for quotes beyond the NTE’s
- Provide daily support similar to a 3rd party software management
- 99% rate of arrival on or before scheduled ETA
- 80% first time completion rate for service
- Provide Engineering Support (Mechanical & Electric)
- Provide Support similar to a 3rd Party Software Management on a daily basis
- Manage 3rd Party Insurance Certificates
- Service Call “Storage” for OSHA / Service EOL Guidance
Another major benefit of working with PTR for your baler and compactor service, repair and maintenance is that we manage our Service Truck inventory to be sure they are as accurate as possible. Additionally, all subcontractors inventory is reviewed to meet the same standards. That way we have what you need, when you need it. We also provide safety inspections for each and every service call we attend.
Because we are a manufacturer, we have access to all parts. Many of them are readily available at our facility. We’re able to pass these savings on to you, saving you time and money! You can view all electrical, mechanical and hydraulic parts at parts.ptrco.com.
When we perform a Preventative Maintenance check, our expert technician will address the critical systems and structures of your unit, including the following:
- Evaluate overall equipment condition.
- Verify that all safety decals are in good condition.
- Test and verify the operation of safety features.
- Thoroughly inspect the cylinder welds and seals.
- Grease all fittings.
- Inspect all hoses and crimps.
- Inspect all hose clamps and tighten as needed.
- Inspect motor for signs of wear or end of life conditions.
- Inspect pump for leaks or signs of failure.
- Inspect oil level and general condition.
- (Optional) Perform oil analysis by an independent laboratory.
- Operate gauge and verify that there are no leaks and operational.
- To see the complete list of items addressed, click here.
Programs can also be customized to best suit your company’s needs. Some popular add-ons include:
- Replacing up to 5 gallons of Hydraulic Fluid
- Replacing Safety Stickers
- Replace two main hydraulic hoses and fittings
- Replace start/stop button
- Replace key switch
- Key Guard Installation
Call us to schedule your maintenance appointment for the busy Holiday Season! (800) 523-1155SALES • SERVICE • PARTS(800) 523-3654 | (800) 523-1155 | (800) 599-5100