The Salvation Army uses a Bramidan B6030 to bale the clothing they receive as donations
Volunteer charity organization, The Salvation Army, in Kankakee, Illinois, receives many clothing donations to support their charity work.
The organization sells the clothing as a commodity to make money to support their charity work.
50 gaylords of donated clothesThe organization was using gaylords to store the donated clothes. With more than 50 full gaylords in their storage facility, they began to run out of space.
In search of a more efficient solution to reduce the volume of stored clothing and clean up their work space, they decided to try a textile baler. The baler solution was suggested by The Salvation Army of Kankakee's Director of Retail Operations, Robert Schumann. Having previously worked at large retail stores, such as Walmart, Robert was well aware of the benefits of baling.
Baler compacts textile for recycling
Cleaner workspace – and better internal logisticsWith a baler on site, all of the donated clothing that previously filled 50 gaylords now equals just two bales. Since all the large gaylords have disappeared from the storage area, the internal logistics at the facility has improved and allowed for a cleaner workspace.
Easy-to-fit and safe baler
The baler is front operated and has automatic bale ejection. The automatic bale ejection means that there is no going behind the baler to eject the bale. This is both a safety feature and means that the machine can be placed right up against the wall and take up less space.
All of Bramidan's machines meet ANSI Standards Z245.5 and OSHA Safety Standards and can be operated safely by all employees regardless of age, background, and technical skills. The control panels are UL® and CUL® approved.
According to Robert, this baler is also much more quiet than any other baler he has worked. The staff is able to work without interruptions, even when the baler is being operated.
Key accountThe Salvation Army is part of a key account agreement with Bramidan Balers.
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The storage facility before installing the baler
The entrance of a Salvation Army thrift store and donation center
All of the donated clothes are made into bales