By Mallory Szczepanski, Waste 360
December 6, 2018
Designing materials recovery facilities (MRFs), hauling facilities, transfer stations, and other types of facilities for the waste and recycling industry is no easy feat.
But Cambridge Companies, Inc., a company that provides high-quality design, construction, and general contracting services to a wide range of industries enjoys the challenge and has helped develop safe, effective, and efficient facilities for the waste and recycling industry for 30 years.
Cambridge got its start in the industry in Chicago, mainly designing transfer stations before taking on other types of design-build projects like MRFs and hauling facilities. And over the last 30 years, the company has completed approximately 150 solid waste projects within the U.S., with more currently in the works.
The company, which handles new projects, remodels and expansions, has multiple projects in the works at once, all in different stages. Those projects must be cost-effective, efficient, safe, and durable. For this reason, they need to withstand the large equipment and vehicles that operate at the facilities each day.
“Clients often come to us with possible project ideas, and we take those ideas and develop conceptual plans, budget plans, site selection options, etc., to give them an overview of what is possible and what is not. Many mom-and-pop companies in the industry contact us for projects, and they have limited capital available. But we work with them to build facilities that fit their needs while remaining within their budget.” – Jeff Eriks, President of Cambridge Companies