Equipment delays slow down trash baler project

Progress on transitioning from moving Wrangell’s trash in open-top containers aboard barges to bales of shredded and compressed waste in closed containers is moving slower than expected due to equipment delivery delays, said Capital Facilities Director Amber Al-Haddad.

“We can anticipate all the baler equipment to arrive by next week,” she said, adding that there are several other pieces that will take longer to arrive.

Due to staffing and material shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Al-Haddad said, manufacturers worldwide have experienced delays building and shipping equipment. In particu...


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