Shredder Operations Forum - 2023
This day-and-a-half event is designed for those involved in handling material, conducting maintenance and other “hands-on” activities that are essential to operations at shredder facilities. It is also for those who want a better understanding of these issues, their challenges, and their safety aspects.

Attendees will learn from experts about important daily and recurring activities for efficient and safe shredder operations and have an opportunity to network and build relationships with peer attendees.

Optional complimentary add-on activities
Participation based on capacities and first-come registration.

  • SOLD OUT! SA Recycling Tour (limited to 100 participants and subject to approval of tour host)
    Transportation and PPE will be provided. Attendees must wear closed toe shoes.
  • Hazard Recognition: Fire Safety & Prevention in Recycling (limited to 50 participants)
    The registration fee is per person and includes participant materials, lunch, continental breakfast, and refreshment breaks. There is no additional fee for participation in the optional yard tour though pre-registration is required and limited to the first 100 registrants. There is no additional fee for participation in the optional Hazard Recognition: Fire Safety & Prevention in Recycling program though pre-registration is required and limited to the first 50 registrants.

Regular FEES (9/15 until 10/19): $389 | $778 (Member|Non)

Onsite FEES (10/20 until 10/26): $419 | $838 (Member|Non)


For questions or to secure a sponsorship please contact: Janesha Russell, Director of Business Development,, (502) 409-2615


Please note this agenda is subject to change

Day 1

Wednesday, October 25
  • 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up
  • 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Registration and Badge Pick Up
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception

Day 2

Thursday, October 26
  • 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration and Badge Pick Up
  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Networking Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
  • 8:30 – 8:35 a.m. Welcome Jordan Vexler COO, Monterrey Iron & Metal
  • 8:35 – 9:45 a.m. Session 1: Maintenance Planning, Scheduling and Safety Speaker: Dustin Colonna
    Lead Programmer, Riverside Engineering
    This session on maintenance planning will address preventive versus reactive activities, scheduling and approaches for preventive maintenance programs, and planning for outages. Their safety aspects will be highlighted.
  • 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Session 2: Conveyor Maintenance and Safety Speaker: Andrew Weisenstine
    Product Manager, Mi Conveyance Solutions
    This session will address spill prevention, control, and countermeasures, good housekeeping practices, and belting types. Their safety aspects will be highlighted
  • 10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Session 3: Maintenance Shop Organization, Spare Parts Theories and Safety Speaker: Alton Scott Newell III (Scott)
    President, Newell Recycling Equipment LLC
    This session on maintenance resources will address shop organization and spare parts theories. Their safety aspects will be highlighted.
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch with Exhibitors
  • 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Session 4: Electric Motor and Electrical Component Maintenance and Safety Speaker: Sabine Mueller
    Electrical Engineering Consultant, Sabine Mueller Consulting, Inc.
    This session on electric motors will address maintenance of the motor and its components, with their safety aspects highlighted.
  • 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Optional Tour Hosted by SA Recycling
  • Evening on Your Own

Day 3

Friday, October 27
  • 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration and Badge Pick Up
  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Networking Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
  • 9:15 – 11:30 a.m. Session 5:  Feedstock Inspection Measures and Feeding Methods, Practices and Safety Speaker: Randy Brace
    President, Riverside Engineering Inc.
    Speaker: Ben Pirraglia
    Regional Account Manager, Wendt Corp.
    Speaker: James Stepanek
    DCR Sales Director – North America, Danieli Corporation
    Speaker: Bobby Triesch
    Vice President and Regional, SA Recycling– Georgia Region
    This session on feedstock inspection will address prohibited material communication, training and inspection program; feedstock organization; and shredding to the ground. Also, covered will be feedstock material, feed roll usage, including speed and response time; mixing and inputting of feed; and material handling, including series, roles, and positioning Safety aspects will be highlighted. Hear from experts and then your peers in a roundtable discussion.
  • 11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Networking Break with Exhibitors
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Session 6: Hydraulics Maintenance and Safety Speaker: Philip Walls
    Director of Shredder Operations, Harris 
    This session on hydraulics maintenance will address bearing care and installation, hydraulic power unit care, and oil types. Their safety aspects will be highlighted.
  • 12:45 p.m. Shredder and Safety Operations Forum Wrap Up Jordan Vexler
    COO, Monterrey Iron & Metal
Optional Event with Separate Pre-Registration
Hazard Recognition: Fire Safety & Prevention in Recycling
(Onsite Registration Only)
Friday, October 27
1:30 – 5:30 pm

(Lunch provided)

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City
Event Venue

ISRI secured a limited number of sleeping rooms at a discounted rate at the Courtland Grand Hotel. Registration for the Shredder Operations Forum is required to obtain the hotel reservation link with access to the discounted room rate. Discounted rooms are available on a first come first serve basis so don’t delay.

Individuals will receive an emailed confirmation once registered and this confirmation will include detailed information regarding next steps for how to reserve a hotel room at the discounted ISRI rate.

Please note hotel reservations made using a shared discount code and found not to be registered for Shredder and Safety Operations Forum, will be charged the Courtland Grand Hotel prevailing room rate and not the ISRI negotiated rate. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact ISRI at or (202) 662-8500.

The hotel is located approximately 20 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and can be reached via taxi or rideshare.

Courtland Grand Hotel

165 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 800-228-9290 

As with list scams, beware of individuals offering unsolicited assistance booking hotel rooms. Many of these offers are not legitimate and attendees who have used them have found themselves without reservations when they arrive at the event. The only authorized location for booking hotel rooms at the special ISRI rates is through the URLs provided by ISRI at the time you registered for the event. If you have questions or concerns, please contact ISRI Registration at or call (202) 662-8500.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted in writing on or before Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Individuals who cancel in writing on or before September 27 will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. ISRI will provide a refund equal to 50% of the registration fee for registration cancellations made in writing after September 27.

Written cancellations may be emailed to or sent by postal mail to ISRI, 1250 H St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005.


Registration: Michael Romero, or
Programming: David Wagger,
Media: Vicki Morgan,
Sponsorship and Exhibits: Jason Glei, or Janesha Russell,

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