News from West Salem Machinery

The 2019 Trade Show Season

Posted by West Salem Machinery on Aug 19, 2019 12:21:00 PM

One thing that every industry and company has in common is attending trade shows. What is unique and fantastic about West Salem Machinery is the variety of industry shows that we participate in every year, as both attendees and exhibitors.

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Topics: News, Grinders, Hogs, Screens

WSM’s Preventative Maintenance & Operator Training Program

Posted by West Salem Machinery on Jul 18, 2019 12:18:00 PM

Helping our customers ensure their grinding, screening, and processing equipment is operating at peak performance has always been a priority at WSM. Our dedicated, experienced field service staff is available to help ensure your operators and equipment are delivering optimal results – maximizing your ROI.

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Topics: News, Parts and Service, Preventative Maintenance

Recent Large Mill Installation

Posted by West Salem Machinery on May 22, 2019 1:53:34 PM


West Salem recently  completed  equipment  start up  and maintenance training  at two sections of a  large mill in New Hampshire.  In the pellet mill,  WSM's 4254 Super Shredder is processing green wood chips prior to drying The  system included a 300 HP Motor, I nfeed Chute which is fed by a WSM Cur tain Feeder/Screw  Conveyor and S crew  D ischarge  C onveyor.  WSM supplied engineered drawings for the machine  S upport  Structure and D ischarge  C hute.  The Super Shredder is a heavy duty machine designed for  long term operat ion and will reduce Eastern White Pine wood chips to an approx. ¾” minus fiber at  approx. 13.5 green TPH.

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Topics: News, Organics Processing, Grinders

Recent Plant Expansion Projects

Posted by West Salem Machinery on Apr 30, 2019 1:54:00 PM

West Salem recently finished installation of our newest machining center.  This Doosan 3 axis vertical milling machine adds about 50-75% improvement in productivity over previous mills. A dedicated 10 ton overhead crane was installed to feed the Doosan.

We Are Expanding Our Warehouse 

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Topics: News

Introducing Patrick Lorenz - VP of Sales

Posted by West Salem Machinery on Apr 23, 2019 9:02:00 AM

We are very pleased to announce the recent appointment of Patrick Lorenz as Vice-President of Sales for West Salem Machinery.

Patrick brings over 21 years of experience in sales management, business development and enhancing relationships with business partners and customers.  Patrick’s experience in the industrial world is extensive and includes application and sales of a wide variety of rotating process equipment for over 25 years, including a previous stint with West Salem Machinery.

Patrick can be reached at 503-364-2213 and at

Welcome, Patrick!

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Topics: Insider, News

2019 Promises Exciting Growth for Many WSM Affiliate Industries

Posted by West Salem Machinery on Feb 8, 2019 12:05:00 PM

If the start of 2019 serves as a strong indication, the manufacturing industry seems poised to enjoy a great year, with many additional positive developments even further adding to what looks like a bright future.

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Topics: News

West Salem's Agent in Asia

Posted by West Salem Machinery on Feb 7, 2019 12:54:38 PM

West Salem Machinery has renewed their agreement with their agent, Chris Thompson, who covers Asia and Oceana. Chris brings his 10 years of industry experience and fluency in Mandarin to offer WSM world class grinders, screens, and processing systems to the region.

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Topics: News, Asia

WSM Focus on Parts & Service

Posted by West Salem Machinery on Feb 7, 2019 12:47:20 PM

WSM is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Garrett as Director of WSM Parts & Service. Dan has worked for WSM for over 22 years and brings a vast amount of experience to this expanded role.  “We consistently hear from our customers how important quick response for parts and service is to them,” said Mark Lyman, president of West Salem Machinery, “We want to ensure that our commitment is well understood by the industry and have further invested in our Parts and Service group by formally separating them from any new equipment responsibilities and adding personnel.”

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Topics: News, Parts and Service

WSM Ships Grinding System to Roseburg Forest Products

Posted by West Salem Machinery on Feb 7, 2019 12:38:29 PM

West Salem Machinery is proud to partner, once again, with Roseburg Forest Products on the state-of-the-art new LVL plant in Chester, SC.  Roseburg’s new facility will have the most advanced technology and the highest capacity continuous LVL press in the world. 

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Topics: News, Grinders

Upgrade Your Grinder with West Salem Machinery

Posted by West Salem Machinery on Nov 27, 2018 3:31:29 PM

Is it time to look at upgrading your grinder? WSM can help you determine the best solution to optimize your operation! WSM offers the most rugged and reliable Horizontal and Vertical Grinders/Hogs available. Our unique pivoting top case allows access to preventative maintenance areas with all infeed components remaining in place. WSM's Ballistics Infeed Chute for our Vertical Grinders is a unique design that helps capture tramp metal and other uncrushables - helping to protect the grinder rotor and reduce maintenance expenses. WSM Grinders are available with a wide variety of hammer styles/configurations and sizing screen options, giving you the ability to process varied feedstock and produce multiple products.

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Topics: Press Release, News