New Parts Manager

To our valued customers and partners in excellence:

Our previous parts manager, Tim Endris, has resigned as parts manager effective August 1st 2017. He is moving to Florida to take care of his mother who is dealing with some serious health issues. We are very appreciative of the great progress our parts department has made under Tim’s leadership and wish him well for the future.

With this sudden development we are pleased to announce that Brice Westhusing will be our new Parts Manager. Brice has been with MEI for 3 years in an IT and accounting capacity and has been instrumental in converting all phases of our business to a more efficient operating system that has streamlined our internal processes. His dedication to customer service coupled with his technical and organizational skills were key factors in our decision to promote him into the position of parts manager. Please join us in welcoming Brice to this new phase in his career and call him at 800-248-7590 if he can be of service!

Morgan Thomas to teach Transfer Station Management course at SWANApalooza 2017

Municipal Equipment is excited to announce that our own Morgan Thomas will be teaching the Transfer Station Management course at SWANApalooza 2017. The even is being held March 27-30 2017 at the Reno Nevada convention center. Morgan is also certified to teach the Recycling Systems Certification. Municipal Equipment is proud to employ a team of experts who can assist you with all of your refuse and recycling needs.


Here is some more information on the course:

“The Transfer Station Management (TMS) course addresses factors in planning, design, operation and management of a transfer station. You will learn how a well-planned, designed and operated transfer station provides advantages and flexibility to a waste management system. Discussion of how effective communication with the public and regulators helps mitigate challenges in planning and operating a transfer station, and how planning and design affect construction and operation.”

About SWANA:

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 8,500 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 50 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

Elgin Sweeper & Jimmy Johnson – Two Champions of their Industries


The Municipal Equipment team would like to congratulate NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmy Johnson on his victory in Miami to win his record tying 7th title! Pictured above is the champ with his trophy in front of the official sweeper of NASCAR Green, the Elgin Crosswind® Specialty Track Sweeper. You can see the sweeper working in person next July at the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway!

As the Official Sweeper of NASCAR Green, Elgin Sweeper is present at each NASCAR race event weekend to support NASCAR’s Air Titan equipment to dry rain-soaked racetracks, saving jet fuel and reduce NASCAR’s overall carbon footprint. In addition to supporting the Air Titan equipment with the Elgin Crosswind® Specialty Track Sweeper, Elgin Sweeper helps clean and dry the tracks during caution periods when necessary.

“The Elgin Track Sweeper saves roughly one gallon of diesel fuel per hour, which relates to about 22.4 pounds of carbon dioxide,” said James Crockett, sweeper products manager at Elgin Sweeper. “Our proprietary shared technology system diverts the formerly wasted energy from the chassis engine back to power the sweeper itself. This technology offsets about 16 metric tons of carbon dioxide being put into the environment over the course of a full NASCAR season, which is the equivalent of planting 372 new tree seedlings.”

Based on Elgin Sweeper’s Crosswind GRS unit used to vacuum liquid glycol from airport runways, the Track Sweeper includes unique features developed for racetrack sweeping, track drying and conditioning, and mitigating dust left behind from absorbent products used to clean fuel spills on the track. These features include a side air-blast nozzle, a reverse sweep system, a 20,000 CFM-rated blower, a hydraulically-driven side broom with plastic bristles and a soft-wall attachment to vacuum out behind the weepers (cracks on a racetrack where water seeps through) and the soft wall before and after each race.

In addition to sweeping the NASCAR tracks, the Elgin Track Sweeper also removes standing water, rubber and debris in and around the pit area, which contributes to the overall safety of the racers, their crews and spectators. The sweeper’s powerful side air blast is ideally suited for locations such as grass on the inside field, pit areas and weepers.

Crockett added that the Elgin Track Sweeper provides another environmental benefit on race day. “By speeding up the time it takes to clean and dry the track, the Track Sweeper helps the race event get back on schedule and to completion at a quicker rate,” he said. “By doing so, the overall operations energy usage around the track – electricity used in the suites, media centers and lighting systems – is also significantly reduced.”

Congratulations again to Jimmy, and be sure to look for the Elgin Crosswind® Specialty Track Sweeper at Kentucky Speedway next year!



Welcome Morgan Thomas

Please join the Municipal Equipment team in extending a warm welcome to our newest sales representative, Morgan Thomas! Morgan possesses a wealth of experience in the solid waste and recycling industry. He will be covering the central Tennessee area for MEI.

Morgan was the Solid Waste Director for Marshall County TN for 18 years prior to joining Municipal Equipment in November of 2016. While at Marshall County, Morgan over saw the creation of a Regional Recycling Hub. This hub now processes over 30 tons a day of recyclables for Marshall County and the surrounding cities of Lewisburg, Columbia, Spring Hill, and Franklin. Morgan is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. He has two SWANA certifications and is a SWANA faculty member. His wife Julie is the Director of Special Education in Marshall County and they have one son who plays baseball and rides horses. In his spare time Morgan raises cattle, hay, and horses on the family farm.


You can reach Morgan via cell phone at (931) 975-2773 or via email at

Demo the most innovative refuse truck on the planet today!

Municipal Equipment is excited to share the New Way Roto Pac, the world’s first auger-driven, automated side-loader!

The fully automated Roto Pac, which was designed for organics collection, is the first mobile compactor with a leak-proof body up to 40 inches high that packs with an auger, as opposed to the traditional packing panel. Tested by operators all over the United States, it didn’t take long to discover that Roto Pac works extremely well with municipal solid waste also. The truck’s 27-cubic-yard body design boasts the best legal payload in the industry: 25,000 pounds. Coupled with the fact that Roto Pac’s auger is self-cleaning and eliminates the down time needed to clean out behind the packer ram at the end of each day, the auger can produce up to 23,000 pounds of torque at idle speed and is equipped with an automatic reverse cycle in the event of a jam.

“This machine really is purpose perfected,” said New Way Regional Sales Manager Scott Rupiper. “From compaction rates and hopper to body displacement to the ease of maneuverability in tight spaces, Roto Pac streamlines operation and labor costs. All of this adds up to the most innovative collection vehicle on the market today.”

Municipal Equipment’s demonstrator model just arrived, call today to try it out on your route! 800-248-7590