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In 1946 …

Balemaster began as part of the East Chicago Machine Tool Corporation with the introduction of automatic horizontal balers and shredders built for specialized industrial applications. From the beginning, Balemaster engineered these balers and shredders to meet the production requirements of a wide range of customers needing automation in their waste handling and recycling operations.


We are recognized as a world leader in baler technology. We continue in the tradition of providing innovative solutions built around our solid engineering expertise. We have commissioned thousands of balers and shredders worldwide. As customer requirements have changed over the years, we have responded by offering the industry’s broadest product line, capable of cost effectively meeting any automatic waste handling challenge.

Engineering Excellence

Expert engineering goes into every piece of equipment that we build. We have earned a reputation in developing innovative technologies such as positive dust control, operator friendly touch screen controllers, our highly productive “auto-ty” baler line and our low RPM “Quiet” Shredder line. Our engineers continue to respond to the real world needs of our customers.

Manufacturing Expertise

Craftsmanship and expert CNC precision machining go into every piece of equipment that comes off our floor. Our mechanical, electrical, and structural engineers oversee meeting the strictest quality control standards. This contributes to our equipment’s reputation as being the most reliable and dependable in the industry – offering longer service life and a superior return on your investment.

Advantages of Working With Balemaster

  • Nationwide Network of Local Representatives
  • Monthly In-House Training Schools
  • Same Day Parts Shipping
  • Field Service Engineers for Equipment Start-up
  • Continued Awareness Programs


Contact Balemaster about the full line of value added products available for your baling and shredding needs. We are experts at customizing high-productivity waste handling and recycling solutions, tailored to your exact application requirements.