In 2021, BWE Celebrates 40 Years!

Over the Years:

1981 – Bakers Waste Equipment Inc. was founded by Carson Baker in Morganton, NC, with a vision to build and provide steel containers and compactors to solid waste industry customers in the region.

2001 – Ric Raines acquired BWE after searching for a small, successful business that would have an opportunity to grow in its niche market.  Maximizing operational efficiencies, product quality, and providing superior customer service were among the key improvements put in motion under new leadership.  In the years to come, BWE began to experience substantial growth and recognition in the industry fueled by a dedicated team of employees, and an expanding base of loyal customers.

2007 – Growth led to the addition of two more manufacturing facilities in NC.  In the years to follow, innovation accelerated BWE’s continued success with engineered product improvements, new product designs, and upgrades in the manufacturing processes.  During this time, the transport division was also expanded to include a fleet of dedicated delivery trucks.

2013 – BWE again required more capacity to meet growth and demand.  The answer was finding a large enough facility to consolidate the 3 existing plants, while also providing room for future growth.  An extensive search led to a former Broyhill Furniture plant in Lenoir, NC, with the capacity and yard space to meet current and future needs at a single location.  The facility was re-designed and upfitted with ergonomic workstations and equipment to ensure a safe working environment with optimal workflow.

2015 – “Pinnacle Compactors” is branded as the new identity for BWE’s full line of compactors, receivers, and components as part of a focus on growth within this key industry segment.  BWE has many years of experience building quality compactors, leading to Pinnacle’s introduction as the new brand name representing a “best in class” industrial compactor line.

2021 – BWE has been consistently recognized as a dependable equipment manufacturer over the years, and many of the current container and compactor designs being used across the industry today originated with BWE.  BWE is thankful to the customers, business partners, and employees who helped the company grow to where it is today and looks forward to many more successful years serving as a key vendor to the waste and recycling industries.

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