About our company

Equipment Solutions For The Recycling Industry 

Increasing Recycling One Conveyor at a Time

Karl Schmidt has been a global leader in consulting, engineering and manufacturing custom recycling systems. As a proven partner focused on creating a better recycling environment, we enable clients in more than 35 countries to operate effectively and stay competitive with innovative recycling conveyor systems. Our organization provides companies with strategic insights on current trends and ideal technologies to remain ahead of the curve.

And Building from Karl Schmidt’s Legacy

Commerce City, Colorado, June 1, 2017– Karl W. Schmidt is going to be retiring soon.He has sold his business, but will stay on to consult and see his legacy live on.

“I don’t have children, Karl Schmidt Mfg. is my Legacy, and I am excited to pass it on and happy that my conveyors and business will continue to serve others” — Karl W. Schmidt

Karl Schmidt Mfg. is pleased to announce the completion of the sale of the company to experienced manufacturing business owner Chad TeBeest. Karl Schmidt will continue to work with the company that he founded 38 years ago to pass on the extensive knowledge and excellent customer relationships that have been created. Karl is looking forward to being able to relax some and to see the legacy of excellence that he has built over the past 38 years to continue.

About Chad TeBeest: Chad earned a degree in mechanical engineering and a masters’ in Engineering Technology Management. He currently owns Protocast Inc., a successful foundry and machine shop in Denver, Co. Since being hired in 2005, Chad has worked his way up from machinist to owner and has moved the company from 12 employees to 30. Innovation and creativity that is focused on clean, efficient manufacturing has been successful for Protocast Inc. which will also prove added value to Karl Schmidt Manufacturing.

“We are excited about the business and look forward to serving our clients’ needs”

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Karl Schmidt at call us or email at karl.schmidt@karlschmidt.com.

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About Us

For over 40 years Karl Schmidt Mfg. has provided the recycling industry with top-tier customer service. We pride ourselves in doing what is always right for the customer. One of the most important aspects of having a thriving business is service.

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Regardless if it’s a single slider bed conveyor, a small engineering services project, or a single stream MRF, the Karl Schmidt Mfg.’ outlook remains the same, "Do What is Right For the Customer" regardless of their purchase!

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We have been engineering & manufacturing conveyors and related recycling equipment since 1978. We have installed over 2,000 conveyors, a variety of dual stream systems and single stream recycling systems all over the United States as well as internationally around the World.