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Bayne Premium Lift Systems Marks 40 Years of Excellence


Chicago, WasteExpo Booth #1869 (May 6, 2008) — Like WasteExpo, Bayne Premium Lift Systems is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2008. Bayne is the leading manufacturer of cart lifters for commercial, industrial and refuse/recycling applications.

Bayne is commemorating the occasion with a new slogan: 40 Years of Excellence. This tag line is incorporated into the company’s WasteExpo booth signage and promotional items.

“Over the last 40 years, Bayne has been committed to excellence in everything we do, from manufacturing top-quality products to offering our customers the best possible service and support,” explains Doug Pheffer, Bayne general manager. “The company owes its success to our employees, many of whom have been with us for 10 years or more, our dedicated distributors, and our customers.”

Bayne Machine Works, Inc. was established in Greenville, S.C., by Jimmy Bayne in 1968. For the first 18 years, the company was a machine shop fabricating parts for various industries throughout the southeastern United States. In the early 1980s, as Jimmy Bayne was contemplating taking the company in a new direction, he was approached by a refuse cart manufacturer looking for cart lifters that were thinner and more reliable than those available from other sources.

After extensive research and development by the Bayne engineering team, the company introduced its Thinline® Premium Lift System featuring a patented rack and pinion rotary actuator in 1986. This cart lifter design was developed specifically for waste handling applications and has gone on to become the most requested in the industry. Its thin profile works in conjunction with most commercial container lift bars, so it can be used without interference on rear loaders that collect commercial containers. The rack and pinion actuator provides smooth operation with minimal maintenance.

In 2001, Heil Environmental purchased Bayne Machine Works. Since Bayne was now a full-time manufacturing company, not a machine shop, its DBA name was changed to Bayne Premium Lift Systems to reflect its most popular product.

In 2004, Bayne built upon its employees’ experience and expertise with refuse cart tippers to create a new line of lifters. The Bayne Engineered Solutions Team™ (BEST) series of commercial and industrial lifters are designed for use in factories, hospitals, shopping centers, food processing plants, post offices, universities and other material handling applications.

In December 2006, Bayne relocated its headquarters and manufacturing operations to a more efficient facility in Greenville, S.C. The new, 42,000-square-foot facility was custom-designed to streamline material flow and improve operations. Unlike some companies that outsource manufacturing, and simply assemble their final products, Bayne manufactures all of its cart lifter parts in-house for complete quality control.

For more information about any of the products in Bayne’s full line of hydraulic refuse cart lifters or commercial and industrial lifters, visit WasteExpo booth #1869, call (800) 535-2671 or visit the Web site at

Bayne Premium Lift Systems designs and manufactures a complete line of hydraulic cart lifters for refuse collection vehicles and commercial/industrial applications at its state-of-the-art facility in Greenville, S.C. Bayne premium lifters feature the company’s patented Thinline® rack and pinion rotary actuator for smooth, low-maintenance operation and the best lift capacity, even at low operating pressures. Bayne cart tippers are the most requested in the refuse industry and are available through the industry’s largest distribution network. Established in 1968, Bayne is a Dover company.

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