History of Cresswood Shredding Machinery
In 1963 Ron Cress founded Dun-Rite Tool & Machine Co. which is the parent company of Cresswood Shredding Machinery in a rented two-car garage. In 1970, a 10,000 square foot building was erected at our present location to house the growing business. In 1978, the building had grown to 35,000 square feet, and the business had expanded to include “steel fabrication”. In 1990, another building of 20,000 square feet was added to bring us to our current 55,000 square feet which houses our machine shop, our fabricating shop, and our assembly area.
Cresswood is a division of Dun-Rite Tool & Machine Co, a tool and die maker by trade. We serve a customer base of industrial clients throughout the Midwest. Dun-Rite has designed, manufactured, rebuilt and maintained process equipment for production environments since 1963. Cresswood was originally called Cresswood Stove Works Inc. in the late 1970’s when we designed and built combustion equipment for the residential and commercial customer. Later we changed our focus to building shredders/grinders and changed our name to Cresswood Recycling Systems which has since been renamed to Cresswood Shredding Machinery. All of Cresswood’s machines, conveyors, cutter heads and tooling have been built within Dun-Rite Tool & Machine’s 55,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Northern Illinois. This concentration of engineering, manufacturing and quality control in one location gives our customers “one source responsibility.”
The machines are customized to fit our customers’ particular application needs. Rotor designs are available to handle specific wood, plastic, or paper applications. By using various sizes and types of cutters, cutter placements, and rotor designs, we are able to maximize the output potential for all types of operations.
What We do
First and foremost, Cresswood Shredding Machinery is an experienced solutions provider with a solid pedigree of delivering innovative equipment, superb customer support, and field-proven success. Cresswood designs, develops, and custom builds versatile Single-Shaft, Low-RPM "DESTROYER" Shredder/Grinders at our manufacturing facility located 60 miles West of Chicago. Offering 'multi-material & multi-market' capabilities, Cresswood Shredder/Grinders feature the flexibility to cost-efficiently process Wood, Paper, Plastic, and mixed-source materials through
quick-change screens down to a precise & uniform particle size.
Compelling Customer Commitment
From equipment selection to the complete integration of high-performance systems, Cresswood's expert sales & engineering staff is dedicated to satisfying customer application requirements, and to the fulfillment of project goals. Drawing on our extensive network of material brokers and end-users, we can also help you to anticipate your 'next big business opportunities' based on the unique processing advantages of "DESTROYER"Shredder/Grinders. Exceptional factory-direct Service Teams, Parts Availability, and durable Tooling Packages assure the benefits of Cresswood's long-term "partnership commitment" to our customers.