Most in the demolition industry know Cherry as one of its long-time leaders. The Houston based demolition and recycling company—now in its 60th year of operation—has made a name for itself in multiple job categories for countless projects involving implosion, demolition and deconstruction.
Demolition companies are seldom concerned about re-assembling what they’ve taken apart. However, Cherry found itself challenged by the need to just that in a recent assignment. The company agreed to carefully disassemble a Lecithin De-Oiling Plant in the U.S. so that it could be shipped and reassembled for operation by its new owners in Indore, India.
Ruchi Soya Industries, Ltd., a leading branded edible oil supplier in India, contracted with Cherry to dismantle the Lecithin De-oiling Plant it had purchased from Riceland in Stuttgart, Ark. Riceland is the world’s largest miller and marketer of rice and one of the Mid-South’s major soybean processors. Riceland no longer needed the plant that extracted oil from soybeans because the U.S. has developed a strain of soybean that does not contain the oil. However, oil produced from the processing plant is an ideal fit for Indian dietary needs.
The Lecithin De-oiling Plant was contained within a three-story, 7,000-square-foot, explosion- proof enclosed building located on Riceland company facilities in Stuttgart.