Chris Weiser (President) and Jack Perry (Founder) circa 1992


Since 1978, we have made it our business to provide the best equipment solutions for America’s waste and recycling needs. Our passion for providing safe, quality products and outstanding customer service has made Cram-A-Lot one of the most respected brands in the industry. With over 70 standard compactor models and 30 standard baler models, we are sure to offer a machine that suits your application. If our standard products aren’t quite what you need, our team of engineers can recommend technical modifications to one of our catalog items, or provide a custom engineered solution, just for you. Our comprehensive product range includes compactors for wet or dry waste, compactors that can be serviced with roll off, front load, or rear load trucks, pre-crusher compactors that can be used for size reduction or product destruction, and a line of vertical and horizontal balers that will handle recycling needs at a single convenience store or for an entire city.

With over 200 employees, 2 manufacturing locations, and 3 remote service locations, we’re proud of our heritage, and we’re proud to design and manufacture all of our products right here in the USA. Our people have a passion for this industry. They love what they do and it shows when you experience our products and our customer service. In fact, we currently have 38 employees who have worked at Cram-A-Lot for 20 years or longer. Their tenure gives us a depth of experience that is unrivaled in our segment of the industry. As a result of our team’s dedication and performance, in 2014 we became the smallest manufacturer to ever receive the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Award. This award recognizes businesses that are committed to customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and overall business excellence. Our primary manufacturing facility and corporate office is located in Springdale, Arkansas with another manufacturing facility located just two hours away in Conway, Arkansas. Both of these facilities are capable of manufacturing our entire product range, providing us with available capacity for growth as well as disaster preparedness.

We can also arrange for pickup, delivery, installation, repair, and maintenance for any of your compactors and balers, whether you bought them from us or someone else. Our service centers in Dallas, San Antonio, and Sacramento can repair, store, or refurbish equipment, and we have a network of over 600 insured service providers across North America who can perform installation, repair, and maintenance at your location.

We are experts in our business, and we are proud to be equipping the world for a better environment each and every day.

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At Cram-A-Lot, we're not just selling compactors and balers, we're helping some of the largest and most important businesses in the world manage their waste and recycling programs at the lowest possible cost. We help our customers achieve this by providing highly engineered waste and recycling equipment that optimizes safety, reliability, durability, and performance, resulting in the lowest cost of ownership over time. We also provide efficient and cost effective equipment repair services for our customers, with the ability to service all makes and models of compactors and balers that you may have in your fleet.


Cram-A-Lot is a family-owned business with a history of caring for its employees. The company’s policies are very family-focused. For example, employees of school aged children are allowed time off, with pay, to participate in school activities with their children. The company is also involved in various programs that contribute to the needs of the local community. The Corporate Philosophy guides decision making of employees throughout the organization.


It is the stated goal of Cram-A-Lot to build equipment of uncompromising quality, provide the absolute best customer service in our industry, and to conduct business with honesty and integrity, whether it be with customers, vendors, fellow employees or members of the community.

It is also the desire of the company to improve the quality of life of its employees, not only through wages and advancement opportunities, but also through training and continuing education. To improve the quality of life of the community by encouraging involvement in service organizations, charitable organizations, education programs, scholarships and other activities that promote the welfare of the general public and instill employee pride through these activities.

Finally, Cram-A-Lot encourages positive change. Change will provide opportunities for future growth and new directions as we move forward.


For more than 30 years, our commitment and involvement in the community has been an important part of the way we do business. Our "Cram-A-Lot Family" is grateful for the growth and success we have had over the years and we are always ready to give back to our local community, and our industry. You can find our people volunteering in the local Chamber of Commerce, serving in civic clubs, coaching a youth baseball team, leading small groups in their church, or rushing to the aid of victims of natural disasters. They chair committees in the National Waste and Recycling Association, help run and organize state level recycling conferences, and lead the way with state manufacturing initiatives. Cram-A-Lot employees are truly leaders in our world, serving others in many different capacities. To us, community means caring for and connecting with those around us.