About Us


J-Mec, Incorporated is the Midwest’s leading distributor, installer, and service provider of waste and recycling equipment. J-Mec, founded in 1992 by owner Jim Mechler, has earned a long standing reputation for product durability, creative problem solving, and service excellence. With over 100 years of combined staff experience, J-Mec’s, knowledge of the waste and recycling industry is unsurpassed. Our company has grown to over 25 employees, including three sales representatives, seven service technicians, and ten fabricators.

We provide the waste and recycling industry, along with commercial and industrial businesses, with installation, repair, and sales of compactors, balers, and recycling equipment. Our corporate headquarters facility in Lake Mills, Wisconsin has over 50,000 square feet of workspace and 15 acres of storage, allowing us to perform a multitude of jobs of any size, including equipment rebuilds and a variety of custom fabrication projects. J-Mec has a broad parts inventory covering hydraulic, electrical, and structural components for several manufacturers of waste and recycling equipment.

J-Mec also has satellite service shops in the Chicago area and northern Wisconsin. We currently provide service to the entire North Central United States, including Wisconsin, northern Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, northern Indiana, northern Missouri, and the Dakotas. We service all equipment relating to the waste and recycling industry and are available after normal business hours and weekends.

J-Mec offers a full line of both new and reconditioned stationary and self-contained compactors, balers, conveyors, and transfer station systems available in many different sizes, styles, and capacities for every waste and recycling application.  We also custom fabricate all installations to meet our clients individual needs for optimal production and safety. On average, J-Mec installs over 600 units per year utilizing our five tractor-trailers and two man installation teams.

J-Mec is an authorized distributor of the following equipment manufacturers:

  • Bace
  • Marathon
  • Nexgen