About Us

Vision, Mission, and Values

We love what we do because we believe our work has a positive impact on our world and environment. We are dedicated to making the world more sustainable, and this commitment is reflected in the vision, mission, and values of our company.


Our Vision

To create a clean and sustainable world for the generations that follow us.


Our Mission

We commit to global sustainability by providing the best waste diversion solutions through innovation, education, and integrity.


Our Values

Our values are simple. We respect each other, and we respect the planet:



All CP Systems and Equipment Made in the USA



CP Group traces its roots back to the scrap metals industry, the forerunner of the modern recycling industry.

CP’s parent company, IMS Recycling Systems was founded in 1954 by Charles M. Davis as a buyer and seller of scrap metals. After inventing the world’s first commercial aluminum can flattener, Davis formed CP Manufacturing, incorporated in 1977.

By the late 1980’s, curbside collection of recyclables was on the rise. CP Manufacturing recognized recycling as the next big industry, so it began designing and engineering equipment to sort recyclables.

In 1990, CP Manufacturing’s first commingled sorting system was installed in Illinois. Later, OCC and Fiber Sort Lines were added to the designs of CP’s material recovery facilities.

In August 2003, CP Manufacturing acquired MSS, a company specializing in optical sorting solutions.


In late 2004, CP acquired Krause Manufacturing, the world leader in construction and demolition separation equipment and material recovery facilities.


In early 2012, CP acquired Advanced MRF, specializing in intelligent motor controls and seamless plant-wide data acquisition.
Today, CP Manufacturing and the CP Group have provided equipment for 6 continents and have designed, manufactured and installed over 400 Material Recovery Facilities, and over 10,000 pieces of UBC processing equipment. We continue to lead the industry with innovative design, quality construction and unsurpassed customer service.

CP’s Role in the History of Recycling

While concerns about climate change have spurred recent advancements in solar technology, automobiles, and other clean energy technology, a central piece of the movement–recycling–has been around for centuries.

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CP International Footprint

CP Group provides equipment and/or systems in the following countries:

  • England
  • Ireland
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • South Africa
  • China
  • India
  • France
  • Australia
  • U.A.E.
  • Turkey
  • Bermuda
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Korea
  • Philippines