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Racine’s InSinkErator has become North America’s supplier of garbage disposal units

Nearly all of the residential and commercial garbage disposal units made and sold in the United States are built by InSinkErator in Racine.

From its 450,000-square-foot headquarters and main production facility, the company produces about 20,000 units per day.

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“By a wide margin (household disposal units) are our largest business and what is manufactured in (the Racine) plant,” said David MacNair, vice president of marketing.

InSinkErator builds eight different residential garbage disposer models, ranging from one to three stages and from one-third of a horsepower to one horsepower, each with varying levels of sound reduction.

“The (Evolution PRO) Excel (the company’s top-line residential model) is at least 60 percent quieter than the standard disposal unit,” MacNair said. “We have a number of technologies we use in it, such as the anti-vibration mount, which isolates the motor from the sink and dramatically reduces noise and vibration.”

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InSinkErator produces its line of commercial disposal units in its facility in Sturtevant, which also serves as its distribution center. The commercial disposers are used in restaurants, schools, hotels and institutional settings, MacNair said.

Read more in the latest Made in Milwaukee profile.

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