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PHSH Shredder with Core Entry

Discover the PHSH Shredder with Core Entry from Hocker North America:

Nelson Checks in from Colorado

Our technical ninja, Nelson, checks in on location in Colorado. Learn more about the install:

New Exclusive Core Shredder

Höcker North America proudly introduces our New and Exclusive Core Shredder for the Packaging Industry. This beast machine can take on 120 cores per hour, turning what was once a recycling and efficiency nightmare into shredded easily recyclable material!

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!


14 Days of Filter Installation

Hocker North America has been busy at work installing Dust collection filters across the United States this fall. We’re at 6 filters for the month of October- including this filter right here! It’s been 14 days straight and the team is going strong!


“Ben the Dust guy here. Wow, Saturday, what a day. We’re like 15…14 days straight right now. Just finished rigging this one. We’ve got a separator up top. And there’s the A-Team- taking a break again. It’s no wonder it takes 15 days! Have a good one!”

A Special Thank You from Ben the Dust Guy

Ben the Dust Guy offers a Special Thank You to our Customers, Team Members & Spouses!

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“Good morning. Ben the Dust Guy. Look at that- the sunset over Michigan. It’s going to be a beautiful day. We’re Working on a 12 x 6 right now. It’s going over there in the corner on Monday if the rain holds off. It’s going to be our 6th filter for October. We’ve been really blessed this month. It’s great to have great customers and a great product and Frank Hocker over at Hocker Polytechnik- A great company to work with. We have a great crew. Thanks to all the wives out there that put up with us. We have another filter going up next week in Phoenix Arizona. Ryan’s going to be down there with the crew. Things are really doing well. I spent last weekend with one of our first customers, now a business mentor of mine. I spent Sunday and Monday with him going over our numbers, what’s going on in the industry, how the marketing is, and he says we’re doing things well. We really appreciate everyone’s support. Thanks to all of our customers! We know it’s been a really busy summer and we’ve really tried to get after it. And thanks to the guys for putting up with me. And thanks to the wives. Have a great weekend!”

New Filter in Progress

New Hocker America Filter Installation

We’re putting in another new filter! Thanks for keeping the Hocker team busy. We just love days like today- installing a brand new filter for our awesome clients. We even send out Ben the Dust Guy!

Here’s the newest addition to #teamHocker:








Hocker North America is not only a supplier of top quality energy management and dust collection systems. We work with your company to design a customized solution to meet your unique needs. Call us today to learn how you can start saving money and increasing ROI!


New Filter Goes Up In Chicago

Happy Aloha Friday.

Ben the Dust Guy and the Hocker North America team take Chicago this week. Check out the new filter system installed at a plant facility in the windy city. Let the energy savings and clean air begin!


Ben the Dust Guy Shows off Vacumobil 180 at AWFS

It’s Day 2 of AWFS and we’re hanging at at the Closet Booth with Holzher-Weinig. The Hocker North America Vacumobil is connected to their closet package: their slider, evolution, vertical point to point, and their 1308 Holzher Edgebander. The Vacumobil 180 features individual blast gates, perfect for shop application.

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O2 Filtration Changes Name to Hocker North America

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For immediate release
O2 Filtration is pleased to announce a name change to Hocker North America. O2 Filtration has
given 15% stock to Mr. Frank Hocker of Hocker Polytechnik GmbH of Germany in return for
distribution rights to the packaging industry. This new relationship allows for distribution of all
Hocker Polytechnik products not only to the Packaging Industry, but to the Wood and Paper
industries as well.

An official ceremony will take place at this years AWFS show in Las Vegas, NV this July. Hocker
North America will also be exhibiting at the AWFS show, demonstrating new Hocker Polytechnik
products and systems at Booth #8622.

As a leader in air filtration in the European market, Hocker Polytechnik is a market leader in the
Woodworking and Packaging industries. Additionally, Hocker Polytechnik is the only company
to be vertically integrated with all of its products from spray booths and paint rooms to
Briquetting machines and shredders. Hocker Polytechnick also offers efficient energy
management systems that will become available in the United States through Hocker North

O2 Filtration has been partnering as an exclusive US distributor of Hocker Polytechnick. Ben
‘the Dust Guy’ of Hocker North America stated, “Our relationship continues to strengthen even
after 8 years of working together. Hocker Polytechnic is a family company and its employees,
managers, and owners are all great people.”

Ben the Dust Guy