ESG Acquires Curotto-Can

Equipment and truck company adds collection device maker to its portfolio.

May 20, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products

Environmental Solutions Group (ESG), which encompasses Heil Environmental, Marathon and Bayne, has announced the acquisition of Curotto-Can Co., Sonoma, Calif.

Curotto-Can provides an automated carry can that mounts to a commercial front loader’s forks, which converts the unit to an automated front loader. The system enables a commercial refuse collection unit to be used for residential pickups, with efficiency and versatility superior to that seen in automated side loaders.

Pat Carroll, president of ESG, based in Chattanooga, Tenn., says, “We are very excited to have John Curotto and his team as part of Environmental Solutions Group. John is a fourth-generation hauler and an industry pioneer who approaches product design from the hauler’s perspective. This maximizes benefits for the end user, which aligns directly with our philosophy at Heil and ESG.”

John Curotto, president of the Curotto-Can, comment, “Being a part of Environmental Solutions Group will help us do more for haulers in our industry. Pat Carroll and the ESG Team aren’t satisfied with the status quo. They are innovating for today and tomorrow. They have the right philosophy and an energetic, experienced team, which makes all the difference when it comes to helping customers be more profitable. We want to be a part of that.

“We have been working with Heil for the past two years to integrate our automated carry can into their Heil Half/Pack and Half/Pack Freedom front loader designs,” Curotto continues. “This close collaboration has resulted in the development of a completely integrated system that represents the next generation of automated collection. We could not be more excited about being part of Environmental Solutions Group and about what this means for haulers who need to address an increasing number of collection and financial challenges.”

The Curotto-Can is designed to enable a driver to perform automated collection from within the cab while still watching the road, improving safety and ergonomics. Additionally, extra bulk next to the cart can be loaded with the same truck, eliminating the need for a manual rear loader.

ESG says refers to itself as a fully integrated equipment group serving the solid waste and recycling industry.