The balance of power in the North American waste market is always shifting thanks to fervent merger and acquisition activity. As such, being able to get a snapshot of the industry’s largest haulers helps offer perspective on the market for a given point in time.
The editors of Waste Today compiled the Top 50 Haulers List by combing through public records, sending a survey to companies in the publication’s database, soliciting feedback via the publication’s website and e-newsletter, and speaking with industry analysts. Rankings are based on the largest revenues of 2019.
Waste Kings to expand demolition, hauling services
Waste Kings Junk Removal has expanded its offerings to include demolition in the Bryan, Texas, market.
Waste Kings Junk Removal, Austin, Texas, announced Aug. 14 that the company is now providing demolition services in Bryan, Texas. With locations in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas, Waste Kings Junk Removal is a full-service junk removal company and provider of waste removal services in markets throughout the state.
"We are proud to offer the residents of Bryan, Texas, demolition and construction debris disposal services," Chris Aversa, spokesman for Waste Kings Junk Removal, says. "We are one of the only demolition contractors in the area that offers all-in-one demolition services that include waste removal.”
Aversa noted that as the company expands its service offerings, safe operation remains its top priority.
"[Our emphasis on safety] is why we use the latest equipment, train our team in safe practices and adhere to local rules and regulations in safe demolition and disposal," Aversa says.
Capital Waste Services acquires Superior Sanitation
The residential collection company represents Capital Waste’s third add-on acquisition.
“Having owned the business for 36 years, we are excited to sell to a company that prioritizes customer service,” says Denise Dunlap, owner of Superior Sanitation. “We know Matt [Parker, CEO of CWS], and his team will keep our customers satisfied as CWS expands its reach into Kershaw County.”
Superior Sanitation represents Capital Waste’s third add-on acquisition and Kinderhook’s 49th environmental services transaction since inception.
“Superior Sanitation expands our residential collection service coverage into a new county," says Parker. "We are excited to add another operating hub for our growing company as our sales team continues to ramp up marketing efforts across South Carolina.”
“We are excited to further invest in the Capital Waste platform, growing the company’s regional presence. With additional investment in Superior’s fleet and equipment, we will continue to provide the best service to our growing customer base,” says Rob Michalik, managing director of Kinderhook.
Financing for the transaction was provided by Comerica Bank, Dallas.
Hendrickson acquires business segments from Stemco
The company acquired Stemco’s Motor Wheel brake drum and Crewson business segments.
Hendrickson USA LLC, Woodridge, Illinois, has acquired the Stemco Motor Wheel brake drum and Crewson brake adjuster brands from Stemco, a specialized truck equipment manufacturing company, and its parent company EnPro Industries.
The business segments will operate as a division of Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems. The Motor Wheel & Crewson names will be kept and used as product names going forward.
“This acquisition will provide a platform for Hendrickson to advance our lightweight drum brake system performance and provide components that will complement our existing product portfolio. We look forward to working with our new associates and strengthening our business ultimately serving the commercial truck and trailer industry,” says Gary Gerstenslager, president and chief executive officer Hendrickson.
“After announcing the exit of Stemco’s Motor Wheel brake drum and Crewson brake adjuster brands on June 25th, we were pleased to receive an offer from Hendrickson to purchase the assets and to continue operating the business. This transaction represents a positive outcome for all stakeholders as it preserves the jobs of our workforce and mitigates customer disruptions while providing EnPro’s shareholders a fair valuation for the assets of the business,” says Marvin Riley, president and chief executive officer of EnPro.
Hendrickson, a Boler company, is a global manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and nonintegrated axle and brakes systems; tire pressure control systems; auxiliary lift axles systems; parabolic and multileaf springs; stabilizers; and bumper and trim components to the global commercial transportation industry.
Caterpillar dealer adds Tennessee location
Thompson Machinery invests $15 million in new Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, location.
Caterpillar equipment dealer Thompson Machinery says it has invested $15 million in a new facility in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, near Nashville. “Customer demand for new, used, and rental machines continues to amaze us all,” says Chet Kelley, manager at Thompson. “It’s a testament to the strength of our community and the attractiveness of living in Tennessee.”
The new facility is roughly 10,000 square feet and has been specifically designed for Thompson’s Cat Rental Store operations and retail sales of equipment such as compact track loaders and mini excavators.
“Our customers have been asking for a store in this area for a long time,” states Brandon Cotter, sales representative at Thompson. “It is important for us to be near these vibrant areas, making it easier for our customers to access equipment and parts. Next year, we hope to open a similar store in Murfreesboro. Both locations are part of our long-term growth strategy in the mid-state area.”
Thompson Machinery broke ground on the new store in January 2020, just before the onset of COVID-19-related restrictions. “We did consider pausing construction for a brief period,” says Michael Ray Montgomery, sales representative at Thompson. “But we had faith in our local communities to continue forward. Serving our customers is serving our community.”
In addition to equipment from Caterpillar, other equipment offered will include products made by Genie, JLG, SkyJack boom and scissor lifts and Atlas Copco air compressors and light towers.
A study recently published from the University of Tennessee’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research estimates the state of Tennessee’s population will grow by over 1 million people the next 20 years, with the mid-state area absorbing most of the growth, according to Thompson Machinery.
“Additional store locations in Thompson’s Station, and hopefully Murfreesboro in the near future, will position us well to help our communities grow," emphasized Chet. “We are also reviewing options for new store locations in the Hendersonville and Gallatin, Tennessee, area and in Oxford, Mississippi.”
Chet Kelley will be the store manager at the new Thompson’s Station location. Machine Sales Representatives will include Michael Ray Montgomery, Brandon Cotter and Roth Nunley. Cat Rental Store sales will be led by Stephen Jolley. The store is expected to open in early September 2020.