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Heritage-Crystal Clean acquires Patriot Environmental Services

Heritage-Crystal Clean acquires Patriot Environmental Services
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Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc., a leading provider of parts cleaning, used oil re-refining, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste services based in Elgin, Illinois, U.S.A., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Patriot Environmental Services, Inc.

Patriot is a leading provider of environmental services across the Western United States specializing in a wide variety of waste services, including emergency response, industrial services, and OSRO (oil spill removal organization) spill response. Patriot provides full-service environmental solutions to a wide variety of end markets, serving customers within manufacturing, agriculture, construction, healthcare, mining, oil & gas, transportation, and utilities markets.Patriot operates at 18 locations in the western and southern United States.

“The acquisition of Patriot will fortify our presence in the Western U.S. and enhance our nationwide service. With the addition of Patriot’s two wastewater treatment facilities, we will have 10 wastewater treatment facilities throughout our network, thereby strengthening our national wastewater vacuum platform.  Patriot also possesses other non-hazardous waste processing capabilities which will increase our vertical integration and support our containerized waste business in the Western U.S. reducing our logistics and disposal costs and improving our ability to compete in the larger quantity industrial generator market. In addition, this acquisition will allow us to internalize some of the field service work we currently outsource to subcontractors which should improve our profitability for these services,” said Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. President and CEO Brian Recatto.

The transaction, which is subject to clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and other customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2022.