Gulf Shored Up

Waste Pro increases its Gulf Coast presence by acquiring Delta Sanitation.

Longwood, Fla.-based Waste Pro has purchased Gautier, Miss.-based Delta Sanitation. The acquisition is the largest in Waste Pro's history, the hauler says. Waste Pro did not disclose the purchase price, but a company press release says the acquisition "consisted of cash and Waste Pro stock."

The acquisition of Delta includes residential, commercial and industrial hauling services; a recycling facility; and two commercial and demolition/industrial landfills. Delta employs 124 workers and is the predominate waste collection company in the coastal Mississippi areas of Biloxi and Gulfport. The acquisition helps Waste Pro increase its presence along the Gulf Coast.

"Delta is a company that has emulated Waste Pro's standards of excellence of equipment, personnel and commitment to quality of service," said Waste Pro CEO John Jennings in a press release, noting that his company "is proud to add Delta and its highly experienced management group to the Waste Pro team."

CEO Wally Carter will remain in charge of the Delta properties and becomes Waste Pro's newest regional vice president.

For a closer look at Waste Pro, read the "Beneficial Planning" profile story from this issue.

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