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August 26, 2013
The Ponte Vedra, Fla.-based Advanced Disposal said in a news release that the acquisition of the Mattoon, Ill.-based Matchbox further expands the company’s footprint in central Illinois. It marks the company’s fifth acquisition in the Midwest region in 2013 and 13th overall for the year so far.
The acquisition includes four roll-off routes in Mattoon, which now will be served by Advanced Disposal’s Charleston and Decatur hauling locations. The company will dispose of solid waste materials at Valley View Landfill.
“We’re very excited about the addition of the Matchbox Disposal customers and assets further increasing route density in our central Illinois market,” said Jay Rooney, Advanced Disposal regional vice president.
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Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.
Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.
Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.
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