The Chattanooga, Tenn.-based ESG, maker of the Heil Environmental, Marathon and Bayne truck bodies, bought The Curroto-Can of Sonoma, Calif., which makes an automated carry can that mounts to the forks of a commercial front loader, converting the unit to an automated front loader, The companies said in a news release. The system allows a commercial waste collection unit to be used also for residential pickups.
“We are very excited to have John Curotto and his team as part of Environmental Solutions Group,” said ESG President Pat Carroll. “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.”
Curotto, president of The Curotto-Can, said the company has been working with Heil for the past two years to integrate its automated carry can into the Heil Half/Packand Half/Pack Freedom front loader designs. It has led to the development of a fully integrated system for 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,” Curotto said.