VLS Environmental buys SRE

Houston-based environmental services company VLS Environmental Solutions, LLC, has acquired SRE Environmental, a waste management solutions company in Phoenix, Arizona.

SRE manages millions of gallons of commercial and industrial wastewater throughout the western United States with a large fleet of tanker trucks and other transportation equipment. The company also offers solid waste management solutions.

SRE also has evaporation ponds that use solar evaporation as the sole source of treatment, with zero discharge and zero processing.

“The acquisition of SRE adds valuable talent, high-quality assets, and new customer relationships,” said John Magee, CEO of VLS.

“The combination of SRE and our new waste facility in Quartzsite, Arizona, which will offer non-hazardous solidification and waste-to-energy processing capabilities, accelerates our ability to meet the growing needs of our clients in the western market.”

The combined company has over 1,000 employees and 40 locations nationwide. The acquisition of SRE is the twelfth acquisition by VLS since 2017 and the fourth in the last twelve months.

VLS has three divisions. The company’s Waste Services division provides customized waste processing solutions for hazardous and non-hazardous industrial and commercial waste, including landfill diversion and sustainability programs, solidification of liquid waste, recycling, wastewater treatment, and waste sequestration.

The company’s Railcar Cleaning and Repair Services division provides cleaning services for difficult-to-clean products, including chemicals, hardened materials, and pressurized gases, and comprehensive repair services for certified full-service repairs, tank car qualifications, and maintenance. The Marine Services division offers barge cleaning, repair, and gas-free facilities for various chemical solvents and downstream petroleum products.