DAILY NEWS May 6, 2014 7:06 AM - 0 comments

GFL gears up for Atlantic acquisitions from WM

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By: SWR Staff

GFL Environmental Inc. is storming Atlantic Canada through purchases of Waste Management’s assets in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The acquisitions, subject to approvals, give GFL six new hauling yards, three landfills and 145 new employees, the company said in an announcement.

“This transaction is good for all our stakeholders – our investors, customers, employees and communities and we look forward to working with GFL to ensure a smooth transition,” said Brad Muter, area VP of Eastern Canada for Waste Management. “Outside of these Atlantic Canada assets, the company has operations in six Canadian provinces and we look forward to continuing our work to service our customers in these provinces and maximize the potential of the assets,” Muter added.

GFL is headquartered in Vaughan, Ontario and offers diversified environmental services through a comprehensive line up of solid waste, soil remediation, and liquid waste services. Through a national platform that currently spans five provinces, GFL serves approximately 12,100 commercial and industrial customers and approximately 888,000 households under municipal solid waste contracts. With the addition of Waste Management's Atlantic Canada employees and the employees of Tri-Line and Deuce from GFL's recently announced acquisition in Alberta, GFL will have a workforce of over 1,600 employees.

GLF also recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire wholly-owned subsidiaries Tri-Line Disposal Inc. and Deuce Disposal Ltd. from Contrans Group Inc. Both are leading waste collection companies with operations in Edmonton and Slave Lake, Alberta respectively. 


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