HEPACO LLC (Charlotte, N.C.), a provider of environmental and emergency response services, has acquired Trans Environmental (Loves Park, Ill.), an environmental remediation, industrial cleaning, and emergency response services company. Trans founders Matt Warneke and Jeff Lonas will continue to lead the company. HEPACO is majority-owned by Gryphon Investors, which purchased it in August 2016. HEPACO has 31 locations in more than 20 states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States.
HEPACO CEO Ken Smith said, “We are very excited to have completed the strategic acquisition of Trans. We have been impressed by Trans’ high service quality, outstanding safety culture, blue chip customer base and strong organic growth.” Mr. Smith added, “The acquisition of Trans benefits customers of both companies as it enables HEPACO to provide emergency response and other environmental services in the greater Chicago area while also allowing Trans’ customers increased geographic coverage capabilities through HEPACO’s operations in the Eastern U.S.”
Mr. Warneke stated, “We are very excited to join the HEPACO team. The Company’s sterling reputation and financial resources offer a great path to our continued development. We are looking forward to accelerating the growth opportunities for both our customers and our employees.”
In November 2017, HEPACO acquired Emergency Response & Training Solutions (“ERTS”). Based in Jacksonville, FL, ERTS is a provider of emergency response services to Fortune 500 companies through a national network of third-party vendors.