TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2016 /CNW/ – GFL Environmental Inc. (“GFL”) announced today that on September 30, 2016, it completed its merger of Rizzo Environmental Services, Inc. and its subsidiary companies (“Rizzo Environmental” ) with a new U.S. subsidiary of GFL.
Headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, Rizzo Environmental is a market leader in municipal, commercial and industrial solid waste collection and in commercial recycling processing and brokerage. Rizzo Environmental currently provides collection services to more than 40 municipalities in Southeastern Michigan. Its recycling operations, with 3 commercial recycling facilities, serve customers in lower Michigan and northern Ohio. The current management team of Rizzo Environmental, led by Chuck Rizzo, Jr. will remain with the company.
Patrick Dovigi, GFL’s Founder and CEO said: “Rizzo Environmental has a loyal and growing customer base because of its market leading customer service and its committed management team led by Chuck Rizzo, Jr. who brings over 25 years of waste industry experience and relationships to GFL. Chuck and his management team share the same growth vision and commitment to safety as GFL. Rizzo Environmental is a natural fit, both geographically and culturally, for GFL’s plans to grow the GFL brand into the United States. We expect Rizzo Environmental to serve as a foundation from which GFL can continue its growth strategy into the Midwestern U.S. through both acquisitions and organic growth. The customers and employees of Rizzo Environmental will see little change in the way that Rizzo Environmental has historically operated with its headquarters remaining in Sterling Heights.”
Chuck Rizzo said: “I’m one of the investors who unanimously approved this transaction, and I’m grateful to retain and expand my equity share. What changes for Rizzo Environmental is our name and our capacity to grow. Our local leadership remains the same, as does our absolute commitment to our customers.”
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