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January 16, 2018 1:30 PM, EST

Liquid Environmental Expands Operations in Texas

The latest acquisition by Liquid Environmental Solutions, a Dallas-based company that collects, treats and recycles industrial wastewater and cooking oil, occurred in its own backyard.

The purchase of the assets of Dal-Worth Industries Inc. combines the two leading nonhazardous wastewater management companies in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex, according to Gene Cookson, chief operating officer of Liquid Environmental.

“With the acquisition of Dal-Worth, LES serves thousands of new customers and offers an unparalleled range of wastewater infrastructure support services to North Texas,” Cookson said in a Jan. 3 statement. “We will turn hundreds of thousands of gallons of their wastewater into renewable fuels and millions more gallons into treated wastewater for our partner municipalities at our state-of-the-art Dallas Treatment Facility.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Over the past two years, Liquid Environmental has made six acquisitions of local and regional wastewater service companies. They include: A-1 Restaurant Services in Phoenix in December; Value Stream Environmental Services in Little Rock, Ark., in November; Affordable Bio Feedstock in Kissimmee and Port Charlotte, Fla., in October; A-1 Waste Management in Jacksonville, Fla., in August; Carolinas Resource Recovery in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, N.C., in October 2016; and All American Grease Services Cos. in Kenner, La., in February 2016.

Liquid Environmental was formed in 2002 with the acquisition of U.S. Liquid’s Texas commercial wastewater division. The company now operates a fleet of more than 300 vacuum trucks with a total of 54 collection sites and 24 wastewater treatment plants.