Safety-Kleen Acquires Advanced Liquid Recycling Business, Further Enhancing National Network, Products and Services

    PLANO, Texas, Dec. 13 /CNW/ -- Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., has acquired
the business of Advanced Liquid Recycling, Inc., headquartered in Meriden, CT,
one of the Northeast's largest and most sophisticated collectors and recyclers
of used oil, oil filters and antifreeze.
    Advanced business also includes parts cleaner sales and service, and the
manufacture and distribution of "Visible Solutions" windshield washer fluid.
    "This is a very important, strategic asset acquisition for our company,"
said Safety-Kleen CEO and President Frederick J. Florjancic. "This further
strengthens Safety-Kleen's presence in the Northeast, significantly expands
our used oil and parts cleaner businesses, adds an innovative new product
line, and provides the former customers of Advanced with a broader range of
waste management solutions.  Safety-Kleen has more than 40 years in the
environmental services business and provides approximately 50,000 customer
service calls per week."
    With approximately 4,500 employees and more than 200 facilities across
the US and Canada, Safety-Kleen operates North America's largest network of
used oil collection and re-refining, industrial cleaning and environmental
services providers.
    The Advanced acquisition adds three facilities in Connecticut, Rhode
Island and New Hampshire to the Safety-Kleen network, as well as more than 160
experienced personnel and a fleet of 140 vehicles.
    For more than 16-years, Advanced has provided a range of collection and
recycling services for used oil and oil filters, as well as parts cleaners and
windshield washer fluids, to more than 6,000 customer locations in the
    "Advanced has a solid history of excellent service and customer growth,
and their existing operations and product lines align perfectly with
Safety-Kleen's plans for growth through acquisitions that expand our service
offerings in existing markets," said Florjancic. "This acquisition strengthens
our core businesses, brings us experienced new employees, provides greater
efficiencies for our customers and enhances our profitability."
    Florjancic said Safety-Kleen plans on keeping current service agreements
and schedules intact for existing Advanced customers.
    "We want to make this transition as seamless and smooth as possible for
every single customer," Florjancic said.  "Nothing significant will change.
The Advanced team built a solid reputation for quality and reliability and we
intend to maintain those traditions."

    About Safety-Kleen

    Safety-Kleen, a privately held company headquartered in Plano, TX, is
North America's leading oil collection and re-refining, parts cleaner and
industrial waste management services company, with approximately 4,500
employees serving hundreds of thousands of customers in the United States,
Canada and Puerto Rico. Please visit for more

For further information:

For further information: John Kyte, (972) 265-2030, for Safety-Kleen 
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