Safety-Kleen Acquires Atlantic Industrial Services

    Acquisition Targets Used Oil Collections Capabilities in Southeast U.S.

    PLANO, Texas, Feb. 5 /CNW/ -- Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., has acquired
the assets of Atlantic Industrial Services, Inc. (AISI), headquartered in Fort
Lauderdale, FL, one of the largest collectors and recyclers of used oil, oil
filters and antifreeze in the Southeast. The acquisition includes 10 Atlantic
locations, more than 100 experienced personnel and a fleet of approximately
150 vehicles.

    "For more than 10 years, AISI has supported thousands of used oil
generators and industrial clients with their management of used industrial
fluids," said Safety-Kleen CEO and President Frederick J. Florjancic. "Now,
those customers will gain the benefits of Safety-Kleen's broad set of
environmental management solutions, as well as those services previously
provided by AISI."

    With approximately 4,300 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

    "The focus of AISI on collecting and processing used oil and related
industrial fluids fits well Safety-Kleen's plans for growth through
acquisition," said Florjancic. "And for former AISI customers, this will be a
totally seamless transition - it is a top priority for us to ensure that there
will be no interruption of service to AISI customers.

    Florjancic also said that current AISI service agreements and schedules
will be honored.

    "AISI customers are important to us," Florjancic said. "We welcome them
as they join our existing base of 330,000 customers and gain the advantage of
our North American presence and broad line of environmental products and

    About Safety-Kleen
    Safety-Kleen is a leading North American used oil recycling and
re-refining, parts cleaning and environmental solutions company, with
approximately 4,300 employees serving more than 330,000 customer locations in
the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.  Safety-Kleen provides a
broad set of environmentally-responsible products and services that keep North
American businesses in balance with the environment. For more information,
please visit or call (800) 669-5740.

    Kleen Systems, Inc.

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For further information: John Kyte of Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc.,
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