Safety-Kleen Captures 'Best Overall Value Award' From AutoNation

    PLANO, Texas, March 14 /CNW/ -- Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. was recently
awarded the "Best Overall Value Award" from AutoNation, America's largest
automotive retailer.
    "Safety-Kleen handles our hazardous waste removal, parts washers and
solvents, and hauls our waste oil," said Laura Payne, AutoNation's director of
strategic sourcing. "We're particularly pleased with Elizabeth Semrau, manager
of the AutoNation account, who has done a phenomenal job of working across all
levels of our company to provide competitive pricing, highly responsive
service and lower overall management costs."
    "Because of their service levels and commitment to our partnership,
Safety-Kleen has earned this year's award for Best Overall Value," Payne said.
    Mike Fraser, Safety-Kleen senior vice president of sales, noted that the
award is the result of an ongoing, collaborative effort between Safety-Kleen
and AutoNation.
    "We began working with AutoNation in 2002 and have continued to work
diligently since then to add value and contain costs," he said.
    "Since being named our 'Most Improved Supplier' in 2003, Safety-Kleen has
truly become a strategic ally, always looking for ways to improve their
services and our business," Payne said. "It's a pleasure to acknowledge their
efforts with this award."
    "We're very proud to have won this award," said Safety-Kleen
CEO/President Frederick J. Florjancic, Jr. "I am especially proud of the
Safety-Kleen team for their ongoing commitment to AutoNation, as well as our
other customers, as we continue to drive world-class performance throughout
the organization."
    Other AutoNation award winners were DME, DuPont, Federal Express, G&K
Services, MOC Products and Reynolds and Reynolds.

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

    About AutoNation, Inc.
    AutoNation, Inc., headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is America's
largest automotive retailer and was recently named "America's Most Admired
Automotive Retailer" for 2007. A component of the Standard and Poor's 500
Index, AutoNation has approximately 26,000 full-time employees and owns and
operates 331 new vehicle franchises in 16 states. For additional information,
please visit or , where
more than 90,000 vehicles are available for sale.

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