VLS Recovery Services, LLC, a North American leader in waste management services, railcar cleaning, and barge cleaning and repair services, announced that it has acquired Pacific Trans Environmental Services, Inc. and Pacific Treatment Environmental Services, S.A. de C.V.. Based in El Cajon, California, PTES provides waste management, industrial services and other environmental services to customers in California while the PTES location in Tijuana provides storage and transfer services to customers in Mexico. As part of the transaction, the PTES business will operate within the VLS Waste division. Al Montero, President of PTES, will run the Mexican business, and Michael Jeffries, Vice President of PTES, will run the West Coast business.

“PTES shares our commitment to providing industry-leading services to customers and is a perfect fit forour expansion and acquisition strategy. We look forward to welcoming the team to our organization,”said John Magee, Chief Executive Officer of VLS.

“The acquisition of PTES allows us to significantly expand our waste business on the West Coast and intoMexico. With PTES’ outstanding service reputation and the ability to provide our customers there with local services, we are excited about the future of our waste business,” said Ken Hines, Vice President ofWaste Services.

“We are thrilled to become part of VLS, which has quickly become a North American leader in our industry,” said Al Montero. “With access to their operational expertise and geographic reach, we will be able to better serve our customers and further expand our reach on the West Coast and in Mexico. On behalf of the entire team at PTES, we look forward to working with John and the rest of the VLS team.”

This acquisition marks VLS’s sixth add-on acquisition since being acquired by Aurora Capital Partners in October 2017.

For more information, visit www.vlsrs.com.