Heritage-Crystal Clean Acquires Patriot Environmental

ELGIN, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Heritage-Crystal Clean, a leading provider of parts cleaning, used oil re-refining, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste services primarily focused on small and mid-sized customers, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Patriot Environmental Services. Patriot is a leading provider of environmental services across the Western United States specializing in a wide variety of waste services, including emergency response, industrial services, and OSRO spill response.

Patriot operates eighteen locations in the western and southern United States, including two wastewater treatment facilities. More than 380 Patriot employees will be joining Heritage-Crystal Clean as part of the acquisition.

President and CEO of Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. Brian Recatto commented, “We are thrilled to welcome Patriot’s team of talented employees to Heritage-Crystal Clean and look forward to collaborating with one another as we work together to help the business world run cleaner. Their expertise, along with Patriot’s network of locations and capabilities, will continue to support our growth in 2022 and the future.”

Kent Bartley, the Chief Executive Officer of Patriot, also commented, “Heritage-Crystal Clean’s acquisition of Patriot is an exceptional opportunity to combine the talents of both organizations to create a nationwide growth engine for environmental and waste disposal services.”

About Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc.

Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. provides parts cleaning, used oil re-refining, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste services primarily to small and mid-sized manufacturers and other industrial businesses as well as customers in the vehicle maintenance sector. Our service programs include parts cleaning, containerized waste management, used oil collection and re-refining, wastewater vacuum, waste antifreeze collection, recycling and product sales, and field services. These services help our customers manage their used chemicals and liquid and solid wastes, while also helping to minimize their regulatory burdens. Our customers include small-to-medium sized manufacturers, such as metal product fabricators and printers, and other industrial businesses as well as businesses involved in vehicle maintenance operations, such as car dealerships, automotive repair shops, and trucking firms. Through our used oil re-refining program during fiscal 2021, we recycled approximately 66 million gallons of used oil into high quality lubricating base oil, and we are a supplier to firms that produce and market finished lubricants. Through our antifreeze program during fiscal 2021 we recycled approximately 3.9 million gallons of spent antifreeze which was used to produce a full line of virgin-quality antifreeze products. Through our parts cleaning program during fiscal 2021 we recycled 2 million gallons of used solvent into virgin-quality solvent to be used again by our customers. In addition, we sold 0.5 million gallons of used solvent into the reuse market. Through our containerized waste program during fiscal 2021 we collected 21 thousand tons of regulated waste which was sent for energy recovery. Through our wastewater vacuum services program during fiscal 2021 we treated approximately 49 million gallons of wastewater. Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. is headquartered in Elgin, Illinois, and operates through 91 branches serving approximately 103,000 customer locations. The Company uses its website to make information available to investors and the public at www.crystal-clean.com.