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Quala Expands into New Market with Acquisition in Cedar Rapids, IA

Quala Expands into New Market with Acquisition in Cedar Rapids, IA

Purchase of Cronbaugh Tank Wash Also Expands Quala Food-Grade Service Footprint

Tampa, FL—December 23, 2014—Quala, North America’s leader in bulk transportation container cleaning, announced today the acquisition of Cronbaugh Tank Wash located in Cedar Rapids, IA.

“The purchase of Cronbaugh is a strong strategic move allowing us to continue to expand our North American footprint and further enhance our overall service offering,” said Mike Bauer, CEO of Quala. “Cronbaugh is a highly-reputable facility providing food-grade solutions to a strong and complementary customer base. This acquisition directly aligns with our future growth strategy as we continue to add scale to our operations and maximize our service offering into new markets.”

Cronbaugh is a single location tankwash providing food-grade tank trailer cleaning for liquid and dry bulk trailers. As of December 20th, the location will be operated under the Quala brand.

“We are tremendously excited to welcome the Cronbaugh team to the Quala family,” said Terry O’Brien, President of Quala. “We look forward to a seamless integration of services while continuing to maintain our dedication to safety, quality and sustainability.”

The new acquisition in Cedar Rapids adds to Quala’s list of existing food-grade facilities including Charlotte NC, Atlanta GA, Chicago IL, West Memphis AR, Jacksonville FL, Oakville ON, and others.

Quala’s new facility will house the following:
• Two  food-grade cleaning bays
• Two tractor-trailer maintenance bays
• On-site truck scale

As with every Quala location throughout the U.S. and Canada, quality, safety and environmental stewardship are paramount. With this new facility in Cedar Rapids, Quala continues this commitment and will strive to set new standards.

About Quala:

Quala is a privately owned company, providing sustainable container solutions to the chemical, oil & gas, transportation, food & beverage, automotive and environmental services industries. Quala operates in 55+ locations in 26 states and Canada. With almost 60 years experience and over 600 dedicated professionals, Quala is North America’s largest independent provider of tank trailer cleaning, ISO container depot services and IBC cleaning, testing and reconditioning services. Quala is a proud member of National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC), National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and Reusable Industrial Packaging Association (RIPA). (www.quala.us.com).

Contact:

ICR

Mary McCeney, 646-277-1219

mary.mcceney@icrinc.com

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