QualaWash acquires Manfredi Special Services
QualaWash integrates tote/IBC cleaning, maintenance and sales into its 30 location line of services with purchase of Manfredi Special Services
Tampa, FL – August 27, 2010 – QualaWash Holdings, LLC (QHL) announces the purchase of Manfredi Special Services (MSS) tote/IBC operations including cleaning, maintenance, fleet management, and leasing. Taking advantage of QualaWash’s 30 existing sites nationwide, the MSS integration will provide shippers of totes/IBC’s with the largest network of service centers while continuing to provide the highest levels of quality, service and environmental stewardship they have come to trust.
"We are really excited about the purchase of MSS", said Mike Bauer, CEO, QHL. "With the well established QualaWash network system, adding MSS and their stellar reputation into our family of businesses will strengthen our offerings. We look forward to continuing to expand this market through MSS".
Rich Manfredi, current managing member of MSS will join the QHL organization offering his 40+ years experience to augment the existing QHL team pursuing an agressive growth plan in both the tote/IBC and bulk tank truck service business units. Eric Amstutz, current EVP and COO of MSS will serve as President of the MSS Division and report directly to Bauer. Amstutz brings over 20 years experience in the tote/IBC service and supply chain management industry.
"Integration into the QualaWash location footprint will allow MSS to offer an expanded and unprecedented network backed by MSS’ over 23 years of experience and ISO certified processes" said Amstutz "Combining the MSS business unit with the strength of the QualaWash network provides the opportunity to grow the MSS business through a number of unique value-added services for the full spectrum of stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, rotationally molded and limited use IBC’s"
The expansion of MSS means a national footprint for its customers, offering consistent quality and service levels for their entire tote/IBC fleet, economic benefits via supplier consolidation, and opportunities to gain entire tote/IBC fleet integration and visibility through utilization of the MSS Asset Retrieval Management System (ARMS)internet based tracking/management system. With the integration into the QualaWash location footprint, MSS will now be in a position to offer companies which use and ship totes/IBC’s an expanded and unprecedented ONE SOURCE supplier network.
Visit MSS on the web at: www.mssibc.com
Visit QualaWash on the web at: www.quala.us.com