VLS Environmental Solutions Acquires Texas Molecular

Jan. 10, 2023
VLS Environmental Solutions is expanding its environmental services by acquiring Texas Molecular, which specializes in the handling, treatment, and sequestration of various industrial wastes.

VLS Environmental Solutions, a Houston-based environmental services company, announced that it has acquired Texas Molecular, one of the largest independent providers of industrial sequestration services in the United States.

With facilities in Deer Park and Corpus Christi, Texas, Texas Molecular specializes in handling, treatment, and sequestration of various liquid hazardous and non-hazardous industrial wastes. The company manages over 75 million gallons annually under its EPA RCRA and UIC Class 1 Hazardous Waste permits using industry-tested and efficient technology to sequester waste safely and permanently.

With the acquisition, VLS is expanding its environmental services into hazardous waste processing and sequestration.

Chris Lobue and Jimmy Bracher have joined VLS to spearhead the company's expansion into hazardous waste processing and sequestration, with Chris joining VLS as Vice President of Hazardous Waste and Jimmy as Vice President of Hazardous Waste Sales.

“We are excited to expand our suite of environmental services to include hazardous waste processing,” says John Magee, CEO of VLS. “This acquisition is a great strategic fit for VLS and consistent with our vision of building a leading environmental services platform in North America. Chris, Jimmy, and their team have earned the trust of their customers for more than four decades by providing safe and reliable waste sequestration for a wide variety of waste types and we welcome them to the VLS team.”

“This acquisition is a big win for all the stakeholders involved, including our customers, vendors, and employees,” says Chris Lobue, CEO of Texas Molecular. “Becoming part of VLS will allow our customers and employees to benefit from a larger environmental services platform with greater resources to support growth. We couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome.”

The combined company has over 1,000 employees and 38 locations nationwide. The acquisition of Texas Molecular is the eleventh acquisition by VLS since 2017 and third in the last twelve months. VLS is actively pursuing both organic and inorganic opportunities to continue to expand its services.

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