Thursday, November 03, 2016

Arrow purchases EMS

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Ed Cumberledge Ed Cumberledge

Arrow Material Services, a leading provider of material handling and logistics services, announced its purchase of EMS Management, Inc.

Based in Denison, TX, EMS offers environmental cleaning services to rail, marine, intermodal transport and industrial facilities across the United States and Canada.

Having been in business for more than 20 years, EMS utilizes proprietary chemistry to engineer solutions for customers in the transportation, food, energy, plastics and general manufacturing sectors.

“This acquisition is mutually beneficial and perfectly complements our terminal management services,” noted Ed Cumberledge, CEO of Arrow Material Services. “The principles and culture of EMS are a natural fit with our dedication to safety, quality, honesty, efficiency and confidentiality, and I am pleased that EMS’s leadership team of Steve Avila, Michael Castelli and Todd Hull will continue to guide EMS under this new arrangement.”

This year marked a turning point for EMS, which expanded its experience base providing fixed cleaning services to establish barge and vessel cleaning operations in the Houston Ship Channel region. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arrow, EMS will use that base of operations to provide above-ground storage tank and in-plant cleaning services to customers throughout North America.



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