Attaway Hauling, a Georgia-based, long-haul waste carrier, has been acquired by private equity-backed Bulk Express Transport, the companies announced May 31.
Bulk Express, a portfolio company of Alterna Equity Partners, also acquired related company Choice Bulk Carriers in the deal.
Florida-based Bulk Express hauls a range of waste and recycling streams, as well as transfer station management and related services. Attaway provides “numerous waste and industrial services to clients including transfer station management, disposal hauling and liquid bulk hauling” in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
The acquired companies have about 200 trucks, 200 employees and service more than 50 transfer stations in the region, according to Browns Gibbon Lang & Co., which advised Attaway on the deal.
“The Bulk Express family of companies is excited to partner with the management team at Attaway to facilitate the next phase of growth for both companies within the region," said Bulk Express CEO Steve Worster in a statement. “Bulk Express has a well-established track record supporting top tier clients, and Attaway’s stellar reputation is a strong complement to our existing position in the Southeast.”
Alterna acquired the Bulk Express group — which also includes Soil Tech Distributors, M3 Transport and Inter City Disposal — in December.