Interstate Waste Services Inc. (IWS) announced June 15 that it has acquired Kohler Waste Services Inc. (KWS) in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. Founded by Lynne and Kelly Kohler, KWS is a solid waste collection company serving residential and commercial customers primarily in the central New Jersey counties of Somerset and Hunterdon.
IWS is the largest privately held, vertically integrated provider of solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services serving the greater New York City and New Jersey markets. The KWS acquisition is the second this year for IWS within the central New Jersey market. According to the company, the acquisition builds upon its expansion efforts within the region.
"After 25 years and much consideration, KWS is excited to join the IWS family. We have been looking for a partner that shares the same customer values as we do for a long time and have finally found our perfect match," Lynne Kohler says.
As part of the acquisition, Lynne and Kelly Kohler will continue to be actively involved in sales, customer service and collection responsibilities for the company.
"We are pleased to welcome the KWS team," Mike DiBella, CEO of IWS, says. "In addition to expanding our collection footprint, the acquisition of KWS will drive additional volume into our rail-served BRI transfer station. The combination of continued growth in collection capabilities and internalization at our rail-served BRI location provides IWS a strong platform for future growth in New Jersey."