Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc

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Clean Harbors was established in 1980 and has since grown to become North America's largest environmental service company. The company was founded by Alan S. McKim, and began operations as a small tank cleaning business employing only four people. Today, Clean Harbors is a publicly traded company that maintains a vast network of service centers and waste management, treatment and disposal facilities providing a broad range of environmental services. The services of the Company include hazardous and non-hazardous waste transportation and disposal, laboratory chemical packing, emergency response, field services, and industrial maintenance. Mr. McKim continues to lead the company as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Clean Harbors acquired the assets of the Chemical Services Division of Safety-Kleen Corporation in September 2002. This acquisition is the company's most ambitious and largest deal so far. The Chemical Services Division, which consists up of 55 service centers, 33 waste management facilities and 4,400 employees, when combined with Clean Harbors existing locations helped create the largest network of disposal technologies and environmental services in North America. Today, Clean Harbors has 48 waste management facilities offering a wide range of disposal options including incineration, wastewater treatment, and landfill, recycling and specialty disposal services. Clean Harbors' network of over 100 service locations provides transportation and disposal, laboratory chemical packing, and field and industrial services on customer sites.

Clean Harbors, Inc. is North America's leading provider of environmental and hazardous waste management services. The company has an unmatched infrastructure consisting of 48 waste management facilities that includes nine landfills, five incineration plants and seven wastewater treatment plants. The Company provides essential services to more than 45,000 customers, comprising of more than 175 Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous governmental agencies. Headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has more than 100 locations strategically positioned throughout North America in 36 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces, Mexico and Puerto Rico.