Skowhegan, Maine — ACV Enviro, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC, announced that they have acquired Walker Industrial Services, Inc., a 26-year old industrial services provider in the Northeast. Walker offers various industrial services to the New England area including; hydroblasting, sandblasting/surface preparation, sodium bicarbonate blasting, industrial vacuuming, liquid ring vacuuming, sewer pipe and catch basin cleaning, pipeline video inspection, pigging and pipe testing, and high volume sludge pumping. Walker’s Skowhegan location will operate as an ACV Enviro Service Center, allowing ACV Enviro to expand its operations and broaden its current Maine market share. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Our acquisition of Walker Industrial Services complements our strategy of building a stronger presence and foothold in the region. We feel we can now offer expanded services to Walker’s existing customer base providing multiple environmental solutions,” said Jeffrey Keenan, Chairman of ACV Enviro.
ACV Enviro intends to integrate the operations of Walker into its Northeast Region which includes existing operations in Massachusetts and Maine. ACV Enviro’s Northeast Region is managed by Steve Ganley (Regional General Manager) and Dean Crosby (General Manager- Maine Operations). Walker’s daily operations and project management will remain unchanged. Jeff Chase, Operations Manager for Walker, will continue to play an instrumental role in managing customer relationships. This acquisition will give Walker customers and employees peace of mind knowing the same services that they have come to expect will continue as well as the benefit of the additional services that ACV Enviro can provide.