Q Quala, a North America’s leader in bulk transportation container cleaning, recently began a major renovation of its Beaumont, Texas, facility. The renovations include new, open customer office space in addition to significant upgrades of the facility’s equipment which enable full wash, steam and flare capabilities.
“We’re eager to show current and potential customers what our improved facility now has to offer,’’ said Eric Speiser, vice president of sales and marketing at Quala. “Upgrading our facility in Beaumont supports Quala’s overall growth strategy of diversifying and enhancing our capabilities to serve a growing market. These new renovations will provide options that were previously unavailable in the Beaumont area.’’
In addition to new office space and operational capabilities, the renovations include a remodeled driver’s lounge and a large expansion of secured tenant parking.
Quala Beaumont is located at 6010 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, south of US-69.
In other company news, Quala announced it recently acquired Alpha Technical Services (ATS).
Operating from a strategically located 23-acre facility in Pasadena, Texas, ATS offers container cleaning solutions for both hazardous and non-hazardous bulk containers, specializing in difficult to clean products in rail cars, tank trailers and ISO containers. ATS complements its cleaning capabilities with full-service rail-car maintenance and environmental service divisions.
Mike Bauer, Quala’s chief executive, said: “By adding ATS and its experienced management team we have expanded our position in the rail car and specialty cleaning platforms. This acquisition will allow Quala to utilize and expand upon the current ATS tank trailer cleaning capabilities.
ATS is the perfect catalyst to support Quala in expanding our rail car service model, as we further our vision to become a more diversified container cleaning company, serving the Petrochemical industry.’’
Mike Howerton, president of ATS, said, “It was important for us at ATS to partner with a group that shared our core values for their employees and customers. We knew from the beginning that the Quala management team was the right fit. We are very excited about the growth opportunities this move will provide for the ATS team as we strive to enhance our employee and customer experiences.’’
Based in Tampa, Fla., Quala is the largest independent provider of comprehensive cleaning, testing and repair services for bulk transportation companies in the United States, according to the company. Services include commercial and industrial cleaning of portable liquid and dry bulk containers such as tank trailers; IBC tote cleaning; ISO container cleaning; and cleaning of frack tanks and rail cars.