Western Pallet Magazine May 2020 - Page 20


also has a grinder on-site to handle all wood waste generated out of the plant.

According to a release from Kamps, the acquisition checks off multiple strategic goals of the company, including the ability to further build upon the national success of its pallet division, expand into a thriving market, and provide direct support to existing customers in the area.

Green Trip Recycling’s 40 employees, including owner and founder John Vander Wiele, will be staying on-board – with John joining the Kamps team as general manager. John has over 18 years of experience in the industry, and prior to Green Trip Recycling served as regional director for a national packaging provider. “We are looking forward to having his expertise and knowledge propel the Kamps Atlanta location into a bright future,” the release continued.

“Green Trip Recycling in its seven-year history has a proven record to grow sales and provide sustainable profits while meeting and exceeding their customers’ expectations,” said Mitchell Kamps, Kamps Inc. president. “These are the standards we place upon ourselves and any business we partner with or acquire.”

Along with the acquisition of Green Trip Recycling, Kamps also announced the acquisition of a book of business, along with other assets, in the Atlanta area from a large national broker in the industry. As a result of the transaction, 11 team members will be joining Kamps. After a short transitional period, the company intends to integrate this business and its employees into the newly acquired Green Trip Recycling location.

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