Governor, State Officials Welcome WasteMasters
NEW CASTLE, DE (January 3, 2013) – Governor Jack Markell, Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) Secretary Alan Levin and other state officials and business leaders officially welcomed Waste Masters Solutions at a ribbon cutting ceremony in New Castle, Delaware.
Governor Jack Markell thanked Waste Masters for its decision to base its operations in Delaware. “This is the kind of company we envisioned growing as the result of our universal recycling law,” said Governor Markell. “It’s helping reduce our use of natural resources, creating jobs and spurring secondary markets for reused products. That carries economic benefits and helps reduce landfill costs in the short and long term.”
Joining the Governor today was Delaware Economic Development Office Secretary Alan Levin. Levin noted that his department’s job is to work continually to attract new businesses and grow existing businesses that contribute to Delaware’s economy. “Successful entrepreneurs such as Steve [Masterson] and Brian [Simmons] are key to the health and stability of Delaware’s future economy,” said Levin.
In addition to discussing the new jobs created, several speakers today also recognized the increasing use of technology and highlighted the solutions-based approach that guides the way Waste Masters does business.
“We can no longer allow your trash to go to waste,” says Waste Masters co-founder Steve Masterson. “The public expects that businesses today manage their waste in an environmentally friendly manner. To do that, we have to partner with our customers to find creative, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective ways to handle waste.”
Launched July 4, 2009, Waste Masters Solutions is a locally and privately-owned environmental solutions company committed to helping its business partners minimize waste, increase recycling and reuse materials whenever possible. Led by co-founders Brian Simmons and Steve Masterson, Waste Masters Solutions is now a leading provider of environmental solutions, waste handling and recycling services for large and small companies, across a wide range of industries in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.
“We want to help our customers improve their business while helping the environment,” added Waste Masters co-founder Brian Simmons. “To do that, we hire great people, invest in the right equipment and latest technology. It is this combination that helps our customers minimize the amount of waste they produce.”
In more than three years, the New Castle, Delaware based company has grown to employ more than 50 people and invest in more than 35 trucks, 100 trailer configurations and more than 1,000 collection containers. Waste Masters Solutions’ extensive investment in its staff, technology and equipment – combined with more than 100 years of combined experience in waste handling service industry – gives the company the ability and tools to create custom solutions for its industrial and commercial clients to become environmental stewards.
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