QualaWash Holdings LLC (QHL) has purchased Cleveland OH-based Manfredi Special Services (MSS), reportedly the largest tote/intermediate bulk container service and supply chain management provider in North America. MSS operations include tote cleaning, maintenance, fleet management, and leasing.
Operating as a QualaWash division, MSS will be part of a system that includes 30 tank cleaning sites nationwide. In short, MSS immediately becomes a nationwide provider of tote/IBC services, that include the MSS Asset Retrieval Management System (ARMS) Internet-based tracking/management system. With the integration into the QualaWash location footprint, MSS will now be in a position to offer companies that use and ship totes/IBCs an expanded and unprecedented single-source supplier network.
"We are really excited about the purchase of MSS," says Mike Bauer, QHL chief executive officer. "With the well-established QualaWash network system, adding MSS and their stellar reputation into our family of businesses will strengthen our offerings. We look forward to continuing to expand this market through MSS."
Richard Manfredi, current managing member of MSS, will join the QHL organization offering his 40+ years experience. Eric Amstutz, current executive vice-president and chief operating officer of MSS, will serve as president of the MSS division. Amstutz brings over 20 years experience in the tote/IBC service and supply chain management industry.
"The merger of QualaWash and Manfredi Special Services allows us to offer (tote) shippers and manufacturers services that up until now were not available,” Manfredi says.
Amstutz adds: "Integration into the QualaWash location footprint will allow MSS to offer an expanded and unprecedented network backed by MSS' more than 23 years of experience and ISO certified processes. Combining the MSS business unit with the strength of the QualaWash network provides the opportunity to grow the MSS business through a number of unique value-added services for the full spectrum of stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, rotationally molded, and limited-use IBCs."