Explore Our Latest Sustainability Report: Pathway to Progress - Discover How VLS Is Leading The Charge In Environmental Responsibility..
Explore Our Latest Sustainability Report: Pathway to Progress - Discover How VLS Is Leading The Charge In Environmental Responsibility..

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VLS is an industry leader in Waste to Energy and Recycling. Our clients rely on us to provide comprehensive solutions to their waste management challenges, from reducing costs to achieving long-term sustainability goals. Our network of operating facilities, dedicated customer service teams, and strong transportation partnerships enable us to efficiently and effectively respond to our clients’ needs nationwide.
27
Jul

VLS Environmental Solutions Celebrates Accepting 120 Million Gallons of Aqueous PFAS Safely and Securely

VLS Environmental Solutions (VLS) is proud to announce that their Deer Park facility has accepted over 120 million gallons of hazardous and non-hazardous aqueous PFAS over the past five years at its 3 wells. This news comes as regulations regarding PFAS are becoming enacted, and more clients are evaluating sequestration in VLS’s hazardous waste injection...
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27
Jul

VLS Environmental Solutions: Making Rail Operations Safer and More Sustainable

The rail industry is an essential component of our nation’s infrastructure. It transports a variety of goods and materials across the country, making it vital to our economy. However, keeping railcars clean and in compliance with regulations is an arduous task. That’s why VLS Environmental Solutions offers comprehensive railcar cleaning services to make sure operations...
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13
Jun

VLS Waste Calculator: Unlock the Power of Waste-to-Energy

VLS is proud to announce the launch of its new Waste Calculator tool, which provides an unprecedented level of insight into VLS’s environmental impact from Waste-to-Energy (WTE) and alternative engineered fuel (AEF) production. With just a few clicks, users can gain instant access to data: MMBtu of energy created. CCF of natural gas conserved. MT...
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13
Jun

VLS Environmental Solutions Announces Promotion of Raul Pena to Chief Information Officer

HOUSTON, Texas, (June 13, 2023) – VLS Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of environmental services, is proud to announce the promotion of Raul Pena to Chief Information Officer. Raul began with VLS in May 2022 as the Vice President of IT and was promoted to CIO in June 2023. Raul brings a wealth of experience...
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19
Apr

VLS Environmental Solutions celebrates Earth Day with release of its 2022 ESG Report

Houston, Texas (April 20, 2023) – VLS Environmental Solutions, LLC, a Houston-based environmental services company and a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, today published its VLS 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report on its corporate website at URL (pending). “For VLS, 2022 was a year of transforming our organization through growth, while continuing...
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04
Apr

Becoming A Zero Waste Company

Have you ever thought how much waste your business sends to the landfill? The textile industry, for example, sends over 92 million tons of textile waste each year. YIKES! As commercial business and industries continue to expand, companies are trying to do their part in preserving the environment and protecting the planet. When you use...
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04
Apr

VLS Environmental Solutions Names Kris Terrill as Chief Financial Officer

HOUSTON, Texas, (April 4, 2023) – VLS Environmental Solutions, LLC, a Houston-based environmental services company, and a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, today announced the appointment of Mr. Kris Terrill as the Chief Financial Officer.   VLS CEO, John Magee commented, “We are thrilled to have Kris join our team. He is a high-impact...
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what is railcar cleaning and why is it important?
21
Feb

What is Railcar Cleaning and Why Is It Important?

The United States freight network is one of the largest in the world, consisting of almost 140,000 route miles. It is used to transport various goods and materials for nearly every industry, from mining to fast-moving consumer goods and agriculture. Every year, about 1.7 billion tons of goods are moved across the U.S. by the freight system. Railcars...
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developing a barge maintenance plan
21
Feb

Developing a Barge Maintenance Plan

Conducting maintenance in the fastest time with the lowest possible costs is vital for productivity in commercial shipping. Shipping companies regularly follow a barge maintenance plan to align their vessels with the relevant safety and operational standards. Barge maintenance is essential to extend the life cycle of various barge components and reduce the deterioration and...
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08
Feb

VLS Environmental Solutions Expands Operating Footprint With Acquisition of SRE Environmental

HOUSTON, Texas, (February 8, 2023) – VLS Environmental Solutions, LLC, a Houston-based environmental services company and a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, has acquired SRE Environmental, a waste management solutions company in Phoenix, Arizona. SRE manages millions of gallons of commercial and industrial wastewater throughout the western United States utilizing its large fleet of...
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25
Jan

Combatting Pollution Through Industrial Waste Management

Manufacturing facilities of various industries are an unavoidable part of modern civilization. These industrial facilities manufacture products that make people’s lives simpler and more convenient. However, these enterprises also generate a substantial amount of non-biodegradable, non-recyclable, and hazardous industrial waste. When this waste isn’t disposed of appropriately, it pollutes the environment’s air, land, and water...
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23
Jan

VLS Environmental Solutions Names Brian Brantley General Counsel and Head of ESG

HOUSTON, Texas, (December 14, 2022) – VLS Environmental Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of environmental solutions helping businesses achieve their sustainability goals, announced today it has named Brian Brantley, General Counsel and Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).   In this role, Mr. Brantley will be responsible for VLS’s legal affairs, as well as for...
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why your hull needs regular cleaning
18
Jan

Why Your Hull Needs Regular Cleaning

A crucial aspect of being a barge owner is keeping it in excellent condition so you don’t have to spend additional money on unneeded repairs and maintenance. While cleaning your vessel’s interior and the easily accessible external surfaces is reasonably straightforward, hull cleaning requires an entirely different level of effort.  Because it’s a more challenging process than...
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10
Jan

VLS Environmental Solutions Acquires Texas Molecular

HOUSTON, Texas, (January 10, 2023) – VLS Environmental Solutions, a Houston-based environmental services company and a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, has acquired Texas Molecular, one of the largest independent providers of industrial waste sequestration services in the United States. With the acquisition, VLS has expanded its environmental services capabilities into hazardous waste processing...
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what is circular construction
20
Dec

What Is Circular Construction?

In 2018, the construction industry in the United States generated 600 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste — which is twice the amount of municipal solid waste produced. It’s also estimated that nearly half of global CO2 emissions stem from construction. With global climate change and greenhouse gas emissions becoming an increasing concern and focus worldwide, what can...
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