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The Purpose-Built Waste Management Leader Serving a Wide Range of Markets

About Wastequip

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. with manufacturing and service facilities throughout North America, Wastequip is the leading North American manufacturer of waste handling equipment.  With over 2,000 employees and 31 facilities, Wastequip has built a reputation for manufacturing expertise and product innovation. Privately held, Wastequip is the only manufacturer to offer a full line of steel and plastic products to collect, handle and transport just about any type of waste and recyclables.

Our comprehensive product line includes the top brands in their respective areas:

  • Wastequip brand compactors, balers, steel containers and environmental containers 
  • Toter brand plastic carts and containers 
  • Galbreath brand hoists, container handlers and trailers 
  • Tarping systems, sold through our Mountain Tarp and Pioneer brands
  • Industrial vacuum trucks and hydro excavators sold through our Cusco brand
  • OEM and aftermarket parts sold through Go To Parts

Wastequip was created to consolidate the highly fragmented and regionalized waste equipment manufacturing sector.  The vision was simple:  to provide the rapidly growing base of large national haulers a one-stop shop for their most significant needs including standardized equipment, highly durable products, inventory availability, faster delivery and outstanding customer service needed to continue their growth trajectory.

To achieve this goal, the company immediately set out to establish an extensive North American manufacturing and service footprint.  Over the course of the next nearly 25 years, Wastequip systematically acquired the top companies and best brands from tarping systems and vacuum trucks to hoists and carts, including Galbreath, Cusco, Accurate, Mountain Tarp, Pioneer, and finally, Toter, – the industry’s premier line of plastic waste and recycling carts and containers - uniting them under the Wastequip umbrella.

The company is organized into 4 operating divisions: 

  • Steel – compactors, balers and containers
  • Mobile – tarping systems, hoists, trailers, container handlers and vacuum trucks
  • Plastics – waste and recycling carts, front end load containers, and cart lifters
  • Parts – OEM and aftermarket parts for compactors, hoists, containers, vacuum trucks and more  

Wastequip has locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, which allows us to serve our customer base on a local level while delivering economies of scale not possible with smaller manufacturers.

With the broadest line of products on the market today, Wastequip is comprised of the most well-respected brands in the waste management industry, known for quality, unparalleled service and deep industry knowledge and expertise. Several of our company brands have been in existence for 30 or more years.

Wastequip has strong partnerships with large national haulers, as well as many of the smaller regional and local players, and our products are currently in use in thousands of municipalities across the country.  We’ve also developed strong fleet relationships across other market segments.  Many of these customer relationships have been in place for many years, giving us a strong competitive advantage and creating a barrier to entry for other organizations.

Wastequip has locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, allowing us to serve many of our customers on a local level and creating economies of scale not possible with smaller manufacturers. Since many of our brand companies serve sectors in which it can be difficult and costly to ship products from remote locations, this gives us a distinct advantage over competitors with a smaller footprint.

Wastequip’s executive team has deep expertise in the industries we serve and proven track record of increasing profitability and developing new markets. Our management brings a wealth of experience in the waste, trucking, construction, hardware, plastics and consumer goods industries.  Many of our leaders have been with our brand companies for 15 or more years, giving them unparalleled knowledge and valued industry relationships.

Wastequip and its affiliated brands have a strong track record of innovation and new product development.  With deep industry ties and knowledge, our team members excel in identifying market need and delivering new technologies to fill product gaps. Many of our technologies were the first of their kinds and others remain patented, giving us a distinct competitive advantage.  We invest heavily in research and development, with a mandated number of yearly hours devoted to product improvement, new product development and sourcing products to fill product gaps. 

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