Midwest Fiber Recycling makes acquisition

Recycling firm purchases recycling assets of Data Management Services in Terre Haute, Ind.

January 7, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
Municipal / IC&I

Midwest Fiber Recycling, based in Normal, Ill., has expanded its operations by acquiring the recycling assets of Data Management Services (DMS), based in Terre Haute, Ind. The deal closed Dec. 20, 2013. DMS will retain its engineered fuel business.

DMS services customers throughout the Wabash Valley region of Indiana. Its engineered fuel program uses postindustrial materials traditionally landfilled or incinerated and blends them into a fuel product for the cement industry. Midwest says the acquisition will combine Midwest Fiber’s recycling capabilities with DMS’ expertise. The companies say their combined proficiencies also will lead to growth opportunities and diversifying the types of commercial materials that can be recycled.

Midwest Fiber Recycling currently operates four facilities in Illinois—Bloomington-Normal, Decatur, Springfield and Peoria—with a service area extending throughout the Midwest. Combined, it owns more than 260,000 square feet of processing and warehousing facilities and processes more than 260 million pounds of recyclables each year. Midwest Fiber also operates a confidential document destruction division and a food composting company.