California firm buys Flint environmental remediation, paint businesses

 

CONCORD, Calif. — Officials at ASRC Industrial Services LLC, the Concord, Calif.-based provider of environmental and industrial services, announced the acquisition of National Environmental Group and Niles Construction Services, both based in Flint.

National Environmental Group, founded in 2000, specializes in asbestos and lead abatement, waste disposal, and site decontamination services throughout the Midwestern United States. It will join AIS’s remediation and response services operating group.

Niles Construction Services, founded in 2003, provides painting and coatings services in the Midwestern United States. It will join AIS’s construction, maintenance, and repair operating group.

Both companies serve a variety of end markets including power, industrial manufacturing, automobile and commercial customers.

“Following our Wednesday announcement of the addition of K2 Industrial Services, it’s my privilege to welcome more talented people to the AIS family of companies, this time from NEG and NCS,” said Greg Johnson, president and CEO of AIS. “The additions of NEG and NCS to the AIS family immediately augments our enterprise-wide capabilities, increases our presence in a key industrial services market and ultimately brings us one step closer to achieving our vision of building an enduring, employee-centric, customer-focused industrial services provider.”

Said Tom Niles, founder and president of both Flint companies: “Selling a business is always a tough decision, particularly when the impacts on employees and customers are taken into account. After getting to know the AIS team and learning about ASRC’s commitment to the industrial services market, I quickly recognized AIS was the right long-term home for Niles Construction Services. When we began thinking about NEG’s future, we were looking for another family company to call home. ASRC and AIS give us that family culture while providing new opportunities to our most valuable asset, our employees.”

AIS has approximately 5,000 employees and operations throughout the United States. AIS subsidiaries include Petrochem, RSI Entech, Entech Advantage, DACA Specialty Services, D2 Industrial Services, US Coatings, Mavo Systems, F.D. Thomas, D. Zelinsky & Sons, Omega, Hudspeth & Associates, AIS Response Services, HRCS Engineering, USC Federal, Brad Cole Construction, Arctic Pipe Inspection and K2 Industrial Services. As a wholly owned subsidiary of ASRC, AIS and its subsidiaries are considered minority business enterprises. Learn more about AIS at www.asrcindustrial.com.

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