Wastemasters celebrates remarkable period of growth

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Wastemasters held a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, marking a remarkable period of growth that started in the depths of the economic downturn.

The New Castle company was launched by Brian Simmons and Steve Masterson on July 4, 2009,Employment has since grown to more than 50.

Wastemasters offers recycling collection, commercial refuse service, industrial waste services, specialized transportation and portable restroom services.

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Since 2009, Wastemasters’ fleet has grown to 35 trucks, 100 trailers and 1,000 collection containers. A major customer is the Delaware City Refinery.

Speaking at the event were Masterson and Simmons, as well as Gov. Jack Markell and Delaware Economic Development Office Director Alan Levin.

Levin was credited with helping the company locate to Delaware. Happy Harry’s, the drug store chain headed by Levin.

Levin said he was impressed when he spotted Simmon’s cleaning up around a warehouse dock after a refuse pick up. Happy Harry’s later hired a company, owned by Simmons’ family, to handle trash, at stores in Southern Delaware.

The attention to detail was much in evidence at the opening ceremony, with the grounds, trucks and equipment all in spotless condition. A Wastemasters struck, spotted on a refuse run after the event, also had a clean appearance.

In his remarks, Simmons praised the effort to bring the company to Delaware.

At a time when work was under way to save the refinery in Delaware City, Gov. Markell called Simmons asking what the state could do to bring Wastemasters to the state.

“He treated us like the refinery,” Simmons told the more than 50 people who attended the event.

Efforts by the state contributed to the sale of the refinery to PBF Energy. PBF is now investing $60 million on a rail yard to handle crude oil arriving from Canada and North Dakota.

Markell went on to speak on the need to retain larger employers. Since Delaware City Refinery reopened, service-providers, like Wastemasters, have benefitted, the governor noted

Speaking at the event were Masterson and Simmons, as well as Gov. Jack Markell and Delaware Economic Development Office Director Alan Levin.

Levin was credited with helping the company locate to Delaware. Happy Harry’s, the drug store chain headed by Levin.

Levin said he was impressed when he spotted Brian cleaning up around a warehouse dock after a refuse pick up. Happy Harry’s later hired a company, owned by Brian’s family, to handle trash, at stores in Southern Delaware.

The attention to detail was much in evidence at the opening ceremony, with the grounds, trucks and equipment all in spotless condition. A Wastemasters struck, spotted on a refuse run after the event, also had a clean appearance.

In his remarks, Simmons praised the effort to bring the company to Delaware.

At a time when work was under way to save the refinery in Delaware City, Gov. Markell called Simmons asking what the state could do to bring Wastemasters to the state.

“He treated us like the refinery,” Simmons told the more than 50 people who attended the event.

Efforts by the state contributed to the sale of the refinery to PBF Energy. PBF is now investing $60 million on a rail yard to handle crude oil arriving from Canada and North Dakota.

Markell went on to speak on the need to retain larger employers. Since Delaware City Refinery reopened, service-providers, like Wastemasters, have benefitted, the governor noted

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