Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Patriot Environmental

August 3, 2022

ELGIN, IL, August 3, 2022 — Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (Nasdaq: HCCI), a leading provider of parts cleaning, used oil re-refining, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste services primarily focused on small and mid-sized customers, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Patriot Environmental Services, Inc. (“Patriot”). Patriot is a leading provider of environmental services across the Western United States specializing in a wide variety of waste services, including emergency response, industrial services, and OSRO spill response.

Patriot operates eighteen locations in the western and southern United States, including two wastewater treatment facilities. More than 380 Patriot employees will be joining Heritage-Crystal Clean as part of the acquisition.

President and CEO of Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. Brian Recatto commented, “We are thrilled to welcome Patriot’s team of talented employees to Heritage-Crystal Clean and look forward to collaborating with one another as we work together to help the business world run cleaner. Their expertise, along with Patriot’s network of locations and capabilities, will continue to support our growth in 2022 and the future.”

Kent Bartley, the Chief Executive Officer of Patriot, also commented, “Heritage-Crystal Clean’s acquisition of Patriot is an exceptional opportunity to combine the talents of both organizations to create a nationwide growth engine for environmental and waste disposal services.”