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Mid America Recycling Company Announces Purchase of Vista Fibers

Mid America Recycling Company (MARC), one of the nation’s largest multi-material recycling companies, in conjunction with Edgewater Growth Capital Partners, LP, today announced the purchase of Vista Fibers, headquartered in Dallas, TX. Vista Fibers, with five recycling plants in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, Texas, and New Orleans and Hammond, Louisiana, is a long-time regional leader in the paper recycling industry. Vista Fibers, while now wholly owned by MARC, will retain its name.

“Vista Fibers is a very fine, well-operated company that will add significant value to our customers and shareholders,” said Brian Meng, president of MARC. “The addition of their locations to our existing geographic plant structure offers our customers even greater flexibility in marketing recycled paper.”

“In evaluating potential buyers, we found Mid America Recycling Company to most nearly reflect the values of Vista Fibers,” said Tom Lyon, president of Vista Fibers. “We are thrilled to take Vista Fibers to the next level with Mid America Recycling.”

“We are very excited to continue our strategy in the recycling industry in partnership with the outstanding leadership of Brian Meng and the MARC management team,” said Greg Jones, Edgewater Partner. “Mid-America’s reputation as the industry leader will continue with the acquisition of Vista Fibers and its expansion in Texas and Louisiana.”

About Mid America Recycling 

Mid America Recycling, one of the nation’s largest recycling companies with plants and facilities across America, is a multi-material recycling company processing more than 1 billion pounds of paper, plastics, metals and glass annually. From its corporate headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, the company is pursuing an aggressive growth strategy while providing recycled materials for end users around the world. In addition to providing expertise in creating cost-effective, quality-driven recycling programs for waste haulers, landfills, cities and governments, the company also provides patented physical plant design, equipment manufacturing and environmental analysis. For more information please visit www.midamericarecycling.com.