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UES announces its two newest Used Oil Collection facilities

We are happy to announce that we will open two new locations: Kansas City and Indianapolis. We have tripled the number of collecting facilities in the last 5 years (from 8 to 25). Our constant focus on customer service has helped us to reach more customers and we are grateful for all the business that have trusted their used oil collection needs to us. We take good care of the customers and guarantee that the used oil will be recycled responsibly. We will be servicing the Kansas City market by the end of February ’18 and the Indianapolis market by the end of April ’18 (or sooner). We are also working on two more collection facilities that we will announce soon.

Universal Environmental Services, LLC Acquires Metro Environmental, Inc.

Universal Environmental Services, LLC (“UES”) has acquired Metro Environmental Services, Inc. based in Sylacauga Alabama. Metro Environmental is an environmental services company primarily focused on the collection, processing and marketing of used oil and used oil related services. Metro Environmental Services has been providing services to the Alabama and Georgia areas for over 23 years.

The Sylacauga AL location and employees will form UES’s 21st terminal operation that will provide additional volume for our used oil re-refinery in Peachtree City Georgia. The staff, assets and service offerings will provide instantaneous efficiencies to our customers and our business organization. The UES family is excited to welcome the Metro team to our organization.

About Universal Environmental Services, LLC – UES is headquartered in Peachtree City Georgia. UES owns and operates a base oil re-refinery also located in Peachtree City GA with an annual capacity of 36 million gallons. Operating from 20 service terminals UES provides its customers with used oil and related services in the Southeast United States including 13 states from the Gulf Coast to Ohio and from the East Coast to Louisiana. UES is wholly owned by AVISTA OIL AG headquartered in Uetze Germany.

Contact
Dr. JuaN Fritschy, CEO
411 Dividend Drive
Peachtree City, GA 30269
E-mail: jfritschy@universalenviro.com
Direct: (770) 357-0183

Universal Environmental Services Launches Customer Portal

Universal Environmental Services (UES) launched an industry leading customer portal, the “UES Customer Portal”, specifically designed to give clients account access at their fingertips.

The UES Customer Portal is the ultimate tool kit for account management. Customers can track a detailed history of services performed including the transporter EPA ID #, quantity accepted, date, time and UES service representative.  Customers can also request services, print manifests, and access contact information. The UES Customer Portal also allows the customer to download Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), Certificates of Insurance, and transaction details in excel format. The UES Customer Portal is particularly useful for multi-location accounts where the customer has the ability to consolidate the transaction details for UES services performed across all locations from their computer.

Access to the UES Customer Portal is simple. Customers can log on to www.uesclient.com and create and activate their account with a collection receipt, in less than one minute.

The UES Customer Portal is the latest in a series of unique offerings UES has provided to its customers.  Prior to the release of the UES Customer Portal, the UES Digital Collection Tacking system was launched, which links to the UES Customer Portal  to offer real-time updates to account information.

About Universal Environmental Services

Headquartered in Peachtree City, GA, Universal Environmental Services is a leading regional south east used oil collector and re-refiner. UES collects 40 million gallons a year of used oil and operates a re-refinery with 32 million gallons input capacity.

Avista Oil Ag Acquires the Majority of Universal Environmental Services, LLC

Peachtree City, GA – With immediate effect AVISTA OIL AG (“AVISTA”) of Uetze, Germany, buys the membership units in Universal Environmental Services, LLC (“UES”) from MidMark Capital and Navigator Partners. The parties did not disclose the specifics of the transaction.

The result is that UES has become a majority-owned subsidiary of AVISTA. The transaction consolidates AVISTA’s ownership of UES and AVISTA becomes the controlling partner of UES. The McPherson Companies, Inc. of Birmingham, Alabama, which merged its used oil collection business with UES on September 30, 2011, will remain an equity partner in UES.

Bernd Merle, CEO of AVISTA, said “that this is a very important step for AVISTA to strengthen the presence in the important and growing US market. The first project with our subsidiary UES will be the investment in a 30 million gallon used oil re-refinery in Peachtree City, Georgia.”

“We appreciate MidMark and Navigator’s willingness to sell their interests in UES,” said Juan Fritschy, CEO of UES. “This transaction simplifies our organization and aligns our stakeholders’ interests. We can now concentrate our attention on upgrading our collection network and completing our new re-refinery. Construction is underway and we are optimistic about our German parent company’s ability to support us in completing the project as scheduled.”

About Universal Environmental Services
Headquartered in Peachtree City, GA, Universal Environmental Services is a leading collector and processor of used oil from car dealerships, service stations and other industrial customers in the Ohio valley and the southeastern United States. With a fleet of 70 trucks, 5 processing plants and 14 satellite facilities, a storage capacity of 2.6M gallons of used oil and an additional 2.5M gallon tank at the port of Savannah, UES has the capability to collect and process used lubricants all the way from Ohio to Florida.

About AVISTA OIL Group
AVISTA OIL Group is the leading used oil recycling company in Europe. With a successful closed loop business, Avista uses a leading-edge re-refining technology, and operates two used oil re-refineries in Europe: Dansk Olie Genbrug A/S (“DOG”) located in Kalundborg, Denmark, and Mineralöl-Raffinerie Dollbergen GmbH (“MRD”), located in Dollbergen, Germany. AVISTA brings more than 60 years of operational experience to UES, with a value chain of collecting and re-refining used oils and oily liquids, and producing high-quality base oils and lubricants. Compared to producing base oils out of virgin oil, re-refining used oils with AVISTA’s technology produces significantly less CO2 emissions. Just recently, AVISTA introduced its green lubricant line, “AVIeco” (spelling and capitalization correct?), to serve environmentally conscious users.

Contact details UES:
Mr. Juan Fritschy, CEO
411 Dividend Drive
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Direct: +1 (770) 357 0183
E-mail: jfritschy@universalenviro.com

Contact details AVISTA:
Mr. Bernd Merle, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Bahnhofstr. 82
31311 Uetze-Dollbergen, Germany
Direct: +49 (5177) 85 600
E-mail: bernd.merle@avista-oil.com

Universal Environmental Services and McPherson Combine Used Oil Collection Businesses

Peachtree City, GA – Universal Environmental Services, LLC (“UES”) and The McPherson Companies’ used oil collection business (“TMC”) have merged, becoming the dominant used oil collector in the Southeastern United States. With a fleet of more than 70 collection trucks and 21 terminals, the new entity covers from North Carolina to Louisiana and from Georgia to southern Ohio.”

UES has merged with TMC as part of its effort to expand its collection footprint in connection with the construction and operation of a used oil re-refinery in Peachtree City, Georgia. “There are substantial synergies between the two companies and, above all, both companies share a fundamental common conviction that we should re-refine our collected used oil into high quality base oil” said UES’ CEO Juan Fritschy. “TMC has a well established used oil collection network, which was nurtured and developed inside the McPherson family of businesses. The UES team, along with its German parent company AVISTA OIL AG (the biggest used oil re refiner in Europe), welcomes its new partner.”
Ken McPherson, President of The McPherson Companies, said, “We recognize that re-refining is the right long term strategy and, for a long time, we have been evaluating partnerships with re-refiners. We are glad to announce our partnership with UES and Avista. They have a solid business model and proven technology in three countries and many operational years in the re-refining business.”

Mr. Fritschy added, “We are excited to add TMC’s experienced and dedicated employees to the UES team. Furthermore, Mr. Ken McPherson will be a board member of the new entity bringing to the company all his experience and customer relationships. TMC and UES customers can continue to expect the highest quality of service and attention from our extended team of expert staff.”
“In the meantime, the building of our 30 million gallon re-refinery is on time and we are scheduled to be complete by the first quarter of 2013. In several production runs in our European re-refineries (using American used oil), we tested the re-refinery set-up that we will be using in the United States and obtained excellent quality base oil.”

Contact details:
Mr. Juan Fritschy, CEO
411 Dividend Drive
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Direct: (770) 357 0183
E-mail: jfritschy@universalenviro.com

Universal Environmental Services Closes Financing for the Construction of a Used Oil Re-refinery in Peachtree City, Georgia

Peachtree City, GA – Universal Environmental Services, LLC (“UES”) believes in a brighter energy future for the used oil industry and the region. UES has signed definitive documentation and closed on a financing commitment of up to $52 million for the engineering, construction and commissioning of a used oil re-refinery in Peachtree City, GA. Together with the capital from its recently announced joint venture with AVISTA OIL AG (“AVISTA”), the financing will be sufficient to complete the company’s planned state-of-the-art re-refinery with an input capacity of 30 Million gallons by the first quarter of 2013. UES will service its customers with the highest possible quality products, while preserving natural resources and the environment.

UES and its project partner, Mineralöl-Raffinerie Dollbergen GmbH (“MRD”), member of the AVISTA OIL Group, have completed basic engineering and will finalize detailed engineering by October 2011. Site preparation will begin immediately, with construction to begin in early November 2011. The company has been granted local permits and licenses for the construction on the premises of its 10 acre Peachtree City facility.

MRD maintains an engineering department that is experienced in the design of industrial facilities for the environmental sector. The same group of engineers that engineered, built, and commissioned the MRD and DOG (Dansk Olie Genbrug A/S – AVISTA’s state of the art used oil re-refinery in Denmark) re-refineries will be in charge of the Peachtree City project. The new re-refinery will include, among other supplementary facilities, MRD’s patented Enhanced Selective Refining technology to produce high-quality base oils. The quality of these base oils are superior to the quality of base oils produced out of crude oils in many properties, including Viscosity Index, PAH, and Noack Volatility.

“We are extremely pleased to have the financing behind us so that we can get to the important work of building our re-refinery and servicing our used oil customers,” said CEO Juan Fritschy. “We are confident that our partners at AVISTA, MRD, and all subcontractors involved will help us successfully engineer and deploy a state-of-the-art re-refinery right here in Georgia. In the meantime, our customers can continue to expect the highest quality of service and attention from our expert staff. As a reliable partner, we will service our customers until the re-refinery is built, and offer them convenient alternative solutions once the expanded facility is operational”. Mr. Fritschy continued: “Our aim is to preserve the environment and a valuable resource -base oil-, from being otherwise lost to “energy recovery”. This project will also create new jobs in the Peachtree City community. The time has come to think green, and that’s what UES is doing. We will keep the public updated on this project that’s both exciting and valuable to our region and our country.”

About Universal Environmental Services
Headquartered in Peachtree City, GA, Universal Environmental Services is the southeastern United States’ leading collector and processor of used oil from car dealerships, service stations and other industrial customers. With a fleet of 65 trucks, 4 processing plants and 7 satellite facilities, a storage capacity of 1.6M gallons of used oil and a 2.2M gallon tank at the port of Savannah, UES has the capability to collect and process used lubricants all the way from northern Florida to Ohio.

Contact details:
Mr. Juan Fritschy, CEO
411 Dividend Drive
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Direct: (770) 357 0183
E-mail: jfritschy@universalenviro.com

About AVISTA OIL Group
The AVISTA OIL Group is Europe’s leading Used Oil Recycling Company. With a successful closed loop business, Avista is the owner of a patented leading-edge re-refining technology, and operates two used oil re-refineries in Europe: Dansk Olie Genbrug A/S (“DOG”) located in Kalundborg, Denmark, and MRD that is located in Dollbergen, Germany. AVISTA brings in more than 60 years of operational experience to UES, with a value chain of collecting and re-refining used oils and oily liquids, and producing high-quality base oils and lubricants. Compared to producing base oils out of virgin oil, re-refining used oils with AVISTA’s technology produces 30% less CO2 emissions. Just recently, AVISTA introduced its green lubricant line, “AVIeco”, to serve environmentally conscious users. The product launch of “AVIeco” in neighboring countries is also planned.

Contact details:
Mr. Bernd Merle, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Bahnhofstr. 82
31311 Uetze-Dollbergen, Germany
Direct: +49 (5177) 85600
E-mail: bernd.merle@avista-oil.com