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Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

Walker Environmental Continues to Invest in Resource Recovery

Walker Environmental Group Inc. (Walker) announces the acquisition of Gro-Bark®, the leading mulch and potting soil manufacturer in Ontario. Based in Caledon, Ontario, the addition of Gro-Bark® now makes Walker the largest fully integrated organics recovery company in Canada.

Gro-Bark® services the Ontario and US Great Lakes region horticultural industry with high quality, sustainable and innovative materials that help plants grow. In addition to the soil blending facility in Caledon, there are composting, mulch production and several aged bark reclamation sites throughout Ontario.

From Mike Watt, Executive Vice-President at Walker “Gro-Bark® shares the Walker view that end product quality is the key to the successful recovery of organics in the developing circular economy. Their dedication to servicing the customer first and ability to execute on logistics and materials movement provides Walker with an unparalleled advantage in the marketplace.”

Walker continues to invest in recovering and repurposing organic waste into high quality products for retailers, nurseries and greenhouses. From Bill McKague of Gro-Bark® “I’m happy that a company like Walker will continue to run Gro-Bark® with a dedication to the employees, the suppliers, the customers and the communities in which we work. The growth potential for the companies together make for an exciting future for all of our people.”

About Walker Industries and Walker Environmental 

Since 1887, Walker Industries, the parent company of Walker Environmental has proven to be a diversified company with a reputation for integrity, care & creativity. Walker is a 5th generation, family-owned Canadian company that has operated from a base in the Niagara Region for over 125 years. Now with facilities across Canada and the United States and employing more than 700 people, the company takes pride in providing infrastructure that builds communities. Walker Industries group of companies offers aggregates, paving & construction, emulsions and environmental waste & recycling solutions.

Walker Environmental is a leading waste management and resource recovery company. The company operates two landfills, a waste transfer facility, six biosolids stabilization plants, two composting facilities, four food/residual organic processing facilities, several landfill gas renewable energy projects in Ontario and Manitoba, and a waste haulage company.

Commitment to the environment, communities, and tomorrow’s generations is the foundation for growth at Walker Industries. To learn more about Walker Industries and Walker Environmental please visit www.walkerind.com

For more information, please contact Mike Watt, Executive Vice-President, Walker Environmental Group, 905-680-3752 or via email at mwatt@walkerind.com.