A new business is opening in Parker South, also known as Parker Annex. The Town of Parker and the La Paz Economic Development Corporation broke ground Friday on a new facility for a company called Environmental Waste Solutions.
Environmental Waste Solutions services California, Nevada and Arizona, and revolves around recycling of industrial liquids, industrial solids, and California regulated waste.
The company president and CEO Michael Kelly was present for the groundbreaking, saying he was happy to be opening a new facility in the area and expected to be able to contribute to the area economy and community.
La Paz EDC President Skip Becker said the groundbreaking showed that the Town of Parker is competing for and landing good projects.
“Environmental Waste Solutions will employ 20-plus full-time employees within 18 months,” he told the assembled crowd. “Those positions include administration, management, chemist, waste acceptance analysis, CDL drivers and environmental technicians. Environmental Waste Solutions will provide industry-specific training and they will offer a comprehensive benefits package.”
Kelly started in the industry in 1993. He currently has other businesses with locations in Long Beach and San Bernardino. According to Becker, the company plans on working with Arizona Western College on employee training and development programs, and will be working closely with Republic Services at the La Paz County Landfill.
Parker Mayor Dan Beaver said, “We’ve all waited for this day for a long time, for something to happen out here in Parker South. This is just the tip of the iceberg. We have a lot of things we’re working on out here, there’ll be many more to follow and we thank you for your investment in Parker, Arizona and to Skip, this was a combined effort.”