St. Louis Composting Inc., a Valley Park-based producer of compost, mulch and soil blends, has acquired a Kansas City-area green waste company.
St. Louis Composting acquired Lawn-Corps through its operating company, Organic Resource Management, officials said Friday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but St. Louis Composting, currently a $25 million company, said it will grow by $1.5 million with the addition of Lawn-Corps.
Lawn-Corps’ owners, Patrick and Marisue Caskey, will continue with the company in a consulting capacity, officials said.
Lawn-Corps is a 37-acre yard waste processing facility in Belton, Missouri. It provides yard waste collection services to Kansas City-area homeowners and processes it into products such as compost and organically dyed mulches. Lawn-Corps serves about 3,500 households in the Kansas City region and will continue to operate under that name, officials said. The business’ staff of eight will be retained by St. Louis Composting, which will have a combined 115 employees.
“Lawn-Corps is a great addition to our company and firms up our commitment to Kansas City, expanding our reach in the Midwest,” Patrick Geraty, owner and president of St. Louis Composting, said in a statement. “We will increase operational and production efficiencies as well as the amounts of compost, mulch and soil blend resources being supplied to the region.”
Acquiring Lawn-Corps will leverage St. Louis Composting’s equipment and increase its volume of finished mulches and composting, officials said.
St. Louis composting says it operates the largest composting facility in Missouri and is the St. Louis metro area’s largest composter. It has a 26-acre headquarters facility in Valley Park, a 4-acre transfer station in Maryland Heights, a 10-acre composting and retail facility in the city of St. Louis, and a 52-acre composting and retail facility in Belleville.
Barr, Diana. “Composting company buys Kansas City business.” St. Louis Business Journal. Jan 25, 2019