Waste Connections is a NYSE (WCN) publicly traded company operating in mostly secondary markets in the Western and Southern U.S. The Company serves more than two million residential, commercial and industrial customers with locations in 27 states.
As a company Waste Connections targets secondary markets, like Berea, that show growth trends avoiding highly competitive, large urban markets. On their website Waste Connections claims that approximately 50% of their revenues are derived from market areas where they have franchise or exclusive rights to provide waste services.
Waste Connections maintains a high customer satisfaction rating and appears financially solvent with stocks currently trading near $30 a share. The Berea City Council awarded Waste Connections a 3 year contract on Feb. 1st 2011 to begin on March 1st 2011. For more information about Waste Connections visit their website at http://www.wasteconnections.com.
by Chad Hembree