Walker Environmental Continues to Invest in Resource Recovery

December 7th, 2017

NIAGARA FALLS – Today, 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.”