Trivest Announces Mansbach Metal Co., an Add-on Acquisition for Columbus Recycling

COLUMBUS, MS – (November 10, 2017) Columbus Recycling, a portfolio company of Trivest Partners, announces it has acquired Mansbach Metal Company from Albertville, Alabama headquartered Progress Rail Services Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Corporation. Headquartered in Ashland, Kentucky, Mansbach Metal is a regional leader in the recycling of ferrous, nonferrous and shreddable materials.  As a result of the acquisition, Columbus has expanded its footprint from 9 to 18 yards.

The Mansbach purchase represents Columbus’ second acquisition during Trivest’s ownership, and the Company intends to continue to pursue additional add-on opportunities to build processing scale and further expand across the Southeastern United States.

About Columbus Recycling:

Founded in 1956 and headquartered in Columbus, Mississippi, Columbus Recycling is a leading provider of ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling services.  The Company provides its services to a wide variety of OEM and other customers in the Southeastern United States. Columbus Recycling’s history of honesty, integrity and a deep focus on customer service has enabled the business to benefit from strong customer retention and continue its regional expansion. For additional information, please visit

About Trivest Partners:

Trivest Partners is a private investment firm that focuses on partnering with founder/family owned businesses in the United States and Canada.  Since its founding in 1981, Trivest has completed more than 250 transactions, totaling in excess of $5.5 billion in value.  For additional information, please visit


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