A-OK Portables and Waste Services buys another dumpster company

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A Middle Georgia company that offers portable toilets and dumpsters for rent just bought another dumpster company.

According to a press release from A-OK Portables and Waste Services, the company bought AJS Dumpsters out of Macon. AJS Dumpsters is a division of Southern Equipment.

“Middle Georgia is experiencing a rapid increase in commercial waste disposal
needs,” said Mark Insley, A-OK Portables & Waste Co-owner. “With aggressive marketing from Macon-Bibb and the surrounding counties, new industry, manufacturing and retail have selected Middle Georgia as the place they want to do business. This creates waste during site preparation and construction, and the need for waste removal continues into daily use. By acquiring AJS Dumpsters, Division of Southern Equipment, the A-OK Family of Companies expands the services we offer,” said Insley.

The release goes on to say, with corporations like Irving Paper, Nichiha and Kumho opening up offices and manufacturing facilities, there’s an increase demand in efficient waste disposal.

“10 years ago these companies had no presence in Macon-Bibb. In 2020 the fact that they are in Macon-Bibb is a magnet for other corporate investments,” said Lee Insley, A-OK Portables & Waste Co-owner. “Macon-Bibb is centrally located in the state and has excellent highway access. This increases interest from businesses seeking to expand or re-locate,” said Lee Insley.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.