Millwood Acquires CORE Erosion Control Services

Millwood, Inc. finalized the purchase of CORE Erosion Control Services in September. With it comes a new product brand and Millwood’s 30th location nationwide.

“We are excited to announce this acquisition,” Lionel Trebilcock, regional whitewood manager, said. “With this purchase, Millwood will be able to add even more to its tool box when it comes to erosion control.”

CORE Erosion Control Services, based out of Sewell, NJ, is a leading supplier of erosion and sediment control such as compost filter socks, best management practice (BMP) installation, seeding and stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP).

The CORE team and customers are now part of the Millwood family, and its New Jersey manufacturing location is number 30 for Millwood, one of the nation’s leading pallet suppliers and packaging consumables and systems distributors.

CORE will replace the Millwood Natural product brand, which included similar products and services.

All CORE products and services are now a Millwood product brand and managed by CORE product specialists and sales managers in Vienna, OH and Sewell, NJ where the erosion and sediment control products are manufactured.

The additional location will allow Millwood to reach even more prospects in various industries, Trebilcock said.

“This industry is booming and one we are confident we can be successful in,” Trebilcock said. “We are already certified with the U.S. Composting Council in Vienna and PennState Extension in New Jersey. It just makes sense to add the expertise and services.”

The certifications mean that the mulched wood chips used for the compost filter socks are tested and meet certain Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) standards and requirements and will allow Millwood to bid on various state jobs across the U.S.

Along with acquiring CORE’s customers, products and services and manufacturing facility, we are pleased to welcome Chris Sztenderowicz, who will be working alongside Trebilcock and his team as a regional sales manager for all CORE products and services in the northeast area of the United States.

Sztenderowicz, former CORE president and sales leader, comes to Millwood with 10 years of industry experience and said the acquisition is a good fit for both parties.

John Cervo, regional installation manager, is also working hand-in-hand with Sztenderowicz and Trebilcock. Cervo is another previous CORE team member who has transitioned into the Millwood family and will be responsible for installation and bidding on CORE-related projects.

“Before starting with CORE, I was with a company for 21 years and enjoyed teaching and guiding every employee that worked there,” Cervo said.

Joe Todaro, CORE regional sales manager, and Cheryl Fink, supply and logistics manager, also specialize in the CORE products and services and work out of the Vienna location.

Todaro and Fink have 11 years of combined experience in the erosion and sediment control industry and have already hit the ground running.

“We’ve already secured some solid accounts and are excited for this expansion so we can do even more for our customers,” Todaro said. “It will open up numerous opportunities for the company moving forward.”

Millwood vendors, suppliers, customers and team members have begun to see the CORE product brand online and in print materials. In the coming weeks, email and social media campaigns are on deck to continue the communication efforts.

“We are working diligently with our marketing team to make the transition as smooth as possible. It’s been a lot of work but also a rewarding process,” Trebilcock said. “This acquisition has allowed us to expand our business in the erosion and sediment control industry.”


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