Tradebe Acquires Aaron Oil Company

Aaron Oil Company, Inc. is proud to announce that on February 13, 2019, Tradebe Environmental Services, LLC completed the purchase of Aaron Oil Company, Inc. of Mobile, Alabama. The name of our new company is now Aaron Oil Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tradebe Environmental Services, LLC.

Aaron Oil has provided high-quality environmental services to Alabama and the Gulf Coast region since 1981. The company, which employs approximately 100 people, operates an oil collection and recycling facility in Saraland, Alabama, with additional marine service operations in Mobile, Alabama, and Berwick, Louisiana.

“Daniel Alan Cowart, my late husband, began driving a used oil collection truck throughout the city of Mobile and the Gulf Coast area as a high school job. In 1981, he founded Aaron Oil Company. He encouraged me, before his passing, to look for the next right fit for Aaron Oil. The board of directors determined that Tradebe was that next right fit. I believe Aaron Oil and Tradebe to be complementary to each other in shared values, employee longevity and proven performance. I am confident that Dan would be pleased by this acquisition, and I’m excited for Aaron Oil’s next chapter as part of the Tradebe family,” said Aaron Oil Company, Inc.’s Chairwoman of the Board Lauren Cortelyou Cowart.

Founded in 1978 with United States headquarters in Merrillville, Indiana, Tradebe is one of the largest family-owned companies in the environmental sector. Tradebe serves various markets including industrial, manufacturing, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas and more. Aaron Oil’s ongoing strategy and commitment to reclamation and recycling is aligned with Tradebe’s core value of sustainable waste management, recovery and recycling. With this acquisition complete, the Tradebe family of companies now employs more than 2,500 people and operates 82 facilities worldwide, 25 of those facilities here in the United States.

“Aaron Oil was founded as a family-owned company and that culture was evident as our team explored the opportunity to acquire the company. It became clear that their team is a special group – hard working, talented, and dedicated to their work and providing excellent customer service,” said Jeff Beswick, CEO Tradebe USA. “Tradebe is very proud to incorporate the Aaron Oil family into our organization. This acquisition will leverage the combined expertise and service offerings of Tradebe and Aaron Oil to provide significant opportunities to serve our business in the Southeastern United States and especially along the Gulf Coast”.

This acquisition is not intended to result in any change in service to our clients. Clients and Aaron Oil’s customer service will continue to work together just as they have done in the past. We appreciate the trust you have built with us and our goal is to strengthen and enhance our services to you as we move forward.

Press Releases

USA, Aaron Oil Co. and IUORI to Collaborate in Unique Educational Partnership

MOBILE, AL., November 18, 2014 – The University of South Alabama announced today an educational partnership that will focus on adding oil reclamation studies to some University classes. The collaboration includes Aaron Oil Co., Inc. of Saraland and the International Used Oil Research Institute of Mobile and Washington, D.C. Included in the announcement, held in the USA Mitchell Center, was the unveiling of Aaron Oil’s latest additional to its fleet of oil reclamation trucks. The $500,000 vehicle will be made available first to classes in the University’s department of chemistry to augment graduate and undergraduate laboratory work with practical industry experience. The state-of-the-art vehicle, designed by Aaron Oil, includes an on-board mobile laboratory to analyze used oil feedstock for the presence of hazardous chemicals, then transmits the results to the recycling facility.

For the full press release see the link below.
USA AOC IUORI Collaboration Press Release

Super and Filter Truck with Dan


Aaron Oil is Proudly Partnering with Jubilee BEST to Further STEM Education

MOBILE, AL., September 12, 2014 – Aaron Oil Company is proud to be participating in the activities leading up to the 2014 Annual BEST Robotics competition for Mobile, Baldwin and surrounding counties as well as the Mississippi Gulf Coast. On Monday, September 15, 2014, AOC will be joining Airbus and FedEx at Davidson High School for the Industry Night event to share how their companies transport various products and the cutting-edge technology involved. BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) is a free program within the public school system designed to simulate real-world career tasks such as research, construction and marketing while also learning about science, technology, engineering and math. The program is of no cost and is available to any student who wishes to participate.

For the full press release see the link below and to learn more about Jubilee BEST please visit their website at

Jubilee BEST Industry Night and Kick Off Press Release