Vertex Energy, Inc., is a publicly traded company that trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market (“NASDAQ”) under the symbol VTNR. We became a public company through our merger with World Waste Technologies, Inc., in April of 2009 and was trading on the OTC Bulletin Board. However, the stock moved to the NASDAQ in February 2013.
Vertex Energy, Inc. is a specialty refiner of alternative feedstocks and marketer of high-purity petroleum products. With its headquarters in Houston, Texas, Vertex is one of the largest processors of used motor oil in the U.S. and has processing capacity of over 115 million gallons annually with operations located in Houston and Port Arthur (TX), Marrero (LA), and Columbus (OH). Vertex also has a facility, Myrtle Grove, located on a 41 acre industrial complex along the Gulf Coast in Belle Chasse, LA, with existing hydroprocessing and plant infrastructure assets that includes nine million gallons of storage. Vertex has implemented a cost-effective strategy for building its feedstock supply by establishing a successful self-collection and aggregation system. The Company has built a reputation as a key supplier of Group II+ and Group III base oils to the lubricant manufacturing industry in North America.