Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Stericycle is a publicly traded company (SRCL) which employs over 5000 people in the United States and over 8000 worldwide. Stericycle is the leading provider of compliant healthcare waste services to over 400,000 customers, including local health departments and public facilities. Within the state of Florida, Stericycle employs approximately 458 employees with 5 treatment facilities and 4 transportation facilities. Currently Stericycle operates 6 incineration treatment locations operating 8 incinerator units throughout the US, with one facility in Apopka, FL.
OK, so we're on the same page here. Anyway, it's an odd point of entry into the abortion debate for Romney, especially considering that he was pro-choice as Massachusetts governor before he was an extreme pro-life presidential candidate. Not surprisingly, the pro-life folks on the Internet aren't very pleased with Stericycle, and haven't been for awhile. We really don't want to repeat any of this "abortuary" nonsense from one of the protesting websites, so we'll let you click at your own peril. Whether Stericycle was conducting that sort of incineration at the time of Bain's acquisition cannot be immediately confirmed, but if you wanted a gruesome – or hilarious – way to kick off your weekend with a local bit of trivia you probably don't want to spew at the dinner table tonight, there you have it. We're going to wash our hands now.
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