Canton, Ohio – September 13, 2011 – For the fourth time in five years, Midwest has earned a position on the Inc. 5000 annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America, the only dust-control and soil stabilization company with a presence among the Top Privately Owned Environmental Services firms on the list.
Respected for more than 35 years as a pioneer in environmentally sound dust and erosion mitigation, Midwest proved its mettle again in July when it was named one of only three vendors whose products meet the new and rigorous dust-mitigation standards set forth by the BNSF Railroad for coal leaving the Powder River Basin. Only products that have proven to reduce in-transit coal dust “by at least 85% as compared to loss in transit of coal dust from coal cars where no remedial measures have been taken,” according to a BNSF statement, are approved for use in this region.
“Our interest in developing environmentally safe products,” said Midwest founder and CEO Bob Vitale he said, “was born with our company, stemming from our own social conscience, not from regulatory mandates. That’s why we were so well positioned to deliver on BNSF’s requirements,” he said.
Soil-Sement® is formulated with million-molecule nanotechnology to penetrate and seal coal to prevent dust from escaping in transit.
Midwest helps shippers apply Soil-Sement easily and safely with its containerized, operator-friendly Coal CarTopping System™, which installs permanently and can be used year-round. The application bar adjusts to match the profile of coal in a railcar; product is protected against freezing with a heated container, and in adverse weather conditions, operators remain warm in a heated, raised booth from which there is a clear view of the coal cars being sealed.
In addition to BNSF testing for dust mitigation, safety, corrosion and performance, Soil-Sement has been tested and verified by Simpson Weather Associates Laboratory (for weatherability) and Southern Company (for burnability). It was also tested and certified by the California Air Resources Board, the US EPA, and the Canada Environmental Technology Verification programs.
Midwest is the world leader in environmentally sound dust control, erosion control, and soil stabilization technology. We bring our customers more solutions, documentation and support than any other manufacturer. On a daily basis, we challenge ourselves to become even more accessible problem solvers so we can set a new industry standard for proactive and responsive service. Pushing the envelope is part of our corporate DNA, and we strive, always, to develop cutting-edge processes, products and services; stay on top of the learning curve, and educate our customers for our mutual success.