We are proud to once again be listed among the country’s top privately-owned environmental services companies on the Inc. 5000 released recently. Being in environmental services not only means we focus on doing things that are best for the planet, but we also help sustain life and health. Being in environmental services means contributing to the health and welfare of the communities in which our customers operate.
Below is a press release regarding this honor.
Midwest Moves Up Inc. 5000’s List of Top 100 Privately-Owned
Environmental Services Companies
And What is an Environmental Service Anyway?
Canton, Ohio – October 12, 2009 – Call the products and programs environmental services or call them by what they accomplish – dust suppression, erosion control, ice control – and the fact remains the same:
“Those of us in environmental services focus on doing things that are best for the planet, which in turn helps sustain life and health. It is an area that delivers the unique reward of knowing that the work you do for customers is also contributing to the health and welfare of our whole community,” said Midwest founder Bob Vitale.
Doing so has been the philosophy of Midwest, one of the largest dust control companies in the market, since it was founded 34 years ago when the word green conjured up images of grass and Crayola colors and Kermit the frog, not the environment. It is this commitment, Vitale believes, that helped Midwest land on the Inc. 5000’s list of the Top 100 in Environmental Services, moving up 18 places to 78th from the prior listing in 2007.
Always seeking new ways to serve the needs of its clients and the environment Midwest is currently working:
-With the ERDC U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to test the performance and safety of two new products
-With the Environmental Protection Agency and their public efforts about its ETV Certification so buyers can be more discerning about choosing products
-On a new conceptual method to evaluate and compare the environmental soundness and safety of products used on roads as dust palliatives
-Implementing Fines Preservation Programs™ with no eco-toxicological impact across Alaska and Canada, going beyond dust control to bind unpaved surfaces into uniformly strong and durable structures that will not lose gravel, resulting in a life cycle cost reduction of at least a 50%
-As part of a consortium of university research departments, the Federal Highway Administration, USDA Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and a handful of other manufacturers to identify current best practices for road dust control and stabilization and their evolution to future improvements
-Participating in community air quality conferences which are particularly valuable forums for community managers to share their road dust issues with industry experts who will in turn share best practices.
“It is not easy to grow and develop as individuals and as a business,” Vitale said “We know that success depends on the choices we make in each of those areas every day. We are proud of Inc.’s recognition because it is a statement that we have chosen well,” Vitale said.
Midwest lives in, manufactures for, and delivers Earth-conscious solutions to clients in the quarry, mining, construction, iron/steel and other industries whose success depends on overcoming dust, erosion, ice, soil stabilization and other operating issues.