How Midwest’s Approach to Silica Dust Control Sets the Industry Standard

In Dust Control, EK35®, Regulations by Lynn Cielec

For over 40 years, Midwest’s commitment to innovation and sustainability has helped it provide companies with affordable, durable, and environmentally friendly dust control solutions.

As the American industrial sector continues to adapt to the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration’s new restrictions on silica dust emissionsMidwest Industrial Supply, Inc. is prepared to help companies of every size reach compliance. With over 40 years of experience in multiple industries, we’ve engineered a wide range of reliable and cost-effective dust control solutions that benefit major construction firms and small independent contractors alike.

At Midwest, we believe that effective dust control is a process, not a product. We work closely with our customers to develop efficient and affordable dust control strategies that meet a customer’s specific needs. Moreover, our patented chemical solutions can help any company meet environmental standards without undermining productivity or profitability.

Finding the Right Makeup

Many dust control suppliers rely on inexpensive materials like chlorides and petrochemicals to create their products. While these products can be effective in some circumstances, most of them struggle to withstand extreme temperatures and heavy rain, and they quickly wash off in foul weather. Since most of these products are designed for temporary usage, they can also quickly erode under heavy pressure or frequent usage. Finally, these products can contaminate the surrounding environment if applied without proper care, threatening the health of nearby ecosystems and communities.

Midwest’s suite of patented dust control products such as EK35® and EnviroKleen® greatly reduce these risks. Made of synthetic fluids or polymer emulsions, our products settle onto the road’s surface and form a protective sealant on it, trapping harmful particles and binding with road fines to prevent future emissions. Designed for durability, they strengthen the surface aggregate while resisting harsh weather and heavy traffic for months at a time. Non-toxic and non-corrosive, they quickly biodegrade without damaging the environment. Rigorously tested by seasoned chemists and independently certified by the EPA, Boeing, and several Canadian environmental protection agencies, our dust control products ensure high performance and reduce maintenance costs while protecting natural surroundings.

A Partner, Not a Seller

Most vendors offer their customers a single general treatment plan without accounting for the dozens of variables that influence the success of a dust control program. That lack of attention to detail leaves customers with an inefficient dust control strategy that fails to meet their needs.

Unlike our competitors, we at Midwest think of ourselves as our customer’s partners. We visit every client’s worksite and carefully assess the conditions before recommending a product and application strategy, and we continue to monitor it during the initial application so that we can make any necessary adjustments. Committed to accountability, we clearly outline our goals and expectations and remain available through every step of the process. Whether you need to train your employees or find the ideal equipment, our managed service professionals can help you solve any challenges as they come up.

Regardless of how simple or complex your needs may be, we at Midwest are as invested in your dust control success as you are, and will work with you to develop a cost-effective plan. Our commitment to close collaboration has helped us lead the industry for over four decades, and we look forward to applying our experience and expertise to any challenges created by the new standards for silica dust emissions.


Lynn Cielec is the Industrial Business Unit Manager at Midwest Industrial Supply. She is an experienced executive sales director with a proven track record of results and sales growth. Effectively utilizes consultative selling methodologies within a CRM system while incorporating other value based selling tools. Expertise in building and leading high performing sales teams, strategic planning, P & L management, new business development, compensation development, market/trend analysis, new product launches and multi-sales channel distribution.