Not Just a Buzzword: Midwest’s 40 Years of Commitment to Sustainability

In Dust Control, EnviroKleen®, Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc. by Bob Vitale

At Midwest, caring for the environment is more than just the latest trend — it’s a fundamental part of who we are.

Ever since the debut of our first product in 1975, Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc. has been dedicated to the cause of environmental stewardship. All of our patented, award-winning solutions have been designed with the environment in mind, so as to eliminate any potentially harmful effects of industrial activity. Drawing from the latest advances in chemistry and engineering, our product design incorporates sustainability from the very start. Midwest has come a long way since 1975, but environmental safety has never stopped being one of our top priorities.

Customized Care

Sustainability is a global issue, but addressing it begins on the local level. To that end, Midwest takes pride in customizing our award-winning solutions to every client’s exact specifications.

Midwest will develop a tailor-made program to ensure that your project complies fully with the complicated interplay of local, state, and national regulations. Our experts can quickly identify any areas of non-compliance and proactively plan for imminent regulatory changes. Through careful analysis of the project site, we reduce downstream risks and the expensive fines that accompany them.

Certified and Verified: Going the Extra Mile to Guarantee Product Safety

In this age of heightened eco-consciousness, many industrial supply companies engage in “greenwashing.” They promote products as eco-friendly to capitalize on popular interest in sustainability, but often can’t back any of their claims up with independent research. Environmental claims can be tough to prove; conducting formal studies is expensive, and results are often slow to materialize — or don’t appear all.

Here at Midwest, we take the ecological footprint of our products seriously. It’s more than just good PR: we’re deeply committed to reducing our impact on the environment. Our products are certified by outside environmental groups, and guaranteed to be safe for surrounding ecosystems.

For example, our EnviroKleen® dust control method has been certified by many different regulatory bodies across North America. In one such test, the U.S. Geological Survey applied EnviroKleen to roadways in a wildlife refuge and found that it had no impact on fish and amphibian populations compared to untreated roadways.

Moreover, the EPA has conducted an Environmental Technology Verification test on EnviroKleen, and it confirmed that the product is not only safe for people and the environment, but also effectively suppresses PM10 and PM2.5 levels. Even more noteworthy: no other synthetic fluid on the market has achieved this designation. The product has also received the internationally-heralded Bureau de normalisation du Quebec (BNQ)’s Certificate of Conformity to strict environmental standards.

Add it all up, and it becomes clear that when you use a Midwest product at your industrial site, you can trust that surrounding plant and animal life will not be affected. Sustainability is principle that runs through everything we do here, from product creation to site-specific implementation. It’s not enough to provide industry-leading, cost-effective service — going the extra mile for our clients means giving them the absolute best in verified environmental solutions.

Bob is founder and CEO of Midwest Industrial Supply.