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EnviroTech Services, Inc. is happy to announce its participation last week at the 2012 Colorado Counties, Inc. Winter Conference in Colorado Springs, CO.
This event took place Monday, November 26th-Wednesday, November 28th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO. Counties throughout the state of Colorado were present at this conference to receive education and information on issues that directly impact county operations. ESI was proud to sponsor a booth at this event to help educate county employees on the benefits of road deicing as well as dust control and dirt road stabilization and maintenance.
If you missed EnviroTech Services at the CCI Conference, you can visit the ESI booth at the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show February 27th through March 1st, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Denver, CO.
In the past, EnviroTech has enjoyed a relationship with Advanced Tire Ballast by being its logistics partner to serve Advanced Tire Ballast’s customers. Envirotech is now pleased to continue serving this very important customer base.
Dave Wayland, the previous owner of Advanced Tire Ballast will join the EnviroTech team and continue to provide guidance and leadership to this venture. To place future orders please continue to call Dave at 360/802-9156 or the Envirotech Order Fulfillment Team at 800-577-5346.
With the resources of EnviroTech behind him, customer service will be a top priority. EnviroTech has a strong presence nationwide including facilities in Prineville-OR, Evans-CO, Randolph- MN, Post Falls-ID, and Sunnyside-WA, combined with a large dedicated truck and rail fleet.
About Advanced Tire Ballast
Advanced Tire Ballast, located in Enumclaw, WA, has been manufacturing Bio-Tire Ballast for the last 5 years. Bio Tire Ballast replaces calcium chloride, antifreeze, wheel and suitcase weights, sugar beet pulp, and windshield fluids as ballast in all tube and tubeless wheel applications.
Bio Tire Ballast is used for mid-compact and large farm tractors, skid steers, logging equipment, front-end loaders, construction vehicles, snow plows, and anywhere ballast is required to get the job done.
EnviroTech Services, Inc. Announces New Joint Venture in International Mining – EarthTech Dust Suppressants LLC
EnviroTech Services, Inc. is pleased to announce its latest joint venture, EarthTech Dust Suppressants LLC, with Canadian microbial technology company, Earth Alive Clean Technologies. EarthTech will combine ESI’s industry leading and environmentally focused dust control products with the unique microbial technology of Earth Alive. Together, ESI and Earth Alive will be opening an untapped and previously unmet need within the international dust control market. Many international mines, including an industry leader which is already doing business with the newly formed EarthTech, are facing unprecedented regulations in how their operations impact the environment. Notwithstanding regulations, mining companies are also taking a much more proactive approach to employee safety and health concerns and are starting to become environmental stewards .This, specifically, is true for the methods in which mines are required to manage dust disturbance and treat already affected soils.
By taking ESI’s proprietary formulas and combining Earth Alive’s developed microbial technologies, a truly new suite of products is now available to mines and industrial sites, across the world. In addition to taking advantage of both ESI’s and Earth Alive’s technology, EarthTech will specialize in program based selling that accounts for the myriad nuances and variables encountered at each site. For too long, companies have attempted to apply a ‘one size fits all’ model to the mining and industrial dust control market. This is infeasible, given the widely varying factors such as, climate, average temperature, aggregate composition, elevation, and relative humidity. EarthTech will have dedicated personnel traveling to the various sites around the world to assess, consult, and guide the program best suited for each site.
In addition to technology and customization, ESI’s long experience in supply chain and logistics will be a key component of how EarthTech services this large and emerging market. Because supply chain is so critical to successful delivery and cost management, EarthTech is well positioned to become an industry leader and trusted partner with these large and diverse customers. Currently, EarthTech is focusing on opportunities in South America, North America, Europe, and the Pac Rim.
By partnering with Earth Alive Clean Technologies, ESI has joined with an industry leader in microbial technologies, which is a critical component of meeting the requirements of emerging international standards and regulations. Microbial technology is the application of microbe based compounds used to clean soils by naturally consuming harmful elements. Earth Alive’s formulations range from cleaning, water and soil decontamination, insect and disease control, and more.
Both companies are excited about the partnership and anticipate EarthTech becoming an industry leader in its own right.
For more information on EarthTech will be available online shortly. In meantime, please contact EnviroTech Services, Inc. for more information.
EnviroTech Services, Inc. is excited to announce the opening of a new facility in Randolph, MN. This facility will compliment the Mt. Iron facility in Northern Minnesota and will serve as a blending and storage facility to supply road treatment products throughout the state.
The Randolph plant will be the new headquarters for Administration and Trucking Operations that were previously located in Savage, in Scott County. EnviroTech chose the Randolph site because of its proximity to EnviroTech Services’ customers in the southern half of Minnesota, as well as Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Iowa. The Randolph plant is situated on a 10 acre site that includes 3,000 square feet of office space and a 4,400 square foot truck shop, with room for continued expansion. The Randolph facility employs 10 people.
The new Randolph site supplies storage for the full suite of ESI products for both dust control and deicing operations. This location can store 20,000 tons of liquid, ensuring adequate product availability. The new Randolph site also has capability to load up to 40 trucks per day and features a private rail siding, with the ability to offload 11 rail cars at a time. EnviroTech partnered with Progressive Rail to run product in and out of that site to help service the dust control market when the site was first established, and continues to work closely with Progressive to provide high quality service to customers.
The facility began its first phase of operations in 2009 and was fully operational as of November 5, 2012.
For more information about EnviroTech Services’ and the Midwest operation, please visit our website at http://www.envirotechservices.com or call 800-881-5848 and ask for Rob McPherson.
EnviroTech Services, Inc. is proud to announce its product durablend™ has been included in the World Ag Expo’s Top-10 New Product competition for 2012. Over 1,800 products are submitted for entry and it’s an honor to be a finalist. Winners will be showcased February 14 – 16 during the 45th World Ag Expo in Tulare, California.
This remains the world’s largest annual agriculture exposition occupying 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space and attracts over 50,000 attendees from all over the world. Read the rest of this entry
A recent SIMA Magazine article turned heads at ESI in regards to our current expansion with social media. The key obstacle we face is answering the question, “Is social media even necessary in the road solutions industry?” In ESI’s opinion the answer is yes. Read the rest of this entry
“Many ready-mix suppliers blame magnesium chloride for concrete failures such as surface spalling and scaling. It is my contention that if concrete is made, handled, and finished properly, mag does not have any detrimental effects on concrete, regardless of age.”
ESI is fortunate enough to have an insider with knowledge in both the cement and mag industry. Let me introduce you to Tim Pike who worked in the ready-mix industry for 10 years before joining us. He gives presentations on practices to contractors, has testified in court on proper concrete proportions, and is involved on countless troubleshooting calls to determine various causes of concrete failures. The following is based on Tim’s most recent presentation. Read the rest of this entry
Next time you visit your local hardware store take a look at how many different ice-melt bags can be found. Some list themselves as “green,” effective in a wide range of temperatures, or even certified, but are these products really what they claim to be? The most reliable way to verify these claims is to look for a certification label. Read the rest of this entry
“Would you ever begin using a new product without first testing it or asking the sales rep what to expect of its performance? Will your business continue to buy and sell the exact same products forever?”
Hopefully your answer to both of these questions was no. When investing in a product, you want to make sure not only are you getting what you paid for, but that it delivers a greater value than what competitors are offering. In years to come the market may serve the same constituents, but with products and solutions that are continually improved and more effective. Read the rest of this entry
We are excited to announce the launch of our new blog! We appreciate that everyone’s time is valuable, so we will be striving to post information that is timely, pertinent, and interesting. Our posts will discuss ESI Projects, Company News, Industry Developments, Usage Tips, Product Updates and New Technologies.
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