Midwest is the Only Dust-Control and Soil Stabilization Company to Make Inc's List of the Top Privately-Owned Environmental Services Companies, Part of the Inc 5000

Company Working Daily in Laboratory and in Field with Customers to Develop More Stringent Testing Protocols and Add to Line of Products that Are Proven Environmentally Safe

Aug 31, 2010, 18:46 ET from Midwest

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third time in the last four years, Midwest has earned a position on the Inc 5000 annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

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The nation's leading pioneer in the field of dust control and unpaved roads stabilization, Midwest is the only dust-control and stabilization company to make the list of the top environmental service companies. The company has been a committed environmental steward for 35 years, during which it has earned more independent certifications for environmental safety and product performance than any other dust control company, in some instances testing to more rigorous standards than required.

Company founder and CEO Bob Vitale, speaking about the company's direction, said, "We are updating testing protocols for chemical soil stabilizers and dust suppressants. We want to make sure that when such products are used on the ground, they are not hazardous to people, wildlife, vegetation and water supplies.

"We feel it is important," he said, "that claims of environmental safety made by any company can be clearly backed up so that Earth-conscious companies and even those solely interested in compliance know that they are getting what they pay for." This is true, he said, whether the product is for dust control, soil stabilization, anti-icing and deicing, or erosion control, Midwest's key areas of concentration across a wide swath of industries.

Green road construction; new environmentally-sound products based on 10 years of R&D

Midwest is in the process of introducing new alternative road building and maintenance products that eliminate the need for asphalt and other traditional products and create a surface that is equally strong at a fraction of the price. Our new Road-Bldr® Program uses in-place soils – eliminating the need to import aggregates and other materials – to increase the structural integrity and loading capacity of low-volume country and village roads.

A soon-to-be launched product will do the same in the creation and maintenance of natural, aesthetically pleasing, ADA-compliant bike trails, golf cart and walking paths, parking areas and driveways.

Pioneering efforts In-Transit Coal Car Dust Control

Midwest has developed the products and processes to ensure that coal dust is not an issue – environmentally or legally – during the transport of coal by rail from mine to utility and is working with the industry to successfully deploy this capability.

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.

SOURCE Midwest