Bob Vitale started Midwest with a sustainable mindset before it was even a discipline. Soil Sement was developed in response to the EPA introduction of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and the required control of particulate matter (PM). Soil Sement was and still is an environmentally sound, value priced option for controlling dust that had greater longevity than water. It was formulated using off-spec or byproducts from other industries. This one product incorporates the three focuses of sustainability: social - made life better for workers; environmental – reduced air pollution and conserved water; and economic – value priced for customers and allowed Midwest to make a profit. This is the definition of sustainability.
For many years Midwest has focused on the stewardship aspect of our products and business actions. We have developed products that do no harm to the environment. We had worked diligently to have our chemical dust suppressants and stabilization agents tested for potential human health and environmental impact. We are compliant with EPA and OSHA standards in our operations. We have a library of third-party testing and certifications for our products including:
Midwest has worked with many of these agencies to develop accurate and relevant testing for these product chemistries and applications. We are proud of our role in educating the dust suppression community on the pros and cons of each type of product and continue to push for greater understanding.