Extreme Winter Weather Presents Challenges and Opportunities for Allied Environmental Services

Heavy snow and extreme cold adversely affect environmental projects, while providing some unforeseen opportunities.

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We’ve spent a good part of the winter de-icing process and transfer equipment, and unplugging roof vents of floating roof storage tanks.

Lima, Ohio (PRWEB) February 23, 2014

Through January and into February 2014, the Midwest has endured significant snowfall and extreme cold. As any Midwesterner can attest, these extreme conditions have adversely affected travel, school schedules and business. One industry feeling the impact of harsh winter conditions is the environmental contracting and consulting industry.

According to Chad Reynolds, Business Development Director of Allied Environmental Services, Inc. (Allied) in Lima, Ohio, the extreme weather conditions have presented some unique challenges. “There are the obvious problems of projects being cancelled or postponed due to poor conditions,” stated Reynolds, “but with subzero temperatures and wind chills of -30 degrees Fahrenheit, safety of the work crews and equipment failure really becomes a concern,” he added.

But Reynolds was quick to note that the savage weather also presents some unique service opportunities. “Much of our client base is petrochemical based, involving pipeline facilities and storage tank farms. We have been responding to numerous situations of transfer lines and valves freezing. We’ve spent a good part of the winter de-icing process and transfer equipment, and unplugging roof vents of floating roof storage tanks,” Reynolds added. Reynolds stated that Allied has also responded to several spills of fuel along roadways caused by slippery conditions.

About Allied Environmental Services, Inc.

Allied Environmental Services, Inc. (Allied) is an environmental consulting and contracting firm headquartered in Lima, Ohio. For over 27 years, Allied has provided professional environmental management and industrial service solutions to private industry, property owners, lenders, municipalities, schools, and hospitals. Allied specializes in industrial cleaning (vac-truck and hydroblasting services), hazardous materials management, emergency spill response, asbestos abatement, underground storage tank closure, environmental consulting, and industrial hygiene services.

For more information, please visit Allied’s website at http://www.allied-environmental.com.


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