Midwest Teams Up with ECS Refining to Minimize Dangerous Dust Levels by 85%, Improves Employee Health and Turnover Rate

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ECS Refining, a company that recycles, processes and disposes of post-consumer electronics, recently contracted Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc. to solve several critical dust control issues at their plants.

Midwest Teams Up with ECS Refining to Minimize Dangerous Dust Levels by 85%

The work site had become overwhelmed by excess dust produced by the recycling process and was causing concern for the employees who worked there. For ECS, the PEL (Personal Exposure Limits) levels and limiting lead exposure for employees were of particular concern. The dust itself was visible at the work site, and was creating a generally unpleasant and unhealthy environment for ECS workers. That’s when Midwest stepped in. Using their unparalleled Dust-Buster foam agents and the E Dust-Buster System, Midwest carefully developed and implemented a dust-control program that reduced the amount of dust at ECS by 85%, leaving virtually no dust visible in the air. As a result of this, lead PEL levels were reduced by over 50% — a result that substantially improved employee health, boosted employee morale, and lowered employee turnover rate.

Midwest’s Dust-Buster solution was selected for this project based on the specific site conditions and ECS’s objectives. A foam-based product was applied that captures dust at the recycling and shredding site and in the surrounding air. Once the dust is captured in the foam solution, it can more easily be removed and poses less of a danger to personnel in the area. The dust actually carries through the entire process. With less dust in the air, far less material has to be filtered through the plant’s baghouse, which lowers maintenance costs in general. ECS was able to more than make back the cost of the dust control treatment in the savings they realized downstream from less lead dust disposal costs, and as a result of a cleaner, safer working environment. All that, with no impact to the critical downstream sortation processes.

Midwest’s services and solutions were so successful in this case that ECS rated them 10/10 for equipment reliability as well as overall implementation. ECS reported far healthier and happier employees — an improvement that they also attributed to Midwest’s work at the plant. The product used at ECS was based on an existing Midwest product, which was tailored and re-designed to fit the scale and specifics of the ECS site — yet another testament to Midwest’s unwavering commitment to individualized solutions and stellar client service.

There’s no wonder why ECS turned to Midwest to help find a solution to their dust problems. Midwest’s unbeatable products, expert application methods, and attention to detail make them the leaders in their field. No matter what scale or size, Midwest has the tools and the expertise to help you solve your dust control problems.

If you want to learn more about Midwest’s products and services, be sure to swing by booth #1513 at the ISRI Tradeshow April 21-25, or visit our website.

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