Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
Carol Van Zandt Jones was challenged by a customer to find a simple method to contain liquid spills in the oil and gas industry. Carol partnered with equipment supplier Mark Matson to design a drive-over foam berm containment membrane to capture and dispose of drips and spills on oil and gas sites.
The patented containment mat, known as VMatz™, not only met the customer’s needs, it became the first unique product supplied by VZ Environmental. Jones started the business out of her home with two employees and a goal to help oil and gas operators minimize their impact on the environment.
“Water supplies need to be protected during drilling and fracturing processes. VZ Environmental has created systems that will protect surface water resources from unavoidable drips and spills,” one judge commented. Another judge states, “Designing products and solutions so the industry can be better stewards of the environment. Hats off to Carol Van Zandt Jones for progressing an idea and some borrowed equipment to more than 100 employees in three years.”
Currently, VZ Environmental has over 100 employees, a fleet of 70-plus vehicles and service units that have assembled VMatz™ spill containment systems on hundreds of well sites in five states for numerous oil field operators and service companies.
Another industry innovation is VSoxz™, a custom-designed filter that traps silica dust particles on frac sites.
VZ Environmental is known as the leader in the drip and spill containment industry. Through the use of Vmatz™ and VSoxz™, VZ is accomplishing their goal to environmentally protect surface water and reduce the hazards of silica dust on oil field locations. Visit http://www.VZEnvironmental.com for more information.