Kingwood, TX, 8 August 2012 -- Envirogen Technologies, Inc. (Envirogen) announced today that it has joined forces with New Jersey-based environmental services firm Bigler Associates, Inc. – substantially expanding Envirogen's presence in its Eastern Region and adding Bigler Associates 20+ years of environmental design, construction and operating experience to Envirogen's national network. Bigler Associates clients include A&E firms, private system owners, potentially responsible party groups (PRPs) for Superfund sites, industrial facilities, municipalities and state agencies. The company provides comprehensive O&M services to over 60 clients - mostly in the New York to Philadelphia area - and has extensive experience at 18 Superfund Sites in USEPA Regions II and III. Founder and principal Dan Bigler has been appointed as Vice President, Eastern Region for Envirogen – a territory that stretches from South Carolina to Maine.
According to Mike Stark, President & CEO of Envirogen Technologies, the similarity of the two companies' business models made joining forces with Bigler Associates attractive. “Envirogen and Bigler Associates have similar approaches to working with customers. Both companies believe in developing long-term relationships with customers, focus on delivering value through service and make lifecycle cost and performance a central feature of their offerings to the market,” he said. “We are very excited about the addition of the people of Bigler Associates to our team. It represents a significant leap forward in our ability to offer our technologies and services to industrial and municipal customers in our Eastern Region and our entire organization will benefit from the unparalleled experience of Bigler Associates in delivering reliable performance in challenging environmental treatment programs,” he added.
Two Decades of Exceeding Expectations
Formed in 1991, Bigler Associates is an environmental consulting, contracting and service company with offices located in Ridgefield Park, Lebanon and Lakewood, New Jersey. Bigler Associates services include process development and optimization, automation, mechanical contracting, and operation and maintenance (O&M). Project types include treatment systems for contaminated air, groundwater, storm water, sanitary wastewater, industrial wastewater and potable water. The company's service area includes all of New Jersey, lower New York state, southern New England, eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and northern Maryland.
According to Dan Bigler, co-founder of Bigler Associates and newly appointed Vice President, Eastern Region for Envirogen, becoming part of Envirogen sets the stage for a more dynamic approach to meeting customer needs. “Our company is based on solid plant management and operation and maintenance experience with all types of physical, chemical and biological treatment systems. By integrating Envirogen and Bigler Associates, we are providing our customers with the practical, applied experience of plant management and O&M, plus the technology-specific engineering skill sets that both customers and consulting firms look for today. Combined, it allows us to present a different set of answers to the marketplace,” he said. “We're excited to become a part of a company that has this forward-thinking approach and to having the opportunity to expand our reach into the market with a cutting-edge technology platform. We're very committed to our customers and feel like this new organization will be able to help us continue to provide top-flight service and to develop new solutions for the challenges they face,” he added.
Mike Stark also spoke about Envirogen's approach to the market. “Right now, we're enthusiastic about the response we've been getting from various markets to our technology and process development team. Whether it's the treatment of selenium in coal mining waters or the removal of perchlorate via biological treatment for drinking water supplies, Envirogen is developing new, state-of-the-art solutions based on our technology. But we feel like we are doing our best job when we look to the long term viability and costs of these solutions – and that comes down to having an excellent relationship with the companies and people with whom we work. Today, we're committed to continuing an excellent relationship with Bigler Associates' clients and our own, and to developing new and better answers for them in the future,” he added.
About Envirogen Technologies, Inc.
Headquartered in the Houston suburb of Kingwood, Texas, Envirogen Technologies, Inc. is an environmental technology and process solutions provider that combines experience in water and vapor phase treatment with process development expertise - delivering long-term, guaranteed solutions in a broad range of treatment and process-related applications. A primary focus for Envirogen is the concept of 'lifecycle performance,' in which the company provides guaranteed, pay-for-performance, long-term contracts at predictable costs that offer customers the lowest total cost over the lifetime of an equipment installation. Primary applications for Envirogen's systems include treatment of groundwater for the delivery of high-quality potable water, groundwater remediation, wastewater treatment, water re-use, nutrient removal, and odor and VOC control for municipal and industrial markets. In industrial markets such as mining, hydrocarbon processing and chemical processing, Envirogen also specializes in process water treatment, byproduct recovery and chemical purification. The company conducts business throughout the United States, with regional offices in Southern California, Illinois, New Jersey and Tennessee. For more information on the company, visit www.envirogen.com.8/8/2012