Minneapolis, November 5 – Environmental and technical services provider, BLOC Environmental, has joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) as a vendor member.
“We are pleased to welcome BLOC Environmental as our newest member. BLOC Environmental serves the ethanol industry by providing transparent and cost-effective technical services and third-party audits,” said Tim Rudnicki, executive director of MN Biofuels.
Founded in 2013, BLOC Environmental offers an extensive portfolio of environmental, health, security, and safety consulting services. The company has offices located in San Antonio, Houston, Philadelphia, Omaha and Longview.
“Bloc joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association so that we could continue to learn from and network with other professionals in the ethanol industry. We’ve already begun to strengthen the relationships with some of the good folks we’ve met through MN Biofuels,” said Bridgett Morales, executive vice president at BLOC Environmental.
According to Morales, BLOC calls their approach “blue collar consulting” as they focus not only on technical services, but also on third party audits, project management, training and other Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) and Process Safety Management (PSM) programs.
“We quickly identified that ethanol as an industry seemed to be under-serviced compared to larger industrial facilities and we committed to create solutions that would provide not only cost savings to our ethanol clients, but also establish strong partnerships with them,” Morales said.
The company’s other services to the ethanol industry include New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) Kb Tank Seal Inspections, Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) Camera Surveys, auditing and training along with inventory tagging and Leak Detection And Repair (LDAR services).
Morales said BLOC Environmental’s client services managers are committed to safety and compliance and have established solid working relationships with their clients in the ethanol industry.
Learn more about BLOC Environmental here.
Picture Caption: (from left to right) Bridgett Morales (Executive Vice President and Co-Founder) and Colin Sheffield (President and Co-Founder) at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Indianapolis in June of 2019.