This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.
Environmentalism is particularly rooted in the philosophies and writings of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Thomas Jefferson. As an ever-increasing "hot topic" issue, the movement has resulted in regulations to protect endangered species, wilderness and rivers, and regulates against pesticides, noise, ocean dumping and toxic substances.
IHI Environmental is a Salt Lake based company that helps the Intermountain West comply with and understand these and other environmental regulations. For more than 20 years, IHI Environmental has investigated the safety of both natural and indoor environments and has employed solutions for a myriad of environmental issues.
Wanting to make their skills and knowledge available to businesses on a private basis, friends Jeff Lee, Bobby Craft, Don Marano and Bill Wagner left their jobs at the United States Public Health Service to create IHI Environmental. They say IHI gives them the opportunity to use their training to help organizations improve the environment by abiding by environmental regulations.
IHI's broad range of services cover industrial hygiene, asbestos and lead, air quality, environmental assessment and restoration, public health, workplace safety and training.
Don Marano, president of IHI Environmental, tells me the company's projects have included everything from overseeing air quality of the Murray smelter's demolition and restoring migratory bird habitat along the Jordan River, to assessing I-15 reconstruction hazards and consulting with the state of Utah in renovating the capital building.
Recently securing a five-year, $10 million contract from the Federal Occupational Health Program in the Department of Health and Human Services, Don tells me IHI Environmental is on its way to becoming the Intermountain West's premier environmental service provider.
For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.