Customer Spotlight: The EPA


Going green, everyone’s doing it these days. But one organization who turns to Maintenance Connection for their facility management needs has been at it for over 40 years. We speak of course, of the Environmental Protection Agency. The US government started the agency in December of ’70 in order to bring the functions of federal research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection under one umbrella. Before that, all of these operations were scattered across a variety of federal branches.

Today, the EPA leverages our services to maintain strong operational capabilities at the facilities in which the dedicated staff responsible for environmental efficiency work out of. One of the agency’s biggest projects right now is cleaning up the oil spill down in the Gulf of Mexico. Even before the tragic spill occurred, the gulf “endured decades of decline that threatened the environmental and economic health of [the] region” according to the EPA.
An official task force is working hard to get things cleaned up down there in response to a report that was presented to President Obama. “The Task Force’s draft strategy identifies fundamental obstacles that have plagued restoration and protection efforts in Louisiana and other states for decades. The report attempts to begin reversing 80 years of mismanagement,” said Garret Graves, Task Force vice-chair and chair of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana.

“It identifies critical issues such as changes in river management, the use of dredged sediment, navigation channel bank stabilization, and the need to expedite the snail’s pace process of implementing water resources projects,” Graves continued. “History has proven that being reactive on disaster mitigation costs exponentially more. This report is an important first step in moving toward a proactive strategy as recognized through the implementation of the state’s coastal master plan. There is much work still left to be done and we look forward to continuing to work with Task Force agencies and our fellow Gulf States to finally stabilize our coast and protect the Gulf communities.”

Some of the biggest organizations in the world rely on our facility management software every day in order to keep their operations running efficiently. If the EPA trusts us to back them up on their mammoth endeavors, shouldn’t you? Get in touch with us today to find out how our CMMS package can help your business manage its facilities.

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