American Pollution Control Corp. (AMPOL), the world’s leading oil spill response and total environmental solutions provider, has moved to an expanded nine-acre location, announced CEO Kirk Headley.
The facility located at 401 West Admiral Doyle in New Iberia, La., houses 150,000 square feet of warehouse space, a training facility, an operations center, a state-of-the-art lab, a fully equipped maintenance shop and administrative offices. The facility also features a 10-bay truck dock allowing for more efficient loading of emergency response equipment.
The additional space allows the company to meet a growing demand for its services and products and expand into new markets, such as railroad, industrial and governmental projects. Now a HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) certified contractor, AMPOL hopes to win additional federal work, which will mean federal dollars for the Acadiana economy.
“Our expanded facility offers the space needed to increase our inventory and develop new oil spill and response products. Our mission as a total environmental solutions provider is to focus on restoration, going beyond response and cleanup,” Headley said. “Our recent move and HUBZone certification are good indicators for the area and industry that a small business is growing and moving forward.”
The HUBZone program, operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration, encourages economic development of small businesses in historically underutilized business zones. The HUBZone program anticipates 3 percent of all spending for federal contracts will be awarded to HUBZone contractors. To be eligible for certification, a company’s primary office must be located in an underutilized zone; 35 percent of employees must live in that zone; and a majority interest in the company must be owned by a U.S. citizen, community development corporation, Indian tribe or agricultural cooperative.
AMPOL employs nearly 200 employees and offers oil spill response, tank cleaning, confined space entry services, naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) treatment and storage, lead and asbestos abatement services, insulation services, hazardous material (HAZ-MAT) emergency cleanup, soil remediation and demolition services.
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