Univar Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Univar USA Inc., has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Bodine Services of Decatur, Inc.; Bodine Environmental Services, Inc.; and affiliated entities, operating as Bodine Services of the Midwest, a regional provider of environmental and facilities maintenance services.
Founded in 1960, Bodine provides a comprehensive range of waste management and environmental consulting and contracting, plant maintenance, and other services throughout the Midwest. The company is headquartered in Decatur, Ill., and operates from five locations in Illinois, Iowa and Indiana.
“The acquisition of Bodine Services supports our vision of creating a leading national platform for Univar’s industrial and waste management services,” said Univar President and Chief Executive Officer Erik Fyrwald. “In addition to expanding our footprint with additional service centers in key geographic markets, Bodine has expertise that is critical to helping customers effectively manage compliance within their operations by preventing waste and environmental concerns.”
Bodine serves customers in both the public and private sectors with a full portfolio of services from project planning to 24/7 emergency services. The company operates a fleet of 200 licensed vehicles and has a trained staff of 200 employees, including trained and certified drivers and technicians, and registered professional engineers. Univar plans to integrate the Bodine business with its ChemCareSM waste management service.
“For more than 50 years, our family and dedicated employees have tirelessly worked to build a business and a brand that represents quality service in the market,” said Jack Bodine, Chief Executive Officer of Bodine Services. “When we looked ahead to the future for our company, it was clear that Univar was in the best position to provide new opportunities to our customers and employees, as well as carry forward our Bodine commitment to service, safety, and professionalism.”
Source: Univar Inc.
France has launched an offshore green hydrogen production platform at the country’s Port of Saint-Nazaire this week, along with its first offshore wind farm. The hydrogen plant, which its operators say is the world’s first facility of its type, coincides with the launch of another “first of its kind” facility in Sweden dedicated to storing hydrogen in an underground lined rock cavern (LRC).
The project sets up the Hydrogen Valley in Rome, the first industrial-scale technological hub for the development of the national supply chain for the production, transport, storage and use of hydrogen for the decarbonization of industrial processes and for sustainable mobility.
At first glance, hydrogen seems to be the perfect solution to our energy needs. It doesn’t produce any carbon dioxide when used. It can store energy for long periods of time. It doesn’t leave behind hazardous waste materials, like nuclear does. And it doesn’t require large swathes of land to be flooded, like hydroelectricity. Seems too good to be true. So…what’s the catch?