An expansion is under way for New Iberia-based American Pollution Corp. — one of the environmental remediation companies hired to
AMPOL CEO Kirk Headley
clean up after such massive catastrophes as the 9/11 attacks and the BP oil spill.
The expansion, according to an AMPOL press release, will extend the company’s reach from its headquarters in New Iberia to as far away as Lima, Peru, and as nearby as Bayou Vista and Beaumont, Texas, says AMPOL CEO Kirk Headley.
The Peru office opened in December, providing a main staging grounds for AMPOL’s Latin American operations. The location in Bayou Vista, says Headley, follows the recent acquisition of Berry Brothers Remediation, and gives the company an immediate access route to the Gulf of Mexico as well as the capacity to handle the remediation and decontamination of naturally occurring radioactive material. The Beaumont facility will be the company’s second in Texas and is the result of continued growth in the oil and gas industry and an increased demand for AMPOL’s services there.
“These new locations show that our business is continuing to grow to meet the needs of our clients,” says Headley. “These strategic locations allow us to be ready at a moment’s notice when our clients need us.”
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