General Environmental Management Inc., a leading environmental and waste remediation company based in California, recently announced the opening of a new service location in Benicia, California for its Mobile Treatment Services division. GEM Mobile Treatment Services (GEM-MTS) operates a nationwide fleet of transportable treatment units for industrial and petroleum wastewater, contaminated groundwater, and wastewater solids. It also provides degassing and vapor control services using thermal oxidizer technologies.

The company pointed out that MTS has saved its clients millions of dollars, while helping to limit their long-term environmental liabilities. In addition, the MTS division was recently recognized by BP US Pipelines & Logistics (BP) as a recipient of BP’s 2008 Contractor Safety Award. The award recognizes contractors who perform over 5,000 hours without a safety incident.

The new service facility for GEM-MTS is located in the heart of Northern California’s petro-chemical industrial corridor, and will allow GEM-MTS to better serve its clients in this growing market segment, ensuring that the company maintains its high service standards.

Concurrent to the opening of the new office, GEM MTS has hired Lee Barnes as Regional Business Development Manager. Lee has been with GEM for over 6 years, providing technical environmental services to the industry for over 18 years.

Paul Anderson, VP of Treatment Solutions for GEM MTS, commented on the appointment. “We’re excited to bring Lee into the MTS organization. His experience will prove instrumental as we diversify our mobile treatment service line past vapor control and water treatment while expanding our geographical presence beyond the Bay Area.”

General Environmental Management is a full-service hazardous waste management and environmental services firm providing integrated environmental solutions managed through its proprietary web-based enterprise software, GEMWare. Headquartered in Pomona, California, GEM operates 8 field service locations and 1 treatment, storage, disposal facility (TSDF), servicing all markets in the Western United States.