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Drilling Site Containment Solution Wins Wisconsin Innovation Award

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In recognition for its oil and gas drilling site containment solution, PendaForm was recently named the winner of the New Product Innovation of the Year Award, co-presented by the Economic Development Corp. of Columbia County, Wis., and Manufacturer’s Council. The company’s SiteSaver invention protects the soil beneath a jobsite from contamination.

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PendaForm accepts New Product Innovation award from Columbia County, Wis., Economic Development group. From left: Mark Maederer, Heidi Bulgrin, Mollie Burkhardt, Tony Wangelin and Tim Williams. (PRNewsFoto/PendaForm)

PendaForm accepts New Product Innovation award from Columbia County, Wis., Economic Development group. From left: Mark Maederer, Heidi Bulgrin, Mollie Burkhardt, Tony Wangelin and Tim Williams. (PRNewsFoto/PendaForm)

“The idea for SiteSaver was born due to the need for improved containment solutions on drilling sites,” said Heidi Bulgrin, vice president of green technologies at PendaForm. “The methods being used were antiquated and, quite simply, did not work. Current methods leak, tear and they were slippery, all of which were concerning to the site owners.”

Engineered and designed by the PendaForm engineering staff, SiteSaver is made from durable HDPE sheets, and its seams are electro-fused together for a leak-proof base. It is corrosion proof and impermeable to hazardous fluids to protect the ground beneath the site from becoming contaminated. A one-acre SiteSaver pad can be installed in a single day.

To qualify for the award, PendaForm has met stringent criteria. At the plant level, the ISO/ITS 16949-certified company had to show advances in its pollution control, recycling and “green” programs, as well as a commitment to employment and plant expansion. The introduction of SiteSaver, which is made from recycled materials and is also 100 percent recyclable, showcased PendaForm’s contribution to protecting and improving local communities and the environment.

PendaForm, with offices in Portage, Wis., and New Concord, Ohio, is a worldwide Tier 1 automotive supplier and among the largest industrial heavy-gauge thermoformers in North America.

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