By Betty Jane Harvey
Journal Record Staff Reporter
Environmental Management Inc. of Edmond has plans to move most
of its workers to its Guthrie complex after a two-story office
building and other construction work is complete.
A $450,000 project is to include: a 12,000-square-foot
addition, which would include a 6,000-square-foot office building
_ doubling the size of the existing 3,000-square-foot maintenance
shop _ and would add a 3,000-square-foot covered
loading-unloading dock to the vehicle storage building.
Those two buildings that are being expanded along with the
office building are on about 3 acres. Currently there are four
buildings, with the fifth being added, on 30 acres. The
maintenance shop is to be connected to an existing training
center by a catwalk. The new office building is also to be
connected to the training center by a walkway.
"Since we opened our doors for business in 1983, demand for
our services has continued to increase, and we've continued to
grow. We built our first office building in Edmond in 1986 and
two years later we added five additional offices," said Terry
Bobo, president. The facility in Edmond is 1,500 square feet.
The Guthrie facility was purchased in 1987 and a 4,000-square
foot vehicle storage building was added soon after. Also added
were a loading dock, container storage area and an equipment
cleaning pad. In 1991, an existing building on the complex was
converted into the training center, Bobo said.
Plans are to be in the new office building by April.
Buckley Construction of Guthrie is the general contractor, and
Bobo designed the office building. Buckley Construction did the
engineering design portion.
At both the Edmond and Guthrie complexes, Environmental
Management currently has 38 employees with an annual payroll in
excess of $650,000. The expansion will allow about 20 to 25
employees to be added, said Bobo.
Employees that are based in Edmond also work out of the
Guthrie plant at times, said Marilyn Pulliam, billing secretary.
The sales force and accounting staff are based in Edmond, but
after the expansion, all employees excluding the accounting staff
are to be moved to Guthrie.
Environmental Management is an environmental management firm
that assists companies in proper management of their hazardous
material and industrial waste needs according to local, state and
federal regulations, said Bobo.
The company is an industrial and hazardous waste handler, and
the complex in Guthrie is a transfer area, but the waste is not
disposed of there, said Bobo.
"The overall environmental field is growing due largely to
ever increasing rules and regulations, but we also have an
outstanding group of professionals employed at EMI. …