Cadence Tek Talk #2: COVID-19 Update

How Cadence Environmental Energy is addressing COVID-19…

Hello – I’m Ken Derksen, Vice President of Operations for Cadence Environmental Energy.

COVID-19 is changing the way we live … personally and professionally.

In the early days of this pandemic, our management team developed a workplace strategy with procedures to keep our operations running safely and without interruption.

Keeping our team members healthy and safe is at the core of our customer servicing strategy.

We continue to work closely with Ash Grove Cement at Foreman and Chanute.

In addition to the recommended social distancing and CDC hygiene practices, we have rearranged our work teams by ring fencing them into dedicated and distinct crews.

I am proud of the way our team has responded to these changes.

In addition, we have rearranged break schedules, implemented extraordinary sanitization practices and eliminated shift change overlaps.

All samples and driver documentation exchanges are now done through modified distancing practices – either in a drop zone or through a protective barrier.

One positive outcome from this pandemic is the way it has rapidly advanced our timeline to implement certain technology solutions and digitize our logistics processes.

This has improved our ability to communicate and to enhance the customer experience. Our culture at Cadence has enabled us to adapt quickly.

Over the upcoming weeks and months, we will be producing videos to introduce you to several key members of our team. They will be discussing everything from profiling to laboratory testing to unloading.

We are proud of our team and look forward to having them introduce themselves and to show you around.

At Cadence, we are not just managing the COVID risk, we are using it to make our company stronger so we can serve you even better in the future.

If you have a hazardous waste stream, we have the experience, the technology and the network that can dispose of it in the most sustainable and environmentally friendly method available.

Over a million tons of hazardous waste are used as an alternative fuel in cement kilns throughout the United States each year. Energy recovery in a cement kiln is a waste management solution that is good for the environment by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, reliance on landfills and our carbon footprint.

I appreciate your time and hope you will stay tuned and meet more of our team in the upcoming days.


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