Corporate Philosophy

We are particularly proud of our ability to conceptualize and implement innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex regulatory-related air quality problems. Integral to the success we have achieved in solving such problems for our clients is our philosophy of working closely and proactively with local, state, and federal regulators; we enjoy close working relationships with many such agencies.

In today's economy, however, a high degree of technical competence is often not enough. Our decision to create MSI was reached, in part, by our understanding of the need to provide value-added engineering to each project, and by the knowledge that our ability to do so would set us apart from most of our competitors. We therefore approach every project mindful of our singular objective:

Achieve Air Quality Compliance
While Providing Maximum
Value-Added Service

This entails the establishment of a strong communications link with the client to ensure comprehension of all aspects of the project at hand -- whether a facility construction or expansion, or a hazardous waste site remediation -- and working closely with the project engineers as a team to integrate our understanding of air-related regulatory issues into the decision-making process. A good example of this is our approach to several energy-development projects, where we worked on a day-to-day basis with the project engineers basing facility design and operation decisions on successively more refined air dispersion modeling analyses. As a result, power-production requirements were met in an environmentally acceptable manner, while minimizing cost and maximizing operational flexibility.

MSI will work directly for an industrial or governmental client, though it is often preferable to work under contract to another consulting or engineering firm, especially if the air component is a single aspect of a larger, multidisciplinary project. We have worked as subcontractors on numerous occasions and enjoy excellent working relationships with several large, multidisciplinary firms. Particularly attractive to these firms is our technical competence, our ability to control costs due to a very low overhead, and our record of consistently completing projects on schedule and within budget.

Over the years, MSI has developed close working relationships with a variety of competent consultants who are experts in their niche-market disciplines, such as specialized engineering (e.g., facility, process, and pollution-control) or operation of specialized air monitoring instrumentation (e.g., optical remote sensing or ORS monitors). In fact, it is these relationships which form the cornerstone of our client-service philosophy. Whether a client's need involves comprehensive air permitting for a new major source or the application of an ORS-based air monitoring technology to address a specific air toxic concern, MSI is able to conceptualize the project, develop all applicable plans, and assemble the best team of subcontractors for the execution of defined project tasks.


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