Southern Co. of NLR, TAS Added to Environmental Consulting List

by Luke Jones  on Monday, Jul. 15, 2013 12:00 am  

Two companies have been added to this year’s list of the state’s largest environmental consulting firms.

First is The Southern Co. of NLR Inc., which is in the top five with 49 employees.

The Southern Co. performs cleanup for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and lists Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department and Simmons Foods of Siloam Springs among its clients.

The other newcomer is TAS Environmental LP of Fort Worth, Texas. It has 25 employees in Arkansas.

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TAS gained a location in Alexander by purchasing assets from Gladco Environmental & Safety Supplies of Texarkana and Pollution Management Inc. of Little Rock.

PMI’s employment dropped from 60 in 2012 to 28 in 2013, and Hope Sharp, the company’s marketing coordinator, said that was due to TAS’ purchase of PMI’s industrial services sector.

The sector performed jobs like drudging, asbestos abatement and hydro blasting.

PMI still performs permitting, civil and environmental engineering, wastewater treatment and remediation and other services.

“We’ve always offered the services we’re doing now,” Sharp said. “For a short period of time we expanded, but we wanted to get back to the core of what we’ve done before. We’ve been here for 25 years.”

TAS also has several Texas locations: San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Texarkana and Longview. It also has a facility in Bossier City, La.

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