Fall River, MA – Apollo Safety, Inc., providers of gas detection products and services for universities, hospitals, government operations and other organizations, recently announced the formation of a special division to serve food processing and manufacturing facilities throughout New England.
With dozens of food processing and manufacturing companies in Massachusetts alone, and a growing number of clients from around New England, Apollo Safety has created a dedicated division to provide gas detection equipment, maintenance and monitoring services to their growing niche market. Apollo Safety’s new division caters to companies that manufacture, process, package and distribute seafood, meat, dairy and other food products.
“Gas detection systems are necessary and alarm at the first sign of trouble, from toxic gases such as carbon monoxide to ammonia, which is used in the refrigeration process and may leak into the air from cold storage areas,” explained John V. Carvalho III, president of Apollo Safety.
Apollo Systems goes beyond simply installing the systems by providing regular maintenance and monitoring (testing) of the systems to ensure they are continually in optimal working order.
“The reality is that it doesn’t take much of a leak to have an impact,” said Carvalho. “Food processing and manufacturing companies must be proactive and have the proper gas detection controls in place to avoid thousands of dollars in fines from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or worse, a catastrophic leak that could be fatal.”