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Environmental Dynamics International

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Environmental Dynamics International

Environmental Dynamics International

The aeration process in an Environmental Dynamics International lab- a typical disc diffuser being tested. Aeration is one of the steps in treating wastewater.

Company Name:
Environmental Dynamics International
Columbia, MO

Environmental Dynamics, Inc., known as EDI, aims to save energy with environmentally friendly processes. Originally founded in 1975, today more than 50 percent of EDI’s products and services are exported to more than 90 countries around the world. 

The company describes itself as a “solution provider”, uniquely able to evaluate customers’ problems and recommend the right solution. They sell customized engineered aeration and biological water and wastewater treatment solutions, specializing in treating the waste stream while reducing the amount of energy that wastewater treatment uses over the life of the plant. 

EDI secured a guaranteed SBA 7(a) loan of $225,000 in February of 1980, when they employed only 5 people. In July 1993, they received an SBA 504 loan of $382,000, enabling them to finance a move to their present facility which houses 120 employees. They have also received help from SBA’s Export Assistance Office and attended SBA workshops over the years. 

Today, EDI is the second largest producer of wastewater aeration systems in the world—and they are nipping at the heels of the current leader. These “wastewater doctors” exemplify the best of American innovation, ingenuity, and perseverance.

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