Silver Sponsor - Rocky Mountain, Gulf Coast - 2013
Carol Van Zandt Jones was challenged by a customer to find a simple method to contain liquid spills in the oil and gas industry. Carol partnered with equipment supplier Mark Matson to design a drive-over foam bermed containment membrane to capture and dispose of drips and spills on oil and gas sites.
The containment mat, patented as VMatz™, not only met the customer’s needs, it became the first unique product supplied by VZ Environmental. Jones started the business out of her home with two employees and a goal to help oil and gas operators minimize their impact on the environment.
Currently, VZ Environmental has over 100 employees, a fleet of 70-plus vehicles, and service [units] that have assembled VMatz™ components on 100’s of well sites in three states.
Responding to another customer’s request to create a custom-designed filter to trap silica dust particles on frac sites, VZ Environmental altered a cement industry “dust sock” to create VSoxz™.
VZ Environmental is now known as a leader in the drip and spill containment industry. Through the use of Vmatz™ and VSoxz™, VZ is accomplishing their goal to environmentally protect surface water and reduce the hazards of silica dust on oil field locations.