Ecochlor Inc. 500 AwardEcochlor® BWTS was recognized by Inc. 500|5000 as one of the fastest-growing manufacturing companies in the United States. The Inc. 500 award, representing the top 10% of the 5000 companies chosen, was presented to Ecochlor with a ranking of #8 in the United States for manufacturing, #16 in Best Massachusetts companies and overall placement of #453 for all companies throughout America.

Chip Herzog, Ecochlor CFO, said, “With a three-year revenue growth of 972.09% this award acknowledges the real achievements of our founder and president, Tom Perlich, and the talented team behind this success. Only the very best private companies are recognized in the Inc. 500 list.”

The Inc. 500|5000 awards the most distinguished private companies that show significant revenue growth over a three-year period; it has become the gold-standard in representing the success of an organization. Its purpose is to bring attention to the most innovative and thriving companies within the United States. This year, businesses that are included on the list have grown ten-fold since 2013.

Steve Candito, CEO said, “Being recognized by Inc. 500 is an incredible honor. As a global leader in manufacturing ballast water treatment systems (BWTS), we hope to continue to build on our commitment to growth and excellence within the maritime industry.”

“As a company focused on strategic growth,” said Tom Perlich, “Ecochlor strives to identify new ways to enhance the experience of our clients. Whether it’s through our time-tested technology that can be retrofitted on mid-sized vessels up to the largest supertankers, our new training center currently in production, or the three-tiered computer training program nearing completion for the crew operating our systems, our focus has been to assist shipowners meet BWTS regulatory requirements in the most effective and efficient means possible.”

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Marine News “MN100 Top Maritime Companies”

Along with being named to the Inc. 500, Ecochlor was recognized by Marine News as one of the “Top 100” companies for their annual MN100 issue. This publication reviews the most compelling enterprises in the maritime industry in the United States. Market leaders are featured in the August issue and Ecochlor was highlighted for BWTS product excellence in the “Water Treatment & Technology” segment.

Corporate Overview

The Ecochlor ballast water treatment system (BWTS) uses a two-step treatment process – filtration followed by chlorine dioxide. It is the only supplier of BWT systems that utilizes the patented chlorine dioxide (ClO2) treatment technology and does not require treatment or neutralization on discharge. The system’s efficacy is not impaired by variations in salinity, temperature, turbidity, organics, or vibration. The low power consumption, crew-friendly automation and small footprint makes it ideally suited for mid-sized vessels up to the largest supertankers in the world. Ecochlor is the first chemical-injection treatment system with USCG Type Approval.