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The Society of American Military Engineers have featured MCE President, Brian Chapman, in their July-August edition. Check out Brian's highlight here.
MCE President, Brian Chapman, is featured in the May edition of Merrimack Valley Magazine's "Movers and Shakers" section. Check out Brian's highlight here.
MCE President, Brian Chapman is featured in the latest edition of Money Magazine. Check out Brian's profile, featuring Mill City Environmental's latest preservation work at the USS Cassin Young at the Charlestown Navy Yard click here.
LOWELL -- Brian Chapman, president and owner of the Mill City Environmental Corp., has been named the 2012 SBA Minority Small Business Person of the Year for the state of Massachusetts and for the New England region, according to an announcement made by Robert Nelson, the Massachusetts District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration. According to a press release, the award is presented annually to recognize a minority small-business person who is certified in the 8(a) business development program and who best exemplifies entrepreneurial success.
Chapman was judged on four basic criteria:
Chapman, a Lowell native, founded Mill City Environmental, a waste-management and remediation firm that cleans out and prepares property for development, more than 10 years ago. The company is based in the Boott Mill on John Street with offices throughout the East Coast. It employs 25 full-time workers.
Chapman, who holds a degree in geology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, will be honored at the Massachusetts SBA Annual Meeting on Nov. 2 in Boston.View SBA Award Letter Here
Lowell native Brian Chapman, president of Mill City Environmental Corporation (MCE), established his full service environmental services firm in 2001. MCE began as a waste management company specializing in assessment, management and disposal of hazardous wastes and materials. Over the years, the company has expanded to offer a complete range of the highest quality waste management solutions, including asbestos abatement and most recently rail services.
Mr. Chapman's on-going vision for Mill City Environmental is to provide the necessary expertise and services to create a cleaner environment throughout the country and especially within the Lowell/Merrimack Valley communities. Chapman was born and raised in Lowell and always envisioned starting his business in his beloved city. After spending 14 years mastering the environmental cleanup industry at Fortune 100 companies Foster Wheeler (now Tetra Tech EC, Inc.) and Clean Harbors, he recognized that he could adapt his talent and specialized skills to make a meaningful impact both from an economic and environmental perspective. He founded Mill City Environmental and named his company in tribute to the great city of Lowell.
During the early stages of MCE's operation, Chapman was challenged to overcome the stigma associated with being a start-up business. To help overcome this, Chapman made a strategic decision to apply to and gain acceptance into the Small Business Administration's 8(a) Business Development program. This program's mission, to help socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses gain preferential access to federal contracting opportunities, made great strategic sense to Chapman, as it would help to ensure the long-term success of MCE. MCE's participation in the 8(a) program ultimately led to a number of contracts, including one for $3.2 million. And when MCE needed capital to support growth, an SBA guaranteed loan supplied the necessary funds.
Today, MCE is a thriving, award winning small business with 46 employees that serves federal, commercial and private sector clients in 17 states in the New England, Mid Atlantic, South and Southwestern territories.View SBA Online Newsletter here