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Non Chemical Solutions, Scientific Solutions, Bacillus, Custom Fermentation

The Expanding Bacillus Market

  • Mike King
  • May 16, 2018
As a follow up to the article “The Key Drivers Behind MDG’s Current Expansion,” I’d like to take this opportunity to talk more extensively about the expanding Bacillus market. Previously, I eluded that many of the current market opportunities were due to the increased demand across multiple industries. In particular, the following four main areas are what prompted Microbial Discovery Group’s (MDG) fermentation expansion:
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Under the Microscope, MDG’s Administrative Assistant, Shannon Ambrowiak

  • MDG
  • May 8, 2018
Under the Microscope is our Administrative Assistant, Shannon Ambrowiak. We refer to Shannon as our “Master of First Impressions” because she’s the first to greet our guests when they arrive at MDG.   1. What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? I'd have to say it was the Feed, Clean, Save initiative and the company values.   2. What does your typical day look like? As an Administrative Assistant, a big
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50+ Strains: Why We Supply

  • Mike King
  • May 4, 2018
Part of what is driving Microbial Discovery Group’s (MDG) current expansion is our desire to produce 50+ strains. Why do we want to be a Bacillus company that produces 50+ strains? Essentially: to offer the best service and products for our customers. Below are the three main reasons why our drive to produce 50+ strains is fueling our expansion. MDG’s belief in multi-strain product offerings The current Bacillus strain
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Under the Microscope, MDG’s Research Microbiologist, Claire Heile

  • MDG
  • April 26, 2018
Research Microbiologist, Claire Heile, has taken our Feed, Clean, Save initiative to the next level by dedicating her entire research efforts to environmental conservation. 1) What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? I believe that our shared goals to find microbial solutions to world issues (specifically pollution) drew us together. MDG recognized and supported my determination, becoming the catalyst to bring these goals to
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The Benefits of Fermentation Redundancy

  • Mike King
  • April 18, 2018
It is an exciting day signing a multi-year fermentation contract! After the ink dries and celebrations conclude, I’ve learned it’s time to quickly review both redundancy and contingency plans for worst case scenarios. This is how we can guarantee on-time delivery. During the planning of our current expansion, I was reminded again of the importance of redundancy in safeguarding against setbacks. I had received a call from another
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Microbial Discovery Group Files Provisional Patent for Plastic Degrading Bacillus Blend

  • MDG
  • April 17, 2018
Microbial Discovery Group LLC (MDG) has filed a patent for a blend of novel plastic degrading shelf stable Bacillus. This unique combination works to aid in the biodegradation of plastics. MDG’s goal will be to leverage the bacteria along with research gathered to develop a new product for treating landfills and leachate, potentially reducing pollutants, toxicity, cost, post-closure care, hydrogen sulfide emissions, and accelerating waste
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The Key Drivers Behind MDG’s Current Expansion

  • Mike King
  • April 13, 2018
I was recently asked the WHY behind our current expansion. When I started to break it down, there were 4 key drivers that went into the new MDG facility design: Capacity expansion Reliability via redundancy Production of 50+ strains The expanding Bacillus market Capacity expansion. This is the no-brainer for expanding. MDG was reaching 75% of our capacity, so we either had to expand or recognize there would be a future cap
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Under the Microscope, MDG’s Fermentation Manager, Brian Rehak

  • MDG
  • April 6, 2018
It takes quality people to make quality products; that’s why MDG invests in passionate people like our Fermentation Manager, Brian. 1)  What drew you to Microbial Discovery Group? I left the job I was at for 13 years to come here. I needed something new and exciting. Returning to school was not an option at that point in my life. I was lucky enough to find MDG and they took a chance on me.   2)  What does your typical
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Reflecting on a Decade of Success

  • Mike King
  • March 8, 2018
If you are anything like me, the sands of time are moving pretty fast these days.  It seems only a moment ago I was loading my little ones on the school bus and then hunkering down to work diligently on a business plan, humbly seeking support for this dream of MDG to become a reality. Fast forward and in the blink of an eye, I find myself penning a message in celebration of MDG’s 10-year anniversary, a dream fully realized, and my oldest is
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Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) Appoints New Regional Wastewater Account Manager

  • MDG
  • December 7, 2017
FRANKLIN, WI. - Microbial Discovery Group LLC (MDG) www.mdgbio.com is pleased to announce the newest addition to their Biotifx™ wastewater sales force: Luke Mickelson.  The addition will help further advance MDG’s growing collection of regional and national accounts.  Luke comes to MDG with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the wastewater field after spending the last 18 years in several different roles at a regional waste treatment
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