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MDG provides critical infrastructure products for the animal feed, human consumption, wastewater, and biotech sectors, and demand for supply continues to push MDG’s previous plans for expansion. Further, as supply channels from overseas competitors have become weakened or shut down completely, new inquiries come in each day to the US-based company. Finally, certifications for food manufacturing for cultures used to make probiotics has been a catalyst for recent growth.

Additional centrifugation equipment arrived the second week in April 2020, and MDG continues to build a third freeze dryer for the Franklin, WI facility. Meanwhile, MDG is finalizing plans to build a spray dryer at the Oak Creek, WI facility, having just received conditional approvals from the city. This growth is requiring MDG to recruit not only additional staff but also complete plans to expand from the current 40,000 sq. ft facility to ultimately double production, blending packaging, and warehousing space. Much of the fermentation culture drying capacity is required to maintain pace with the recent addition of two fermentors, which increased fermentation capacity 5-fold. Once the dryers are in place, this opens the door to adding a 4th fermentor in the Franklin facility. To make space for the new fermentor, MDG will tear down one laboratory and build additional laboratories at the Oak Creek location.

Expanding and recruiting during this coronavirus environment isn’t without challenges. Keeping MDG’s team members safe is the highest priority. Fortunately, the arrival of equipment and the need for on-site contractors will not happen until late summer. And while everyone at MDG hopes the safety concerns are lessened by then, there will be contingency plans in place if installations are delayed.

“At this time, we will need to hire at least ten more positions, which include fermentation, production, engineering, and maintenance roles. This production growth will cascade into requiring more business development, research, and administrative staff, triggered by revenue milestones,” stated Michael King, CEO of MDG. “Over the next 3-5 years, MDG expects to double its current staff of 55 employees across Wisconsin. For this reason, MDG continues to seek people who are aligned with our vision, which is to Feed, Clean, and Save the World.”
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Office Expansion

Plans for Expanded Operations

  • MDG
  • April 23, 2020
MDG provides critical infrastructure products for the animal feed, human consumption, wastewater, and biotech sectors, and demand for supply continues to push MDG’s previous plans for expansion. Further, as supply channels from overseas competitors have become weakened or shut down completely, new inquiries come in each day to the US-based company. Finally, certifications for food manufacturing for cultures used to make probiotics has been
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What is a Bio-Enzymatic Cleaner?

  • MDG
  • April 23, 2020
As cleaning continues to trend upwards, it’s important to understand all the terminology and options in the Industrial and Institutional industry. The term “bio-enzymatic cleaner” is one you’ll come across often, but depending on which customer is requesting it, they may be requiring something different than the next. Here at MDG, we describe bio-enzymatic cleaners as cleaners that use some form of biology to aid in the cleaning
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Good Things Always Happen in 3’s

  • MDG
  • April 21, 2020
Well, ok, that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but this modified version seems fitting. Recently, MDG received its third centrifuge to match its three fermentors already in operation. This R2D2 looking device might sound boring, but it’s an essential piece of our custom fermentation arsenal.   So, why is having a third centrifuge so important? Simply put, improved production. The centrifuge spins the liquid from a
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Wastewater Lagoons:  Digging Yourself Out of Your Current Hole

  • Mike King
  • April 15, 2020
One of the biggest advantages to using bioaugmentation for lagoon wastewater treatment is that it can buy you time before your lagoon will need to be dredged. The specialized bacteria get to work on built-up sludge and can increase your capacity for a fraction of the price. However, I once spoke to a wastewater treatment professional that said, “if we need more lagoon space, we don’t dredge; we just dig another hole.” I knew dredging and
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Prepare your Municipal Collection Systems!

  • MDG
  • April 13, 2020
Setting the Scene Does this scenario look familiar to you? If you work in municipal collections, of course it does! It's a fairly standard lift station vacuum truck clean-out. While expensive and tedious, most municipalities have come to reluctantly accept this as an ongoing occurrence and expense.   How about this one? That’s right, you are looking at the top view of a confined space entry lift station pit that is
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The Dangers of Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure

  • MDG
  • April 9, 2020
Wastewater and collection systems with anaerobic areas, FOG, or sludge build-up provide the perfect environment for hazardous Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) production. Because of this, it’s not uncommon for concentrations to climb above 1000 ppm! To understand the risks, check out the chart below to better understand the dangers associated at every level. ** Click to Enlarge What should you do if you're dealing with H2S? Enter a safe, effective
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8 Things That Don’t Belong in Your Plumbing

  • MDG
  • April 7, 2020
With more people staying home as we work to flatten the curve of COVID-19, residential plumbing systems are taking a bit of a beating. Our home plumbing, neighborhood collection systems, and large municipal sewer systems were probably not built for so many people being home at once. Do yourself and your neighbors a favor and think before you flush. So, what on the plumbing blacklist? As a rule of thumb, if it doesn’t dissolve (and stay
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Microbial Discovery Group Announces New Industrial and Institutional Account Manager

  • MDG
  • April 2, 2020
MDG continues to expand their Industrial and Institutional team into the Southeast region. Microbial Discovery Group LLC (MDG) is pleased to announce the hiring of Blake Scott as Southeast Industrial and Institutional (I&I) Account Manager. Blake will focus on servicing new Janitorial and Sanitation partners with our SporActiv™ product line. Blake brings a combination of technical and sales experience with a
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A New Kind of Rain is Coming for Wastewater Treatment Plants

  • MDG
  • April 1, 2020
We have heard from wastewater facilities that a lot of rainfall in a short amount of time can really throw off their ability to effectively treat wastewater. There is just not enough capacity and too little time to adjust. Unfortunately, we predict that a new kind of rain is coming. With recent concerns and actions around COVID-19, we’re seeing: 3.33 times the amount of water-related to handwashing Extra flushing to get non-toilet
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Pulp and Paper Lagoons: The Time is Now!

  • MDG
  • March 30, 2020
With the help of hardy Bacillus bacteria, you can treat the incoming sludge as you go, while also reducing 40-60% of your current sludge blanket. With bioaugmentation, you can experience rapid results in increasing treatment capacity. Together we can help you with sludge build-up concerns in a time where there is no time for other options. 
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