The Trenton City Council voted to award a $739,000 contract to C&H Industrial, a company based in Gloucester County that specializes in both water treatment and warfare technology.
The decision came after an open public bidding process, though it is not clear if C&H was the lowest bidder.
According to the Council’s agenda, resolution #15-777 approved the award of the contract to the Franklinville-based company for “mechanical dewatering facility polymer systems improvements” for the Trenton Water Utility.
Four years after it first got into the water treatment business, and just one year before the Second Iraq War, C&H diversified its business to include “Warfare Technology” according to their website.
The company also lists “optical alignment,” “rigging,” “steel fabrication,” and “turbines” among the services offered.
According to their website, the company has worked with the US Navy in the past and continues to do so:
C & H Industrial Services, Inc. has been working with the Navy since 2002 in developing the new Electromagnetic Launch System (EMALS) for launching jets off the new CVN 78 Class Aircraft Carriers which are currently in production.
We are currently working with the Navy in developing their new Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for the recovery of jets also on their CVN 78 Class Aircraft Carriers.
Additionally, the company counts many local governments in NJ, Pennsylvania, and Delaware among its clients, including the City of Philadelphia, the City of Wilmington, and Rowan University.
As for their water treatment experience, they claim to have been in the business since 1998:
We have been working in the water treatment industry since 1998 working on all types of sedimentation, flocculation, clarification, grit collection, pumping systems and chlorination equipment for the water and sewage treatment fields. We have worked with the Cities of Philadelphia, Camden and Wilmington and multiple municipalities throughout the tri-state area upgrading their sewage and water treatment facilities. We have installed Polychem, U.S. Filter, Siemens, Jim Myers, Brentwood, Vulcan, Serpentix, Philadelphia Mixer, EIM, Moyno, Rotork, Rodney Hunt and Flyght products as well as many other industry leaders. With our experience and working relationships with the leading equipment suppliers in the area we are sure we can assist all of our customers with their water treatment endeavors.