Kleinschmidt Associates Receives 2020 EBJ Business Achievement Award for Social Contribution

Pittsfield, Maine – February 9, 2021 – The Environmental Business Journal®* (EBJ), a business research publication which has provided strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry since 1988*, has honored Kleinschmidt Associates with the Social Contribution Award for the philanthropic work performed in 2020.

The Kleinschmidt Fund annually distributes tens of thousands of dollars to organizations supported by its employees. 2020 was an exceptional year for our society, the economy and many businesses across the country. The employees of Kleinschmidt, through the Philanthropy Committee, responded accordingly by donating more than $90,000, with $75,000 of that funding directed to organizations assisting those who were most impacted by COVID.

Our COVID relief totaling $75,000 went to the following organizations, to name a few:

Good Shepherd Food Bank
American Red Cross of Northern and Eastern Maine
United Way of Eastern Maine
Preble Street Shelter
Community Foundation of Eastern CT
Community Foundation of Middlesex County
Lancaster County Food Hub
Solanco Neighborhood Ministries
Meals on Wheels of Lancaster
Harvest Hope Food Bank
Prisma Health Midlands Foundation
Community Foundation of Greater Birming ham
Portland Rescue Mission
Clark County Food Bank
Meals on Wheels People
United Way of Dane County
Second Harvest Foodbank
Oliver Gospel Mission
United Way Centraide Canada

To further support local businesses impacted during the pandemic, Kleinschmidt held a virtual client appreciation event where local businesses near our office locations were chosen to prepare gift baskets for our clients. The gift baskets included Wisconsin Cheese, South Carolina Shrimp & Grits, California Wine, Massachusetts Fudge, Canadian Cider, etc. This accomplished two tasks – it allowed the company to show appreciation to clients for their continued trust and support and help small businesses who were struggling.

“We all had our hands full in 2020 navigating work from home, home schooling, sick friends and relatives, and a divided political landscape.  I am so proud that the Kleinschmidt Team insisted on looking beyond just their own needs to consider the interests of others”, says Jon Christensen, CEO of Kleinschmidt, “The Team’s approach to giving inspired us to look broadly at ways to improve the lives of others, in short making the world a better place.”

The 2020 EBJ awards will be presented at a virtual Zoom ceremony on February 11th and 12th, 2021, free to the entire environmental industry community.


About Kleinschmidt:

Kleinschmidt Associates performs engineering, regulatory and environmental consulting for North American energy companies and governmental agencies who strive to protect and enhance the natural environment without compromising performance. We work at the intersection of regulatory requirements, environmental science, and engineering solutions to achieve our client’s objectives. For over half a century, Kleinschmidt has continually delivered new ideas that offer practical solutions to tough problems and sensitive issues. Our goal is to bring energy, water, and the environment into balance so future generations will thrive.

About the EBJ Business Achievement Awards: * Environmental Business Journal provides strategic information and market forecasts for executives involved in 13 business segments, including environmental testing, water & wastewater, air pollution control, environmental consulting & engineering, hazardous waste, remediation, instrumentation, pollution control equipment, waste management, resource recovery, and solid waste management.

About EBI: Founded in 1988, Environmental Business International Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) is a research, publishing and consulting company that specializes in defining emerging markets and generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors and policymakers. EBI publishes Environmental Business Journal® and Climate Change Business Journal®. EBI also performs contract research for the government and private sector and founded the Environmental Industry Summit Series, four annual conferences event for executives in the environmental industry.