Pinedale company Enviremedial Services, Inc., is retrofitting shipping containers into mobile, self-contained medical isolation units.
Since opening operations in Pinedale in 2017, ESI has been building self-contained wash basins that recycle water for military bases, and it has adapted its technology to provide rain-harvest systems that provide potable water without or without available power.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the company has shifted its focus to manufacturing the isolation units, which can be adapted as additional hospital rooms or for jails, homeless centers or other places that require additional housing for people who need to be isolated but not necessarily hospitalized. The company is manufacturing units that can be connected to existing utilities as well as off-grid solar-powered units.
“The advantage of these mobile SCIUs are that, with the COVID-19 situation extremely fluid, these units can be moved anywhere to meet needs of local, state and federal agencies,” ESI President Geoff Keogh told the Pinedale Roundup. “It is much more economical to build units that can be moved where the need is.”