From small homes to developments, from hotels to resorts, Cromaglass Corporation has the perfect wastewater treatment solution for all needs. Cromaglass has installed over 10,000 systems throughout the United States and internationally, since the corporation entered the wastewater treatment business in 1965.
"We started out selling them mainly for homes," said company President Allan N. Young Jr., whose father and uncle purchased the wood flooring manufacturer Cromar and transformed it into a thriving business that designs, manufactures and installs wastewater treatment systems.
Soon the company had branched out to accommodate large developments and communities as well.
Young attributes the success of Cromaglass' systems to their positive environmental impact.
"Our systems are on-site wastewater treatment systems," explained Ashley L. Bogart, company vice president.
The Cromaglass system will treat water on-site and in most cases also will reuse the water on-site for irrigation or toilet flushing. Cromaglass offers 10 different models to treat wastewater flows ranging from 500 to 200,000 gallons per day. The system is based on a fiberglass tank utilizing submersible pumps for aeration, mixing and effluent discharge.
Home and business owners all use their Cromaglass systems differently; many have the systems built underground, while others incorporate the tanks into the decor - one company even spraypainted theirs - or place them in an outdoor shed.
"There's no odor and very little noise, so you can keep it inside," Bogart said.
Cromaglass systems are built at the company's Williamsport plant on Reach Road. Employees create molds for the tanks, assemble the pieces and perform water tests to preventleaks. Tanks are shipped from
Williamsport to companies all over the world, where Cromaglass representatives and technicians continue to provide training and service after the sale. Cromaglass offers the additional advantage of a 24- hour remote monitoring system and PLC, or Programmable Logic Controls. The PLCs offer automatic adjustments to treatment parameters, permanent records of all operational functions and suggested service and maintenance schedules. The remote monitoring system, a web-based operating platform, offers a secure system with automatic notification of potential alerts or alarms.
"We try to keep up with the technology," Bogart said.
Cromaglass has installed systems locally and throughout the country and in many foreign countries.
Cromaglass systems are particularly popular at U.S. embassies, Bogart said - "They have to meet U.S. regulations, even though they're in a foreign country." Caribbean countries also offer a market for Cromaglass.
Cromaglass constantly updates not just its technology but also its environmental benefits and energy efficiency. Because of this, the company continues to grow.
"We're always looking for improved treatment methods," Bogart said.