Envirotest selected by the State of Indiana to negotiate a vehicle inspection contract
|Contact: Lothar Geilen
Phone: (954) 667-7740
Fax: (860) 392-2105
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11:00 a.m. EDT, April 29, 2014
The State of Indiana selected Opus Inspection’s subsidiary, Envirotest Corp., to begin contract negotiations to provide Vehicle Emissions Testing services for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).
Under the proposed IDEM contract, Envirotest will:
- Operate and maintain a vehicle inspection program in Lake and Porter counties, Indiana capable of testing up to two hundred and twenty thousand (220,000) gasoline-powered vehicles annually.
- Testing will be conducted at up to seven (7) centralized testing stations with a minimum of twenty-two (22) testing lanes.
IDEM and Envirotest intend to negotiate a contract term of four (4) years with a State option to extend up to two (2) years.
“This is the first new contract awarded to Envirotest since it became an Opus Inspection subsidiary company earlier this year,” said Lothar Geilen, President and CEO of Opus Inspection. “We are extremely pleased that the Indiana Department of Environmental Management has demonstrated its confidence in our company and technology.”
“Envirotest expects to complete negotiations with IDEM very soon,” added Mark San Fratello, President of Envirotest. “We value the relationship we have had with IDEM for nearly two decades and are honored that they decided to enter negotiations with us to upgrade and continue to operate their vehicle emission testing program.”
Opus Inspection is part of Opus Group and provides turnkey vehicle inspection program management contract services to various levels of government agencies (federal, state and regional) and world-class products to individual inspection stations. Opus Group’s share is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm under the ticker OPUS.