After 35 years in business, Intergulf Corporation has become a leading industrial liquids company that provides solutions to our industry partners by repurposing, processing, and treating petroleum, petrochemical products, and waste through innovative and environmentally-responsible methods.
We’re problem solvers. With state-of-the-art facilities located on the Gulf Coast, and with expert staff capable of addressing even the most stubborn challenges, we take on and solve our industry partners’ problems related to industrial liquids and waste. What we sell is solutions.
Others in the marketplace are known for offering one or two services. Intergulf Corporation is recognized for being a “one-stop shop,” and for being fearless and creative in taking on unprecedented challenges.
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Intergulf Corporation Mission, Values & Vision
Intergulf provides solutions for our industry partners in a safe, compliant, and environmentally responsible manner. We pursue this mission guided by a set of values for which every member of our leadership and management teams is accountable.
Integrity: demonstrating uncompromising truthfulness in our relationships and our communications, proving our commitment to act honorably and with respect for all those we serve
Safety: managing and monitoring every action that impacts the wellbeing of those we engage, guaranteeing protection for our employees, for those with whom they interact, and for those who depend on the quality of our work through the products we generate or services we offer
Drive: giving our all as individuals and as a company, with unbending will, to reflect the strength of our character as we achieve our mission
Excellence: constantly performing at levels above industry standards as reflected in customer feedback and marketplace reputation, and as measured by goals, objectives, and key indicators
Teamwork: both within our company and in collaborative partnerships with customers, enthusiastically building teams that are specialized, organized, gifted and passionately committed to succeed
Stewardship: demonstrably maintaining the highest standard of care for our community, our environment, our customers, our employees and those who invest in our company
Financial Discipline: continually demonstrating that we are here for the long run by providing high-quality services at affordable prices through work that is excellent, efficient and sustainable
Our vision involves expansion from both acquisitions and from organic growth as we increase the number of our industry partners, the range of services we can introduce to each partner, and the variety of services that become part of our valued solutions.
Intergulf Corporation History
Channel Bunker Service opened a small marine terminal in Channelview, Texas, providing bunker fuel by barge and dockside fueling to marine vessels calling on the Houston Ship Channel. As that business expanded, a new division, Intergulf Fuels, was formed to blend and sell bunker fuels on a larger scale in shore tanks in a public terminal.
ChemSep, Inc. opened to provide liquid recycling/disposal of marine (MARPOL) waste to vessels calling on the Port of Houston, Galveston, Port Arthur, Beaumont, and Freeport under U.S. Coast Guard-regulated over-the- water transfers. ChemSep, Inc. formed a partnership with Intergulf Fuels and leased treatment tankage in Channelview, Texas.
ChemSep, Inc. outgrew the Intergulf Fuels Channelview facility; in January of 1999, ChemSep, Inc. constructed the Bayport processing plant in Pasadena, Texas. This facility was constructed on property in a strictly industrial complex with all major utilities, including a direct pipeline to Gulf Coast Authority, a publicly owned treatment works (POTW) for wastewater disposal.
ChemSep, Inc. also expanded services at its Bayport facility to include non-hazardous wastewater disposal for third-party generators pursuant to a permit received from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). This expansion enabled ChemSep, Inc. to augment its current business to include the industrial segment. The Bayport facility armed ChemSep, Inc. with the ability to accept materials from marine, industrial, petrochemical, refining, and transportation-related industries. Materials accepted included wastewater, oil/water emulsions, oily water, used oil, sludges, tank bottoms, off-specification gasoline/diesel, and recoverable petroleum products.
After a long history of working together, Intergulf Fuels and ChemSep, Inc. merged and created Intergulf Corporation.
Intergulf Corp. purchased 11 acres of Hwy 225 frontage in La Porte, Texas, to support its blending and railcar operations, with over 2,200 linear feet of rail and 4,500 bbl of storage. This location relieved the Bayport facility from truck parking and enabled Intergulf to build a truck maintenance shop.
Intergulf purchased four acres of waterfront property along the Houston Ship Channel in La Porte, Texas, to support Intergulf’s marine business and equipment, including a tug and three barges. A multi-barge dock and battery of tanks (4,500 bbl) were built. Future plans include a 200,000-bbl terminal for gasoline blendstock, refinery feedstock, and fuel oil storage.
Intergulf completed construction of a 1,500 bbl/day atmospheric distillation column at its La Porte, Texas site. This unit was designed to refine mixed hydrocarbons such as light to heavy distillates and off-specification fuels such as gasoline, diesel, and fuel oil mixtures. To support the refinery, Intergulf added significant additional storage (9,000 bbl), a vapor combustion unit for volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, a new control room, and a laboratory. Finished products include a wide range of petroleum distillates such as gasoline, diesel, marine diesel blendstocks, fuel oil, and cutter stock. Feedstock and finished products can be transported to and from the facility by truck or railcar.
Intergulf Corp. received a new permit from the TCEQ to allow its Bayport facility to receive characteristic hazardous waste.
Intergulf built an evaporative distillation unit and centrifuge separation system. These units were added to the existing infrastructure located at its Hwy 225 facility. The evaporative distillation unit was designed to re-refine used oil into vacuum gas oil. It also can be used for toll processing fine chemicals. The centrifuge separation systems were designed to handle high solid content material from refinery and bulk storage terminal tank cleanings. Additionally, 20,000 barrels of tankage was also added to support the new processes.
Intergulf announced the sale of the company to Kinderhook Industries, LLC. Intergulf represents the 6th environmental services platform acquisition Kinderhook has completed since its inception. Kinderhook Industries is a private investment firm that manages over $2.0 billion of committed capital. They have made in excess of 170 investments and follow-on acquisitions. Kinderhook’s investment philosophy is predicated on matching unique, growth-oriented investment opportunities with exceptional financial expertise and our proprietary network of operating partners.
Mr. Velek has over 25 years of experience in the waste, recycling, processing, product blending/trading, industrial services, marine, and transportation industries and is currently serving as CEO, but has held positions as COO and VP of Sales.
Mr. Brunetti has more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, and operations; he has served as CFO of several private equity-sponsored companies.
Mr. Sansom has more than 18 years of experience in the solid waste industry between his tenure at Waste Management and at Intergulf. In his 15 years at Intergulf he has held roles in departments ranging from sales to accounting to operations.
Mr. Burkhardt has more than 25 years of experience in the waste, recycling, processing, and industrial services industries and is currently serving as the Vice President of Customer Service, but has previously held positions as Director of Sales and Business Unit Manager for companies in the same industry.
Mr. Wallace has more than 35 years in compliance management and has been with Intergulf since 2010 with a strong background with major corporations.
Mr. Rademaker is a chemical engineer with more than 40 years of experience, including seven years as an Engineering Manager and Site Manager at Intergulf’s 225 advanced processing site, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean-certified, as well as instructor-certified for Covey's 7 Habits.
Mr. Williford has more than 30 years of experience in petroleum logistics, blending, and trading for major corporations as well as smaller independent companies and has been with Intergulf since 2007.
Mr. King began his maritime career in 1989 with Maryland Marine, Inc. as a Tankerman, then as Ship Operator with Odfjell Tankers for 16 years; for the last 11 years he has been the Marine Manager at Intergulf.
Mr. O’Shields has more than 27 years of experience in the transportation industry, managing For Hire, Dedicated and Private fleet, and has been with Intergulf since 2010.
Mr. Willis has more than 20 years of experience in the petrochemical, recycling, and waste industry specializing in Operations, and has been with Intergulf since 2000.
Mrs. Rideaux has more than 15 years of experience in human resources, benefits administration, and employee relations. She has been a member of the Intergulf team since March, 2008.
Mr. Marunowski has more than 25 years in Petroleum/Petrochemical Laboratory Operations with the majority of his experience acquired while working for industry-leading inspection and testing companies, and has been with Intergulf since 2014.