Pennsylvania Small Business Continues Innovating After 13 Years

Date: May 02, 2018

 

NFIB member Mold N’ More Decontamination is dedicated to keeping its mold-fighting game on its toes.

Founded in 2005 by Bill Young, a former Lower Merion police officer and teacher, his two sons and nephew also help run the company, according to the Daily Local News.

The Exton, Pennsylvania-based business’ customer base is primarily in private real estate which mostly covers the Mid-Atlantic states, although the small business is starting to branch out into the government sector.

According to the article, Young discovered Mold N’ More’s ace-in-the-hole product EasyDECON, now called Crystal Clean and Turnout Clean, a revolutionary antimicrobial that kills 99.9 percent of mold, mold spores, bacteria, and viruses, while on a business trip to Colorado.  He immediately contacted the product’s manufacturer, Intelagard Inc. of Lafayette, Colorado. The product was developed by the federal government and also neutralizes the mycotoxins responsible for severe and chronic health issues.

Young became the international technical adviser, master distributor, and a part of the training center for Intelagard, according to the article.

EasyDECON was developed in the late 1990s and was used during the 2001 Anthrax scare in Washington, D.C., New York City, and West Palm Beach, Florida, the 2014 Ebola virus panic in Dallas, Texas, and after the Boston Marathon bombings.

John Aberle, a business consultant to Mold N’More and Intelagard, is quoted as saying that EasyDECON is the go-to decontamination product for the FBI and other government law enforcement agencies.

While Mold N’More has had a successful run in the past 13 years, Young is always trying to innovate the business. In the last four years, Young has discovered two more uses for EasyDECON—it works as a disinfectant for firefighters’ turnout coats and bunker gear to help reduce cancer, and as a disinfectant for a clandestine laboratory/meth-lab to rehabilitate the space to the point where it is habitable again.

“Because it’s worldwide, that would have the biggest market potential,” Young is quoted as saying. “Profits are important, sure, but our emphasis will be to protect firefighters, especially volunteers.”

According to Young another huge market is schools increasingly using artificial turf fields. Young is also looking into working with hospitals, prisons, and other institutional settings.

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