In Jacksonville, North Carolina, Landia has supplied two submersible mixers for the sludge treatment process at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, which has the largest concentration of Marines and sailors in the world.
Home of Marine Corps Expeditionary Forces in Readiness, Camp Lejeune is a 156,000 acre base that has very strong ties with the civilian neighboring communities.
The installation of the POP-I mixers represents the second time that Landia (also based in North Carolina) has provided equipment for the base’s wastewater treatment plant – the first being in 1997.
Soren Rasmussen, Director of Landia Inc in Cary, North Carolina commented: “We are very proud of our association with Camp Lejeune. Its highly skilled personnel undertake extremely demanding full-scale combat operations and humanitarian missions. It also does excellent work with the community”.
He added: “Our challenge at Camp Lejuene was to provide a customized solution to meet very specific application requirements. As before and as always, we do not provide off-the-shelf products. We look to provide long term solutions, long-term value and personalized customer support. This goes completely beyond the concept of ‘lowest initial cost’, which in our experience always seems to work out far more costly in the end”.
The Camp bears the name of Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, who served more than 40 years with the Marine Corps. He is often referred to as ‘the greatest of all Leathernecks’.
Lieutenant General Lejeune's awards include: Distinguished Service Medal (Navy); Distinguished Service Medal (Army); Sampson Medal (USS Cincinnati); Spanish Campaign Medal; Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal with three Bronze stars for Panama, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic; Mexican Service Medal; Victory Medal with St. Mihiel Champagne, Meuse-Argonne, and Defensive Sector Clasp for World War I; Second Nicaraguan Campaign Medal; French Legion of Honor (Commander); and French Croix de Guerre with Palm.
Lieutenant General Lejeune died on November 20th 1942 at the Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, and was interred in the Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.