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Bivens honored by state water-quality group

Joseph Bivens (left) receives the Loring F. Oeming Award at the Michigan Water Environment Association’s 94th Annual Conference. (Photo provided)


Joseph Bivens received the Loring F. Oeming Award from the Michigan Water Environment Association at the MWEA’s 94th recent annual conference at Boyne Mountain Resort.

This award is given to an industrial plant operator who has demonstrated outstanding work at an industrial facility.

Bivens, of Nashville, is a superintendent and operator with L.D. Docsa Associates, and has been assisting with the operations of the new wastewater pre-treatment plant at the Clemens Food Group in Coldwater. He also provided plant construction, startup, maintenance, trouble-shooting, operation assistance, as well as lead operator when needed, playing a key role in the success of the project from design to operations.

Prior to working at L.D. Docsa, Bivens was employed at the family’s dairy business, Ladine Farms in Bellevue for 37 years.

Bivens attended Kellogg Community College and the Calhoun Technology Center. In his free time, he his wife Bobbi, and two children, Taylor and Graci, go camping, hiking, and volunteer with their church.

The Michigan Water Environment Association, established in 1925, represents more than 3,000 water quality professionals statewide who are dedicated to preserving, restoring and enhancing Michigan’s water environment.

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