OXFORD, Miss. – An Oxford startup that provides a vital service to hospitals and medical clinics in the Southeast is getting national exposure through an episode of a television program focusing on innovative companies and products.
GreenServ Inc., a medical waste and compliance firm, spent the month of May filming for “World’s Greatest,” a television show that highlights the best companies, products and places around the world. It is scheduled to air at 5 a.m. July 10 on DirecTV channel 305 and Dish Network channel 250.
University of Mississippi alumnus John Alford and business partner Will Fountain started the company in 2012. With a combined 35 years of experience in medical sales, Alford and Fountain noticed something missing in the medical industry.
“We saw a need in the medical waste market for a company that will provide the quality service at a competitive rate,” Fountain said. “Through market research, we discovered customers needed an alternative.”
When GreenServ was in its beginning stages, Alford and Fountain worked two jobs for five years. Now, the company has grown to 17 employees in three locations and covers all of Mississippi, western Tennessee and half of Louisiana.
GreenServ has also implemented a mail-back program that will service medical care providers across the country.
“World’s Greatest” reached out to Alford and Fountain nearly a year ago and after several interviews, the company was selected to appear on the program.
“When we actually got the call letting us know we had been chosen, it was extremely exciting,” Alford said. “We are continually working to develop our brand, so that the health care providers in our region think of GreenServ first when it comes to regulated medical waste and regulatory compliance.”
Alford added that GreenServ’s employees are excited about the program and said each employee has been a key part of the business successes over the years.
“They have bought into and contributed to the system we have, and it’s fun for them to see it working as well,” he said. “We have been extremely blessed in more ways than we can count, and are looking forward to the next five years.”
The program will explore GreenServ’s growth, ability to save customers money and its mail-back program. It will also feature GreenServ’s focus on technology and how the company works to make the customers’ businesses more cost-effective and easier.