ACT New Mexico teaching Our Future Environmental Specialists!

Shawn Moudy, General Manager of The Albuquerque branch in New Mexico, undertook the task of being a Mentor to 2 local school children who were doing a school report on the Environment and Oil. Shawn did this while also handling day-to-day operations of 1 of ACT’s biggest branches.

The children wanted to know several things about the environment and how oil affects it, Shawn gave them 25 years plus of his working experience on the environment and how oil can and does affect everything around it. They discussed where the oil comes from how it is extracted and how ACT manages & actually recycles oil for reuse purposes to keep it from soaking into ground water, or being buried in landfills. He explained how doing this saves habitats and keeps wildlife safe from spills due to accidents.

The 2 turned in their report with all that Shawn and ACT had taught them, and rumor has it they did quite well on it, way to go Shawn & ACT New Mexico!

We’re Hiring! An Exciting Time at ACT

It’s an exciting time at Advanced Chemical Transport (ACT)! We are looking for self-motivated individuals who can help transform the company through our key initiative moving the company to proactive and strategic sales and marketing driven company. We have a goal to grow our business greater than 15% per year and double the business in the next 5 years. There are many growth initiatives driving our objectives including looking at regional and product expansion. There are also significant strategic trends shaping our market including offering more sustainable hazardous waste management practices, developing “niche” innovative service lines, and just overall thinking outside the box. This individual will be key to position ACT as a national leader and help shape our growth. 
So, if you are up for the challenge and want to join one of the “fastest growing” employees owned firms and one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Western US then contact us and let’s grow together.

Currently we are seeking 5 new staff members for our Albuquerque branch, ranging from warehouse tech, technical support, field technician, lab pack chemist and hazardous materials technician driver Class A! If you have or know of someone who fits the bill send him or her to ACT for a life long career!

Check out our Careers section here!

What I Live For

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In preparation for National Safety Month, employees at ACT were asked, what do you live for and what do you do safely at work so that you can pursue your passion. Gina Bailey, our dedicated Office Manager in Escondido, had an important message that we would like to share.

22 Titanium screws and rods, am I the ‘Bionic Woman’? No, but since my spinal fusion two years ago, life from this perspective looks great! Before surgery, I couldn’t remember what it felt like to be pain free. I knew I needed surgery, but I had heard all the horror stories about spinal fusions, and visions would pop into my head of my doctor like a cartoon character wearing a headlight in a small dark operating room, bearing down on my back like a mad man with screws and a screwdriver!

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I finally realized the quality of my life was suffering, and this surgery was needed – I had too much living to do. My daughter was having my first grandbaby and I wanted to be able to hold this child, play with this child, and share everything I could pain-free. I decided surgery had to be my answer. And it was.

Now, three grandbabies later (yes, that was fast, right?), you wouldn’t even know I had surgery – I play with, carry and run after these babies – and I love that surgery has made it possible for me to have my life back again.

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I feel like this is my second chance with my ‘new’ back, and I want to maintain this healthy back any way I can. Since my day requires deskwork, it was important I have my workspace as ergonomically correct as possible. I had an assessment done, and now I use a footrest and lower lumbar spinal support on my chair. If needed, I take a stretch break – or walk around the yard. I have made my work environment, as safe as possible, and this will enable me to maintain my healthy lifestyle through my safe work environment.

And full circle – this allows me to enjoy my life with my family and grandbabies. This is what it’s all about. This IS what I live for!

10 Years of Commitment & Dedication!

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ACT is ecstatic to announce the 10-year anniversaries of Doug Cameron, Scott Andrews, and Marta Prada. When employees start with the company and are still with you a decade later, it’s a testament to everyone involved, the employees, the company, and the company leadership. Each of these ACT family members have helped make the company shine, provide our renowned customer service, and created business that has helped everyone-customers and company alike-to prosper. Everyone at ACT gives a hearty shout out to Marta, Scott, and Doug & extend our deepest thanks for your years of hard work, commitment, and dedication.

Warmest Regards,

Walter Singer | President
Advanced Chemical Transport

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ACT’s Annual Sales Meeting!

On April 21, 2015, during ACT’s Company Wide Sales meeting held in Seal Beach CA:

The following Account Managers were recognized for their achievements during 2014:

Largest New Account Winner Danny Carpentier

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Greatest Percentage over Budget Annette Peck
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New Business Contest Winner Bruce Wescott
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Account Manager of the Year Mariana Sabich
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Congratulation to all of you!!

Surprise, Arizona Annual HHW Days!

On Saturday, April 11, the city of Surprise Arizona, held their bi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days! Advanced Chemical Transports Phoenix branch handled oversight & technical support for this years event. This years collection event drew almost 1000 vehicles, a record for this program! ACT would like to thank everyone who participated and utilized this years collection.

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University of Southern California Viterbi 2015 Awards

usc-viterbi-2015-awardsACT was pleased to be a 2015 sponsor the University of Southern California Viterbi awards. During this wonderful evening at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles; Master of Ceremonies Dean Yannis Yortos presented awards to: Andrew Liveris: CEO of Dow chemical, Dr. Sultan Amed Al Jaber: UAE Minister of State, and Feng Deng Co-Founder of Northern Light Ventures for their vast contributions to society as engineers. The leadership, entrepreneurship, and vision of these men has not only been shining examples for USC engineering, their accomplishments have made our world a better place for many. These types of advances in engineering are at the forefront as the worlds population rises and resources are diminished. ACT is proud to support all the great USC engineers and entrepreneurs that are meeting this challenge.

ACT Merced responding to an Emergency response of a rolled over big rig!

act_mercedOur Merced office responding to an Emergency response of a rolled over big rig. The truck leaked diesel into a storm drain and released to a creek leading to the Delta. As always our staff did a great job as you can see below in the email from our customer (also vendor).

-Brian Trefault

“‘…Containers Unlimited would like to sincerely thank you for the exceptional customer service you and your team exemplified in our time of emergency and need yesterday. We were thoroughly impressed and very grateful for your follow thru, servicing you guys for some years now on your container needs; act_merced3response time and communication throughout the process. As your vendor that has been the role was reversed and we quickly became the customer and felt the high level of act_merced2service that ACT provided. It was truly awesome. We appreciate your hard work and professionalism and it will stay with us for some time as we reflect back on the incident that occurred yesterday.’

Can’t thank you enough!

Sincerely,
Andrea Ocanas & Mike McGuire
And the entire Containers Unlimited Team!

Arizona’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

On Saturday March 7, The City of Apache Junction, Arizona held their annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. Oversight and support was provided by Advanced Chemical Transport’s Phoenix branch. This year’s event attracted the largest number of residents in the program’s 8-year history.

We want to thank everyone who participated in this year’s event.

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