ACT New Employee Blog!

Advanced Chemical Transport is pleased to announce our new employee blog. ACT employees will give firsthand accounts of new products, services and improvements in the industry. We will update the ACT blog 3 to 4 times a month and feature different clients and vendors from several different areas and from different employee views.

Please follow us on The ACT homepage, click on our blogger and learn about our extended Advanced Chemical Transport Family where “We Make a Difference.”

ACT is proud to be featured in Bruckner Truck Sales digital magazine for November and December 2013!


Bruckner Truck Sales interviewed Shawn Moudy, the General Manager of our Albuquerque branch, and Pasquale Paduano, the Director of Operations for the HQ, and was quickly able to see that our company culture is centered around customer service at the highest level.

Bruckner’s is our main supplier of trucks in the Albuquerque region because they also provide great customer service! So it was with a measure of pride Bruckner’s made it clear that, as a company, we have the same focus.

Pasquale was quoted as saying, “We do have a strong company culture and that allows us to stay focused on what we do.”

And Shawn noted that he was sure that his move to Albuquerque would “help the customers that we serve.” This made it clear to the Brukner team, and the Albuquerque community that ACT is there to make a difference. Bruckner’s is a strategic partner in helping us do exactly that. Their service and support enables us to maintain our high level of service to all of our clients in the New Mexico region.

Randy Willman, Bruckner’s representative to ACT noted, “It is working with companies like ACT that makes my job rewarding. They are a first-class organization that is growing and they remain as committed as we do at Bruckner’s to providing the highest level of customer service. I consider it a win-win relationship.”

We’d like to formally thank Bruckner Truck Sales for the nice words, and the great service. It is partners like them that enable us to do what we do, and we’re enormously appreciative of that.
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Advanced Chemical Transport Named As One of The Best Places To Work In San Diego For 2013!


ACT was once again named as a 2013 Best Places To Work by The San Diego Business Journal for 2013!

“It is a great honor to have been named as one of the Best Places To Work for the third time in San Diego.,” said General Manager Larry Moore. The core culture at ACT of teamwork and mutual respect means that we celebrate personal and professional accomplishments, and this award is shared by every member and client at ACT. When ACT launched 13 years ago, we established diversity and creating a culture that seeks out and welcomes a variety of experiences and backgrounds to help drive our successful growth. Those same core values guide our employees decisions, actions and require a dedication to highest ethical standards at all levels of the company. ACT has been the recipient of Best Places To Work on a national level as well, we have been named one of the Fastest Growing Companies by Inc. Magazine for 4 years in a row! Having these distinctions and awards contributes to ACT being an industry leader and employer of choice amongst the environmental management industry.

Forty companies were honored at The San Diego Business Journals annual event. Winners were determined through a company wide survey, which was used to identify and recognize the best places to work in San Diego County, benefitting the city’s economy, workforce and other businesses. This year ACT ranked number 7 on the list of medium sized businesses and was the only Environmental Management Firm on the list!
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ACT named one of the 10 Best Places to Work in industry-wide poll!


ACT has been voted one of the 10 best places to work in the first-ever national poll by Waste Recycling News! Waste Recycling News (WRN) is one of the premier journals of our industry and we are proud and thrilled to have gained this honor. WRN polled over 100 companies nationwide to determine the winners and, based on our employee feedback, we’re one of the 10 best places to work in the US!

To be considered for this survey ACT had to participate in a two-part process; an internal evaluation, and a company wide survey of all 190 employees across the U.S. In the first portion of the survey, WRN conducted a thorough HR evaluation, looking at our company philosophy, workplace policies, demographics, and personnel practices. The second part consisted of a nation-wide survey to measure our employee’s experience and overall satisfaction.

"We’ve always known that we have one of the best pools of employees in the industry, and now we know that the feeling is mutual! As the CEO I would like to thank each and every one of you, and promise that we’ll keep doing our best to keep ACT one of the best places to work in the country." - Walt Singer, ACT's president.

ACT has made Inc Magazine’s 500/5000 list!

Advanced Chemical Transport (ACT) is proud to announce that, for the fourth year running, it has made Inc Magazine’s 500/5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies!

ACT joins the ranks of elite companies that have made the list repeatedly (less than 3% of companies appear on the list more than once). In doing so, ACT joins such prestigious companies as Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Jamba Juice, Zappos, and Oracle.

Achieving this award required concerted effort from every department and every employee. Our 147% three-year growth required hiring new staff, developing new systems and technologies, opening new locations, and creating new lines of service to increase our value to our market.

Naturally, it also meant that sales had to do a superb job of acquiring new clients while we all collaborated to keep our existing customers happy and constantly coming back.

"I am thrilled at this acknowledgement, and I would personally like to congratulate the entire team!" - Walt Singer, ACT's president.

ACT Escondido Picnic!

Advanced Chemical Transport, Escondido held its annual company picnic at beautiful Palo Verde Lake in Alpine, CA. It was a great day for all; the weather was perfect and sunny and the food, which was prepared by Carlos Uribe, was fantastic. The entire staff and their families had a fun day filled with swimming, games, and sporting events. A big thanks to Jeff Ruhl and his staff for putting it all together and to Larry Moore for Hosting!

Team ACT Chaparral gets a Facelift!

During the week of Independence Day, our team pulled together and gave the entire office a new paint job. It also jump started a "Spring Cleaning" movement that had us dispose of tons of old books, manuals, and materials that were out dated.

YEA Chaparral!
- Mike Loustaunau

ACT Annual Sales Meeting!

During the first week of May Act held its annual corporate Sales Meeting in Los Gatos California. The venue was held at a beautiful Country Club Setting with excellent views and great food. The meeting included review of the ACT software systems. Additionally eye opening presentations of the newest service lines offered by ACT were reviewed and discussed including the capabilities of our new Reactive and Cylinder Services Group as well as the capabilities of the ever expanding ACT Consulting Services Group. The Grand Finale included an Italian style dinner where the following team members where recognized for their outstanding contributions and personal success with ACT:

Jason Catalano – Highest Sales Revenue Company Wide for 2012
Spencer Spaff – Highest Revenue in Southern California 2012
Carolyn Beoris – Highest Revenue % above business Goal for a 1st year employee
Manager Zane Gentzler – Highest Overall Facility Revenue 2012
Adam Brandin – 10 year Anniversary at ACT

Advanced Chemical Transport would like to recognize all their Account Managers and staff for their tireless efforts.

Congratulations to these and all Advanced Chemical Transport staff for their continued contributions to making ACT a Great Place to Work for 13 years!

Jeff Ruhl celebrates 10 years with ACT!

This last week at ACT has seen the decade mark achieved by one of our team members Jeff Ruhl. Jeff started at ACT in 2003 as a field technician in the southern California region and steadily worked his way up the ranks, learning the ins and outs of not only ACT but the industry as a whole and is now the operations manager for the 2nd largest branch in San Diego. Larry Moore, the branch manager of San Diego, on behalf of ACT President Walter H. Singer, presented Jeff with a gold Rolex watch for his time and dedication to everyone at ACT!

Way to go Jeff, we look forward to 10 more great years with you!

ACT mourns a loss in our family.

On Saturday, Jo-Ann Ricci who has been with ACT for over 12 years lost her son Anthony. Anthony served 2 tours in the Middle East for the US Army, four years fighting forest fires for the Department of Forestry and recently had lived in Salt Lake City. Anthony was living back home in the bay area with his family when tragedy struck over the weekend. This is a very sad time for Jo-Ann, her family and all of us at ACT. We will all try to get through this loss together. Your prayers will be greatly appreciated.

ACT recycling with The Fortune 100!

Advanced Chemical Transport has helped all of our clients in their efforts toward a greener work environment through recycling and re-use! Recently one of ACT’s top clients congratulated ACT in our efforts to recycle over 60% of their waste via fuels blending and energy recovery. As Walter Singer put it, that would be roughly 830 pounds per person of waste saved and recycled every year. This equates to one freight train of weight saved for just one client! ACT is very proud of how we find new ways to re-use and recycle almost everything we find! As a whole ACT helps our clients recycle 89% of their waste, and we are one of the top 100 Recyclers nationwide, voted by a national waste & recycling publication.

ACT welcomes Robert Garton!

ACT would like to welcome Robert Garton to our Sunnyvale office where he will be working in our EH&S department. Robert has 30 years’ experience in the EH&S industry working at large companies such as Apple Computer and NASA Ames Research Center. Robert earned his B.S. in Biology/Geology from San Jose State University and is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.

Robert has been married to his wife for 41 years and they have three children plus three wonderful grandchildren. In their spare time Robert and Linda work with non-profit organizations and enjoy spending time in Yosemite.

This is an exciting time for ACT as we continue to grow and expand our Consulting Services, and Robert will be an integral part.

ACT Team Wins to start out New Year!

In the fall of 2012, our Sandia facility participated in an ACT volleyball sporting event in Albuquerque, NM. The team played a 10 game season and went on to win the championship in December 2012. Awesome job ACT! Everyone was very excited and had great time throughout the season. Thank you ACT for your support and making this a great place to work! The players that we had this season from ACT were: Ken Tetreault, Tony Mocadlo, Chris Dean, Therese Martinez-Loner, Erik Martinez, Tasha Budlong, Jorge Martinez, Jorge Lopez, Ricardo Alvarado, Michael Vallejos. We also had some fill in players throughout the season. Thanks to Todd, Amanda, Charlie, Sean, and Kristy for playing with us.

Players in the picture after championship game were: Top left to right-Chris Dean, Michael Vallejos, Ken Tetreault. Bottom left to right-Jorge Lopez, Ricardo Alvarado, Jorge Martinez, Amanda.

ACT Flawless!

Since March 2008, our ACT Sunnyvale location has undergone five inspections by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) without receiving a single violation. This inspection is conducted by the state in order to ensure the facility is in compliance with the requirements of the California Medical Waste Management Act (MWMA) and our medical waste transfer station permit. Krista Harsono, ACT's Compliance Director said, "These inspections cover everything from paperwork preparation, pick-up and disposal to truck inspections and spill investigations". Krista went on to say that if it wasn't for staff like Jamie Shartzer (Operations Manager) and his crew of CSRs, these inspections would be a much more rigorous task tracking down and verifying paperwork.

ACT’s Container recycling program exceeds goals!

ACT is currently recycling just over 87% of all containers utilized at our TSDF. Utilizing the latest technologies in recycling, and decontamination ACT processes over 6000 drums and containers through our own treatment center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Not only are containers re-certified and given a new life; non-salvageable containers are put into a recycling program. If you think of discarded containers as a fuel; for every 100 pounds of typical waste 80 pounds can be burned as fuel to generate electricity at a power plant. Another way to put this is for every ton of waste that ACT recycles or re-certifies at the treatment facility we can generate about 525 kilowatt - hours of electricity. This is enough to heat a typical office building for one full day. ACT’s container recycling saves enough energy to power 65 houses!

ACT ranked in Top 100 Recyclers Nationwide!

Advanced Chemical Transport has once again cracked the Top 100 Recyclers Nationwide! This last year has been a very busy one for ACT with acquisitions and growth ACT has also moved up 10 spots in the national recycle rankings to number 79, from 89 last year. Due in large part to our tremendous staff and clients ACT stays on the forefront of recyclers, helping to recycle 89% of our clients waste. Every year and with every client Founder & President Walter Singer and his staff find new ways in which to reuse and recycle more waste.

ACT holds their Inaugural Summer Invite!

ACT’s Los Angeles offices held their inaugural summer picnic this August. Friends and family were invited to enjoy a beautiful Summer day before school starts and Fall sets in. There were face painters, bounce houses and barbecue and fun to be had by all. Pasquale Paduano and Vince Cavaliere took photos and arranged an incredible time for everyone.

ACT makes The 2012 Inc. 500/5000 list!

We Did It... ACT makes The Inc. 500/5000 list for the third straight year!

For the third consecutive year ACT is proud to say we made the Inc. Magazine's list of the Fastest Growing Companies in The United States. ACT is one of only a few companies honored with continually making the list of fasting growing organizations in the Inc. 500/5000.

Advanced Chemical is a private held employee owned organization with committed employees who understand the meaning and drive needed to "Make a Difference." ACT has grown exponentially over the last 2 years and we continue and plan for continuing the trend of making a difference for our clients, our employees, and our industry.

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ACT named one of Country's Top 100 Solid Waste Haulers!

ACT has been named one of the Country’s Top 100 Solid Waste Haulers! In the July 23rd annual piece on hauling ACT has once again cracked the Top 100, with some of the largest international competitors.

ACT July Sales Breakfast!

On Friday morning the entire Sunnyvale sales team through an appreciation breakfast for their Field Staff! Adam Brandin and Pat “Omelette King” Johnson along with the sales team cooked a homemade feast fit for a king, or in this case Kings of The Field. The entire Sunnyvale sales staff was in at 6 AM, which is when the field staff comes in everyday, to cook a homemade meal for them in appreciation of all they do for their clients. Led by Pat Johnson on the omelettes, and Freddie Vasquez’ world famous Pumpkin Bread, the team had a virtual around the world breakfast with meats and pastries.

Pasquale Paduano thought the breakfast was a fantastic idea and encouraged others to do the same. “This is what we are all about at ACT, a family that helps each other and shows how much each person means to the others and the overall growth of our company”.

ACT named one of Silicon Valley's Largest Private Companies!

Advanced Chemical Transport, a leading national environmental management company has been named as one of the Top Largest Private Companies. The rankings, based on revenue, place ACT in the top 100 for the second time.

The rankings include companies from a wide array of industries, from hi tech, to environmental to health care and government. The list has companies with revenue that range from 10’s of millions to 100’s of million dollars in revenue.

Founder & President Walter H. Singer said “Our staff and client’s know we provide the highest level of service and we are thrilled to be recognized for it!” “Over the last year ACT has grown exponentially and as a team and company we have kept up our beliefs to be the best.”

ACT has been providing environmental solutions since 2000 in California and has now expanded to over 3 states and internationally.

ACT on the Move!

Advanced Chemical Transport helped a national lab move several oversized loads in New Mexico. The move went very smooth and without any problems on the load, transport and unload to a safe location.

This move created its own special challenges from the start requiring oversize load permits with close bridge clearances. The other challenges that we met were containing the Beryllium for transport and the disposal of large, & heavy pieces of machinery, as well as the unload while normal business operations continued.

The load consisted of large pieces of decommissioned equipment that were contaminated with beryllium. The weights of the pieces ranged from 4000 to 19,000 pounds.

The pieces were placed into specialty containment bags and loaded and on to a drop-deck trailer. The load was transported as an escorted oversize load to the destination where each piece was unloaded with a 40-ton mobile crane in a secured and compacted area.

All operations were performed on schedule in a safe, compliant manner.

ACT welcomes a national lab site to our workforce.

With the acquisition of Rinchem’s environmental business unit ACT will continue to provide management and operational support to a national laboratory in New Mexico. The onsite staff will manage one treatment, storage and disposal facility, one on-site 90-day accumulation area, one solid waste transfer facility and oversee the safe and efficient handling and disposal of most regulated and non-regulated chemicals, other wastes and recyclable materials. ACT will also play a role in the support of other programs at the laboratory such as the Pollution Prevention Program, the Lead Management Program, Hazardous Materials Inspections and the Emergency Response Team. Ken Tetreault, the Branch Manager for ACT’s HWMF/SWCRC facilities, said, “ACT has done similar work before and this is going to be a seamless transition for us and the laboratory.” Founder & President Walter H. Singer said that he looks forward to having such a talented staff join our ACT operations. ACT would like to welcome the former Rinchem employees to their expanding ACT family and look forward to a great relationship.

ACT participated in DEA's "National Drug Take Back Day"!

On April 28, 2012 Advanced Chemical Transport participated in The DEA’s “Prescription Drug Take Back Day” with local law enforcement agencies and UC Merced Hospital. Brian Trefault the G.M. for ACT Merced volunteered their services and expertise to properly package, transport, and disposal of prescription medicines and “sharps” used/unused syringes. Local law enforcement agents were quoted as saying “ACT’s willingness to partner with the UC Merced Police Department during this event reflects positively on you and your company’s commitment to public service and to the citizens of Merced County. I look forward to working with you again on future events.

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ACT on the rise!

ACT has been fast at work over the last year doubling its staff and facilities, like this brand new non-hazardous bulking warehouse in Merced.

ACT Places on The Fastest Growing Private Companies List!

Advanced Chemical Transport has once again placed in The Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies List for The Bay Area. ACT ranked number 36 this year and is on the list for the third straight year. Walter H. Singer Founder & President has grown the company enormously over the last 3 years and has expanded outside of California to the Southwest. Mr. Singer said “We could not do it without people like Jason." (Shown holding plaque).

ACT crafts deal to acquire unit of Rinchem Co. [ Full article ]

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway

In response to ACT’s press release regarding the purchase of Rinchem’s environmental business, PR Newswire displayed ACT’s logo, recent professional awards and press release title in Times Square, New York City.

Here is the press release:

"Advanced Chemical Transport Inc. (ACT) of California has entered into a purchase agreement with Rinchem Inc of New Mexico to acquire its environmental services operations. Upon closure of this acquisition ACT will gain full access to its own fully permitted TSDF in New Mexico as well as 3 other facilities in the Southwest and Mexico. The divestiture will allow Rinchem Inc to focus on its primary business line of premier chemical handling solutions. ACT will use its specialized Hazardous Waste expertise to grow the existing Rinchem environmental service operations. ACT’s President and CEO Walter Singer states “This is an incredible opportunity for ACT. It is rare to find a firm that matches ACT’s commitment to quality, customer service, the environment and its employees. Rinchem’s operations will blend seamlessly with our current operations. We are proud to have such a talented and highly committed staff joining the ACT family. Having access to a TSDF with the compliance record and operational standards of ISO quality will present great opportunities for ACT to better serve its clients. By increasing the TSDF’s utilization with ACT’s volume and gaining the strategic advantages of operating a TSDF ACT will add additional services, expand on its recycling programs and offer more options to meet the needs of our market.”

ACT is an employee owned and operated company, every member has a personal investment in the best most professional service possible. Since its inception ACT has been providing our clients customized, safe and efficient solutions for their environmental management needs. ACT has been selected as one of the Best Places to Work in both Northern and Southern California, Fastest growing by The Business Journal and Inc. Magazine. ACT employs over 95 professionals and will add 53 with this acquisition.

ACT hires new Director of Sales in Southern California

ACT is pleased to announce that as of Aug 15th Vincent M. Cavaliere (Vince) will join Advanced Chemical Transportation to Manage the Southern California sales staff. Vince joins us with 21 years of environmental sales and marketing experience, all with one organization. In his previous role as Regional Sales Manager, Vince has managed annual sales revenues in excess of $45 Million with responsibility for all sales in four western states including California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. He brings to ACT a wealth of experience and knowledge along with a superior level of customer service. These skills will allow continued unparalleled successes in revenue growth for ACT in Southern California. It will also bring expertise in new geographic areas and market sectors of the Environmental industry.

On a personal note: Vince grew up in Canada and received his marketing certificate from Vanier College in Montreal. Along with 6 children, Michael, Ashley, Chris, Liam, Ryan and Cade. Vince enjoys sports, especially Hockey and traveling with his wife Maureen

10,000 drums

For the first time in its history Advanced Chemical Transport moved over 10,000 drums in the month of June. Walter H. Singer, President of ACT would like to thank the entire staff for their tremendous effort and hard work in June!

Keeping California Green

UC Merced building reopens after chemical spill forces evacuation

Advanced Chemical Transport was notified Tuesday by UC Merced to contain a hazardous chemical spill. A chemical spill on UC Merced campus forced the closure of a lab building for Tuesday evening. ACT sent in a cleanup team to handle the delicate operation. ACT was there in conjunction with CAL Fire HAZMAT and several local fire agencies and rescue service. ACT handled the spill within a few hours and was asked for its expertise on how to ensure this does not happen again. Read more...

Belly Wings and High Mileage Tires

Advanced Chemical Transport, Inc. is proud to announce a yearly fuel savings of 3% for our transportation fleet! By utilizing high mileage tires and belly wings on all long haul trailers, we’re saving 30,000 gallons of fuel, equivalent to the amount a full railroad tanker would use in an entire year! This is just one of the many ways “We Make A Difference”.

Gina Bailey celebrates 10 years with ACT!

Gina Bailey celebrates her 10 year anniversary with Advanced Chemical Transport with Branch Manager Larry Moore

Save a Tree Awareness Program

“We Make A Difference” when it comes to protecting the environment. Advanced Chemical Transport has recently launched it’s “Save a Tree Awareness Program” by switching to electronic billing for over 80% of our clients. We’re saving 100,000 sheets of paper per year, which is roughly 13 trees! Other benefits of this program include time and energy savings for ACT staff and clients, including the convenience of receiving pricing and billing updates via email. Join us in proactively decreasing paper waste!

Walter Singer named to The Board of Advisors to Viterbi School of Civil and Environmental Engineering - 01/05/2011

Walter H. Singer Founder and President of Advanced Chemical Transport has been named to The Board of Advisors to Viterbi School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As a USC Alumni this appointment is an honor to Mr. Singer, he will be able to affect the current and future students in the same way the teachers and advisors had an affect on him during his tenure as a USC student.

During his time as an advisor Mr. Singer will have the opportunity to advise the entire department on matters that will affect current curriculum as well as help set new industry standards and professional development in the field of Environmental Management.

Broad vision helps Advanced Chemical over long haul
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal: Small Business Strategies - 09/09/2009


Advanced Chemical Transport does more than it's name implies, which has helped it grow its revenue over the past three years by nearly 60 percent to about $12 million. The Sunnyvale company has been collecting hazardous waste - including chemical, biological and low-level waste products - from hundreds of companies throughout California throughout the decade. Read complete article

ACT makes The Inc. 5000 for 2010 - 09/22/2010


ACT has made The Inc. 5000 latest list ranking, for 2010, of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. ACT is ranked 39th in the Environmental Waste Management category.

Founder & President Walter H. Singer has led the company from one location to four and experienced 400 % growth in the last 4 years while retaining 94 percent of its client base. Throughout its tremendous growth, ACT has maintained an exemplary safety record, and employee and client retention. ACT employs over ninety professionals, and is always seeking new talented professionals to assist with a 5 year growth plan of accessing $50 million in annualized revenue.

In addition, ACT has also been voted one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Silicone Valley and San Diego as well as Best Places to Work 3 years running.

Broad vision helps Advanced Chemical over long haul
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal: Small Business Strategies - 09/09/2009


Advanced Chemical Transport does more than it's name implies, which has helped it grow its revenue over the past three years by nearly 60 percent to about $12 million. The Sunnyvale company has been collecting hazardous waste - including chemical, biological and low-level waste products - from hundreds of companies throughout California throughout the decade. Read complete article

ACT named as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times - 04/20/2009


ACT named as one of the 50 Bay Area's "Best Places to Work" in its category by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times. The award recognizes Bay Area companies based on the satisfaction of their employees. Open to all companies based in the Bay Area, each were evaluated via online employee surveys, on a wide range of topics, including team and manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, work engagement and people practices. This year, more than 350 firms competed for the opportunity to be recognized as one of the top companies in the annual "Bay Area's Best Places to Work" survey.

ACT named as one of San Diego's 50 Best Places to Work
San Diego Business Journal - 05/18/09


ACT named as one of the San Diego Business Journal’s "2009 San Diego's 50 Best Places to Work." Companies on the list excel at fostering a positive work environment, along with attracting and retaining employees by promoting a unique corporate culture. To determine the best places to work, participating employers are required to detail company policies, practices, benefits and demographics. The employees are then surveyed to measure workplace satisfaction. Employees anonymously give feedback on topics ranging from leadership and planning, culture and communications, role satisfaction, working environment, relationship with supervisor, training and development, pay and benefits, and overall satisfaction.

Safety Award for Advanced Chemical Transport
State Compensation Insurance Fund, Loss Control Services – 01/15/09


A Safety Award is being presented on your behalf and all Advanced Chemical Transport staff who played a role in your organization’s excellent loss history and loss ratios for policy years 2001 to 2005... Your incurred loss ratio for this period was at or below 1% which is extraordinary for a firm of your size and is far below the industry average in loss ratio percentage for an organization in your industry sector. Read complete letter.

2008 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal – 10/8/08


The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal Tuesday announced ACT among its Fast 50 - the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the Silicon Valley. Rankings were based on percentage of revenue growth from 2005 through 2007. Read complete article.

Everything's going up. Rising commodity prices, eco-awareness help recyclers counter energy costs
Waste News - 9/15/08

ACT included in the largest 100 U.S. and Canadian companies ranked by revenue from the collection, processing and sale of recyclables. Read the complete Waste News article.

Hazardous Materials Handlers an Indispensable Resource
San Diego Business Journal - 9/22/08

For local life sciences firms, in between the research and the results is the pesky medical waste, which has fueled an industry in San Diego dedicated to dealing with it. Read complete article.

2008 Fastest 100 Growing Privately Held Companies
San Diego Business Journal- 9/18/2008


Each year the San Diego Business Journal researches and publishes the list of the 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the San Diego area.

The ranking is based on a percentage of revenue increase over a three-year period. ACT’s San Diego Office was included in this year’s top 100.

ACT named as one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area.


The Best Places to Work survey is conducted annually by The San Francisco Business Times, East Bay Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. ACT was ranked 3rd in the small business category based on the results of an employee survey covering work environment and culture, benefits and opportunities.

“We have fun,” said Marta Prada, the company’s office and human resources manager. Yet beneath the casual office atmosphere there is a commitment to performance and safety that translates into a pride for everyone in the employee-owned firm. Read complete article [PDF].