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

48Advanced 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 San Diego’s 50 Best Places to Work San Diego Business Journal

51ACT 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.

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

50ACT 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.

Safety Award for Advanced Chemical Transport State Compensation Insurance Fund, Loss Control Services

safety-awardA 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 Fastest 100 Growing Privately Held Companies San Diego Business Journal

54Each 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

55The 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.