ACTenviro is awarded the Gold Shovel Standard Certification

ACTenviro News Flash

This is exciting! ACTenviro has received the Gold Shovel Standard Certification (GSS). This is an important certification for companies such as ACTenviro as it’s an indication of increased safety awareness and a commitment to continuous damage prevention improvement.


Gold Shovel Standard has rapidly become a permanent fixture in much of North America as the industry has embraced this important program. GSS certification is already required to work at specific client sites and is gaining popularity among the energy industry. Notably, GSS has been embraced by some of the largest telecom companies, gas and electric utilities, pipeline operators, engineering firms and a variety of municipalities.

As ACTenviro expands into new geographies and service lines the GSS certification will be an important arrow in our quiver and provide a competitive edge.

About Gold Shovel Standard

Gold Shovel Standard (GSS) is a nonprofit organization committed to improving workforce and public safety and the integrity of buried infrastructure. GSS believes that greater transparency in all aspects of damage prevention among buried-asset operators, locators and excavators is essential to drive continuous improvement, and vital to increasingly safe working conditions and communities.

ACTenviro Announces Acquisition of Fremouw Environmental

Fremouw Environmental Services is now part of the ACT family

SAN JOSE, CA, March 30, 2021 ––ACTenviro, a nationally-recognized environmental and hazardous waste management firm, announces the acquisition of Fremouw Environmental Services (FES). As a part of the purchase, ACTenviro is welcoming a distinguished team of environmental professionals and experienced field crews. The business deal expands ACTenviro’s fleet and specialty equipment throughout the western United States.

This partnership is a natural fit,”explained Tim Smith, CEO of ACTenviro. “With similar visions and cultures, the combined companies are poised for immediate success. Our shared commitment to safety and reliable service will not change. Clients of both companies now have access to expanded capabilities, environmental expertise, specialty equipment, and more local resources to support their environmental needs.

FES provides a complete range of industrial services, waste management, and emergency response throughout California. “We are excited to continue providing the same high-quality service to our long-term clients and grow our business backed by the strength and resources of ACTenviro,”remarked Ted Fremouw, FES President and CEO.

About ACTenviro

ACTenviro is a nationally recognized environmental andhazardous waste managementfirm headquartered in San Jose, CA. It is one of the top 100 recyclers in the United States. The firm services more than 2500 clients throughout thewestern United States from its 15 locations.

About of Fremouw Environmental

Fremouw Environmental Services, Inc is a certified small business located in Dixon, California employing over 50 employees and operating a modern fleet of equipment. As a full-service provider offers, the company provides industrial cleaning, spill response, waste handling, packaging, reduction, and waste transport with an intense focus on safety and compliance.

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