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Updated: 09/30/2012 08:02:04AM

A-C-T employees celebrated

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A-C-T Environmental and Infrastructure recognized many employees for contributions at their annual awards celebration last week.

Held Sept. 18 the individual awards were given in several categories, including length of service, A-C-T’s 10 core values, unsung hero, and safety.

Additionally, employees selected, by vote, one of their colleagues to receive the Most Valuable Peer, known as the MVP, award

A-C-T’s core values were developed around the concept that to be successful, each member of the company’s team would focus on attitude, contribution and teamwork – a philosophy that helps sustain the firm’s viability regardless of unpredictable conditions in the economy.

The company also celebrated several accomplishments during their year in review, including, including receiving the Public Service award from the Florida Public Relations Association for giving back to the community in meaningful ways outside of routine core business services. Since 2008, A-C-T has increased the companywide United Way participation from 22 to 90 percent.

One of the highlights of the evening was celebrating the company’s recognition as an employer of excellence – on local and state levels.

On the local level, Polk Works named A-C-T an Employer of Distinction after earning the Best Places to Work distinction for the three consecutive years. At the state level, Florida Trend magazine also named the company as one of Florida’s 2012 100 Best Companies to Work For, a distinction A-C-T also earned in 2010 and 2011.

“all of our recognitions are important, but especially these, because they send a message to our customers that A-C-T cares about hiring and retaining the best talent in the industry and that we’re doing so to provide the best possible service at a fair price to meet our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations.” A-C-T President, Rob Kincart said. He added, “Happy employees create happy customers.”

Based in Bartow, A-C-T is an established multi-disciplined professional environmental, engineering and field services firm with expertise in a range of areas, including environmental sciences, engineering, industrial hygiene, industrial services, infrastructure, waste management and emergency response. It employs nearly 100 professionals from its offices in Bartow, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Orlando, Naples and Fort Lauderdale.

A-C-T Employee Recognitions

Service Awards

Five years:

Olin Bramlett, Scott Fullerton, Jason Huffman, Clay Dessler and Daniel Mullins

10 years:

Eric Jonsson and Patrick Spears

Safety Awards

Jason Huffman

Unsung Hero Awards (acts of unsolicited and outstanding kindness)

Olin Bramlett

Easton Grimes and Ben Smith

Core Value Awards*

Ashley Shive (Great Customer Service), Olin Bramlett (Extraordinary Effort), Doug Coleman (Competence and Accountability), Joe Whittington (Valuable Counsel), Jennifer Wisdom (Consistent Communication), Patrick Spears (Safest Operations), Oliver Strawbridge (Maximum Flexibility), Jason Fabsik (Sustainable Solutions), Lori Wolf (Fiscal Stewardship) and Larry Legg (Desired Results)

Most Valuable Peer Awards (selected by colleagues)

Derek Watson

*Eligible for A-C-T’s Employee of the Year award to be announced December 2012)