On December 15th the American Integrated Services Team and their families gathered on the iconic Queen Mary in Long Beach to not only share in some Holiday cheer, but to also celebrate the company’s 20th Anniversary. The group of over 500 guests joined Founder and President David Herrera who recognized the contributions and sacrifices made by all to allow AIS to grow from it’s humble beginning in 1998 to the environmental industry leader it is today, comprised of over 350 employees in six locations and revenues over $140M. Please contact us for additional details and to see how AIS can assist on your Team’s next project.
AIS recently executed the explosive felling of the 300-foot chimney at Resolution Copper’s Superior AZ mine. Adding to the complexity of this highly visible project was the compromised structural condition of the chimney. AIS developed an engineered work plan that allowed our demolition specialists to safely and successfully demolish the structure without incident.
On Saturday, December 15, 2018, American Integrated Services, Inc. celebrated 20 years of safely serving our clients, communities and the environment with an all-company Christmas party at The Queen Mary in Long Beach. Our President, David Herrera, gave a wonderful toast honoring family. Here's some of our favorite moments from the evening...
On October 10, 2018, American Integrated Services, Inc. was presented with Pacific Gas and Electric’s ACE Award for Safety Excellence. PG&E’s ACE Award is presented annually, when warranted, to the contractor demonstrating safety excellence including innovative approaches that enhance a robust, proactive, and interactive dedication to project safety. AIS was recognized for exceptional safety contributions on the PG&E Potrero Power Plant & Pier 70 Remediation Project. Pictured (L to R) accepting the ACE award from PG&E are John Werfal (AIS Potrero Power Plant Project Manager), Josh Whittaker (AIS Vice President of Operations), Matt Nicely (AIS Northern CA Regional Manager) and Michaela Forbes (AIS Health & Safety Supervisor).
AMERICAN INTEGRATED SERVICES INC. (AIS), a certified MBE environmental construction contractor headquartered in Wilmington, California, ranks in the Top 200 list of Engineering News-Record (ENR) for the second consecutive year. AIS has been ranked #84 globally for all environmental firms, up (10) spots from 2017. This list includes work performed within Federal, State, and Private market sectors, and is comprised of services like Hazardous and Solid Waste Management, Air Permitting and Facility Pollutant Emissions, Waste Water Treatment, Environmental Management and Compliance, as well as Environmental Science including EIS/EIR’s, wetlands management, planning and monitoring. Click here to view the full list of ENR's Top 200 Environmental Firms.
AIS also moved up six spots in ranking to #18 from the previous year of Environmental Firms reporting 100% of gross revenue derived solely from Environmental Services. These services include chemical and industrial waste cleanup, management and/or disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste; asbestos and lead abatement; decontamination and demolition of industrial properties.
The Beaumont project consists of anaerobic bioremediation of perchlorates impacted soil at the site. Perchlorates were previously used in explosives and flare manufacturing processes. AIS constructed the bioremediation cells using engineered interlocking blocks. The bottom and sides of the cells were lined with thick plastic sheets overlapped and chemically welded together to form a leak proof containment chamber.
Following the excavation and stockpiling of the material, a screen was used to separate rocks and large cobbles from the material. Prepared material was processed through an automated pugmill equipped with metered chemical injection pumps and a conveyer system to deliver the material into the cells.
Pugmill brakes the clay-ey soil clusters, mixes the impacted soil to a homogeneous mass while allowing calculated quantities of soil amendments and water to be added to the mix. Following placement of the processed material into the cells, each cell was covered with welded thick plastic sheets in a “burrito” style and allowed to bioremediate.
Within a short period, the contamination was reduced to below regulatory requirements.
American Integrated Services, Inc. takes great pride in assisting first responders during railroad emergencies. This week AIS crews, in conjunction with Union Pacific Railroad, helped train multiple fire departments, police departments, and other railroad employees on best practices on railcar leak mitigation, damage assessments, Midland ERG application and overall railroad safety. To conclude a great week, AIS instructors led agencies through a live leak hazmat drill incorporating all aspects of the Incident Command Structure.
AIS is a proud sponsor of the Nux4Life Foundation, and once again this year, is sponsoring their annual golf tournament fund raiser. Established on June 22, 2010, the Nux4Life Foundation honors Claudio Patiño IV, a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper who was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 22, 2010. Corporal Patiño was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor (posthumously), the Purple Heart Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal with Valor during an earlier combat deployment. His family, teammates and fellow Scout Snipers have joined forces to ensure that his sacrifice is not forgotten, and have launched this effort in his name.