Are you looking for an efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective solution for your sludge dewatering needs?
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Similar to the packaging, transporting, and disposal of radioactive waste, there are detailed laws and regulations concerning storing radioactive materials, which fall within the hazardous waste category. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulates hazardous waste, including radioactive waste. Strict adherence to requirements for the storage of radioactive waste is Vital to the safety of your employees and to the protection of the environment through the minimization of the risks of leaks and spills. Storage needs can be long-term or short-term, but in every case, it is important to be diligent in three areas: storage area selection, storage container choice, and spill containment.Read More
The transport of radioactive waste is the last step in the life cycle of waste creation, collection, packaging, storage, and transportation to an approved government Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facility (TSDF). PacTec has expertise in packaging for specific types of radioactive waste and, as such, is knowledgeable of the government’s transport requirements as far as they impact packaging, labeling, and placarding. We do not claim to be experts in the transport process, but it is crucial to understand the basics in the final step of radioactive waste disposal to understand packaging needs. Previously, PacTec posted the article, "What is Radioactive Waste? How to Identify, Contain, and Transport Radioactive Waste," and now we look a little closer at the transportation of radioactive materials.Read More
What drives your selection of waste containers for radioactive waste? The variety of radioactive waste container types reflects the different types and sources of radioactive waste requiring collection, transport, and disposal. The containers are not a one-size-fits-all solution because radioactive waste includes various contaminated solid and liquid materials generated from nuclear plants, mining operations, hospitals, research institutions, environmental services, and industrial processes. Radioactive gaseous waste is also generated. Selecting the right option is vital for many reasons, including the need to meet rigorous federal, state, and local radioactive waste containment and disposal regulations (to avoid significant fines for non-compliance) and safeguard your employees' health and safety.Read More
"People don't get promoted for doing their jobs well; they get promoted by demonstrating their potential to do more."
This sentiment is without exception for our new rising star, Marques Lynch II. This week we will celebrate Marques' one-year anniversary with PacTec, along with a well-deserved promotion to Quality Assurance Engineer. Please help us in congratulating him on this well-earned advancement by dropping him a comment below..Read More
With Christmas soon approaching and many families spending their Christmas holidays at OLOL Children's Hospital in Baton Rouge with sick kids, employees of PacTec, Inc. in Clinton decided to take action. We reached out to the hospital about holding a toy drive, and luckily with COVID protocols in place, we were given the ability to “Pack the Bag” with new toys. A continuation of their annual charitable fundraising efforts, employees from all departments of PacTec, Inc. donated toys or money for these hospitalized children in hopes of filling one of their cubic yard waste packaging bags. Together, their nearly 100 Clinton based employees reached their goal, collecting over 300 toys valued at nearly $5,000. They were loaded up and delivered this week to the hospital in Baton Rouge for distribution.Read More
It may sound cliché when we say a salesperson “wears many hats,” but for Domingo Gonzales, what else can be said? As PacTec’s Southwest Territory Sales Executive, Domingo leads the pack in sales and distribution for the Houston Metropolitan Area, making him the authority for keeping a close eye on inventory levels, processing and delivering orders, and warehousing. On top of all that, he still finds time to assist local refineries, industrial sites, and oil and gas guys with their waste packaging and spill containment needs.Read More
We’ve seen some amazing advancements in flexible waste packaging and innovative ways to use them in our 32 years in the waste industry. However, we have also seen some cringeworthy mistakes that are often real head-scratchers. Typically, when customers are looking to make the switch from rigid containers to flexible packaging, they ask us many questions about their safe usage, best practices, and operational instructions. We can all agree this is the smart way to go about keeping your employees and worksite safe, but things often go terribly wrong for those trying to rush work or cut corners to meet deadlines.Read More
When we speak with Oil & Gas professionals, they often want to know about the best methods for tanker truck spill containment so that they can stay in compliance and effectively prevent spills. When they are looking for that answer, they often focus on solutions that are cheap and easy rather than on what will last and be robust enough for handling rough terrain and heavy equipment loads. Yet we can all agree it’s true that spill containment is important and necessary.Read More
Like us, you probably use large volumes of liquids in your operations, and those commonly come in 55-gallon drums or other large volume containers. But often we do not anticipate these containers leaking or chemicals spilling, but we should. Proper drum spill containment can come in many forms.Read More
Spill berms… barriers… bunds… dikes… How are you supposed to sort through it all and determine the best solution for containing potential spills in your workplace? While it can be confusing weeding through the various options, we’ve successfully helped people just like you find the right solution at the best price. This article will help you evaluate your options and explore the various types of containment products and how they each function to contain spills.Read More
With any construction project, one thing is inevitable: throughout the process, you’re going to have a lot of debris on your hands. However, some materials are more dangerous than others. When contractors are building new structures or dismantling old ones, how can they keep themselves and those nearby safe from hazardous debris?Read More
“Without a solid foundation, you’ll have trouble creating anything of value.”
This quote perfectly describes the “rock” of our sales team, Erin Graves. Serving the PacTec team for 12 years, Erin is the central hub of order communication and providing our customers with the best customer service experience. From getting products quoted, inputting orders into our internal systems for production, communicating this with customers and tracking them all the way to final delivery - Erin keeps her finger on the pulse of nearly 6,500 customer orders per year.
The federal government, EPA, OSHA, and states have all passed laws and regulations that place strict requirements on businesses concerning the containment of certain hazardous liquids and chemicals, such as oil and gasoline. The goal aimed at preventing accidentally spilled or leaked hazardous materials from contaminating the environment, including soil and groundwater, and from harming human health. The rules are very precise requirements for calculating secondary container volume requirements based on the size of the primary storage container, but, fortunately, you can use a secondary containment calculator that accommodates various job site setups.Read More
Commercial and industrial generators can produce ignitable, corrosive, reactive and/or toxic waste from spillage, harming people and the environment. For industrial plants and refineries, oil and gas services, environmental field services, construction, and equipment rental - using a generator spill containment system is a critical requirement for governmental compliance, employee safety, and corporate social responsibility. Fortunately, there is a variety of generator spill containment portable berm and long-term berm options that provide effective containment solutions at facilities.Read More
Chemicals play a vital role, either directly or indirectly, in many workplaces including industrial plants, refineries, laboratories, agriculture and construction sites. But mishandled, these chemicals can wreak havoc on your operations and expose you to environmental fines or penalties. PacTec has been manufacturing chemical spill containment solutions since the 1980’s and has helped thousands of businesses store their chemicals to properly mitigate spills to prevent ground/soil contamination, employee hazards and EPA fines.Read More
Depending on the industry you are in, you may have encountered the term FIBC bags at some point. You might even be wondering “what does FIBC stand for?” and “why would I want to use an FIBC?” Whether you are the CEO of a manufacturing plant, a transportation specialist or a field worker, it’s important to learn as much as you can about FIBC bags and their importance to operational efficiency and safety.Read More
There aren’t many in our industry that can wear the title of “pink hard hat, steel toe boot wearing fashionista” – but our Kalyn Carter, Gulf States Territory Sales Executive, does so in style. In her nine successful years at PacTec, Kalyn takes pride in her ability to help customers find unique, affordable solutions to their waste problems and looking cute while doing it 😉Read More
Whether you’re a power plant, agricultural company, construction site, or mining operation, you’ve probably needed to perform a bulk bag calculation to determine what size bag would be necessary for the volume of waste or product you need to contain.Read More
A psychologist, peacemaker, lawyer, teacher, and spreadsheet master walk into a room…
While this isn't the opening to a great joke, it is a typical moment in the day and life of PacTec's Director of Human Resources, Claire McCrary. An avid planner, Claire schedules her workday to ensure that everything on her list makes it to the "checked" status; however, when that unexpected curveball is pitched, she steps up to the plate and is a homerun hitter! Recently Claire directed PacTec's annual open enrollment and benefits fair all while finalizing our annual affirmative action plan analysis. If that's not a jack of all trades, I don't know what is.Read More
The basic FIBC safe handling guidelines apply to any bulk bag. The rules here include selecting the right type of jumbo sack, sticking with the manufacturer's recommendations, and making sure your bag is free of damage. Adhere to these regulations, and you are already halfway there.Read More
As a more affordable and easier-to-use alternative to rigid containers, flexible intermediate bulk containers (commonly known as FIBCs or bulk bags), are growing in popularity and availability. But knowing how to properly handle, store and transport these flexible bulk container bags to ensure everyone's safety is very important in preventing costly, dangerous, or catastrophic spills or accidents.Read More
The only way to describe PacTec's Vice President of Engineering is Jack of All Trades!
Hired directly by the founder immediately following his graduation from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (BS in Aerospace Engineering) in 1992, Troy has learned every facet of our business and the industries we serve. Nearly thirty years later, Troy Town has seen the company grow from humble beginnings to a global corporation employing hundreds across the globe.Read More
Please help us congratulate Landon Cox on his promotion from Customer Service Representative to Territory Sales Executive! After successfully shadowing a senior sales representative, we are pleased to have him assist our customers in the Great Lakes area. And to think, just four years ago, he was a hardworking floor hand in our shipping department - three cheers for our great internal advancement opportunities.Read More
PacTec's progress would not be possible without the incredible members of #teampactec. As we continue our MEET THE TEAM series of spotlights, we want to introduce one of our behind-the-scenes heroes, Amanda Roussel. Very little of what gets produced at PacTec happens without first crossing Amanda's desk, whose business card reads Mechanical Designer, mainly because we didn't have space to put all her true titles. 😉Read More
It is no secret that there have been rapid increases in recent months of propylene resins, mainly due to increases in demand and challenges with supply. Plant operations have slowed significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, raw materials have been reallocated to produce PPE, and recent weather events have further complicated matters.Read More
Back in 1736, Benjamin Franklin proclaimed that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Clearly, he knew that preventing the cause was better than dealing with the effect, in this case fires in Philadelphia. So does the same apply to oil spills on jobsites? We believe that it is much easier to learn how to prevent oil spills and oil contamination than it is to clean up after them. Taking the time to plan ahead will pay dividends in the long run, so let’s cover what you should take into consideration.
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With Christmas soon approaching and many local families uncertain of how to afford Christmas given the challenges of COVID, PacTec, Inc. teamed up with the local Marine Corps to do a corporate Toys for Tots challenge to “Pack the Bag” with new toys. A continuation of their annual charitable fundraising efforts, employees from all departments of PacTec, Inc. of Clinton, LA donated toys for local children in hopes of filling one of their cubic yard waste packaging bags. Together, their nearly 100 Clinton based employees reached their goal, collecting over 200 toys valued at nearly $5,000. They were donated to the local Marine Corps to be distributed to children in need in East Feliciana parish in time for Christmas.Read More
Let’s face it, sometimes regulations seem to get in the way of us just getting a job done, am I right? While spill containment may feel like one of those unnecessary burdens when setting up equipment or starting work, there are many good reasons to view it as a critical element. For our purposes, spill containment will encompass any temporary spill berm or spill tray designed to catch any potential spill or release of chemicals, oils, sewage, or other harmful liquid to prevent them from reaching the soil or groundwater.Read More
One of our corporate office's bubbliest personalities is PacTec's Administrative and Credit Manager, Mandy Nettles. With a title like that, you could only imagine how much territory she covers; however, the most vital function she provides is credit & collections.Read More
Since PacTec began over 30 years ago, significant innovations in flexible waste packaging have occurred, creating a large shift in the way waste generators safely transport and dispose of problematic waste streams. You’re no longer restricted to using bulky, heavy, expensive, and difficult-to-manage rigid containers. While rigid containers may have their place in certain applications, the mindset has shifted towards the safety and reliability of flexible waste packaging for most industrial and nuclear waste types.
Let’s put to rest some common misconceptions about flexible waste packaging.Read More
The market for Industrial hemp is projected to grow over 30% in coming years, reaching well into the billions of US dollars. With the growing awareness among consumers, increased legalization, and diverse application of hemp in myriad industries like textile, food, paper, and pharmaceuticals, we expect this growth to remain strong.Read More
Industrial Plants, Refineries, Wastewater Treatment facilities and the like are all gearing up to perform scheduled maintenance tasks this quarter and have turned to PacTec year after year for cost-saving solutions to their waste packaging needs.Read More
An ISO 9001 Certification is an internationally recognized standard used to certify quality management systems (QMS). Organizations become certified to the standard for many reasons, most importantly to commit to delivering consistency in its product and delivery systems, manufacturing processes and customer service.Read More
It was the first day of September back in 1990 when an unemployed Mike Sanchez began working for PacTec, Inc., then just a 3-man start-up selling an innovative new design of truck and dumpster liners from a tiny office in rural Clinton, LA. Now employing nearly 200 employees across several continents, PacTec has enjoyed immense growth and success during Mike’s years.
Tina turns the adage Jack of All Trades, Master of None on its head – by holding more roles than everyone else and doing them all extremely well. She is the friendly voice that greets customers on the phone, the warm smile welcoming visitors to our campus, and the barista we never knew we needed!Read More
Wouldn’t you like to be using the most AFFORDABLE, EASY TO USE, REUSABLE spill berms AVAILABLE NOW at a great price? PacTec has an innovative Spill Containment Berm that will revolutionize the way you ensure SPCC compliance AND save you time and money.
Biological and organic waste disposal is exponentially more important during a pandemic – or when preventing the next one. We’ve seen wildlife and domesticated animals spread pathogens that are harmful to humans, and we’ll continue to see that unless we implement the right waste disposal procedures now.
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Idaho National Labs, a US Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, was looking to meet regulatory milestones and reduce costs for a massive planned LLMW cleanup effort, and engaged PacTec MacroBags®, the easy-to-use flexible packaging that meets US DOT shipping regulations AND is approved as MACRO TREATMENT, meeting the LDR requirement for disposal. Low Level Mixed Waste (LLMW) is a waste stream that is both a hazardous waste and a radioactive waste. This combination of hazards in one waste results in a limited number of treatment and disposal options for generators and subsequently high treatment and disposal costs.Read More
PacTec, Inc. of Clinton, LA is proud to announce and celebrate Micah Schilling’s recent achievement of earning his Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a dual concentration in finance and management from Tulane University in New Orleans. While working full-time in the family business, Micah pursued an intensive virtual and on-campus schedule to achieve this goal. In addition to helping lead PacTec’s business development, Micah also serves as an integral member of the management team developing the vision for increasing the company’s international presence.Read More
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To our customers and constituents,
As a valued part of the PacTec, Inc. family, I appreciate the trust you place in us and our products to help you conduct your business. Like you, we are actively monitoring the rapidly developing global situation of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please find pertinent information below about how PacTec is handling the situation.
On Monday, October 21, employees of PacTec, Inc. of Clinton, LA participated in East Feliciana Parish’s awareness and fundraising events in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Employees wore pink for the day, made donations, learned facts about the disease, and shared stories about loved ones affected. Our overseas workers even helped support the cause by going pink in the Philippines.
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One of the first questions we often get when discussing packaging options for waste disposal is: How much does flexible waste packaging cost?
This is a reasonable question, and although there are several factors to consider, I’ll do my best to provide you some general pricing information.
At PacTec, we've been working like dogs to create the most robust, compliant and cost-effective packaging solutions for all levels of nuclear waste. Like Fido above, our customers can attest to the many reasons why they feel flexible packaging is superior to traditional rigid containment.Read More
CLINTON, La. - PacTec, Inc. was recently recognized by UCOR as the 2019 Small Business of the Year for the third time in the award program history. UCOR, an AECOM-led partnership with Jacobs leading the cleanup efforts of the U. S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Reservation, recognized companies whose extraordinary customer service and unique solutions improved UCOR’s productivity and efficiency that lead to cost, time, and resource savings.Read More
While PacTec prides itself on our custom engineered nuclear solutions, we're also quality manufacturers of common industrial waste products that you likely have a need for. If you're not already familiar with some of our offerings, please allow us to introduce you to them here.Read More
Dewatering is used in many industries for waste minimization and to convert liquid waste into solid waste for disposal. Our customers have realized significant cost savings by utilizing geotextile bags/tubes over alternative methods such as expensive dewatering box rentals, mechanical presses, sludge lagoons, wet hauling or sand drying beds.
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In a recent cost-saving effort among 2 large Environmental Management sites to share resources, PacTec NucPacs were utilized to safely transport equipment over 300 miles while eliminating any potential risk of contamination to the environment. The equipment was securely overpacked in custom-manufactured NucPacs to aide in their risk reduction and cost savings initiatives.Read More
HANFORD TO PERFORM FINAL ASSESSMENT BEFORE RESUMING PFP DEMOLITION
Plutonium Finishing Plant workers conduct full-scale dress rehearsals, or mockups, to train on enhanced safety controls and work procedures before demolition resumes.Read More
Company’s $2.5 million capital investment will retain 95 jobs and create 15 new jobs
CLINTON, La. — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and PacTec Inc. President Mike Schilling announced the company will make a $2.5 million capital investment to expand its Clinton manufacturing site. The expansion will retain 95 existing jobs while creating 15 new direct jobs.Read More
With school beginning just weeks away, employees of PacTec, Inc. of Clinton, LA continued their annual charitable fundraising efforts for 2018 by holding a school supply drive for school age children in East Feliciana parish. Their goal was to “Pack the Bag” – filling one of their cubic yard waste packaging bags with items from local school supply lists. Together, their nearly 100 Clinton based employees reached their goal, collecting over $1,000 in supplies to donate to the East Feliciana School Board.Read More
The US DOE Office of Environmental Management is nearing completion of the remediation work at the Clean Slate sites just north of the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS). This work involves excavating, packaging, and disposing of contaminated soil and debris at the NNSS.Read More
Nothing conjures up fear for waste transporters like an overturned load and the fallout from an investigation. This nightmare has unfortunately played out all too often on our nation's highways, but we know that liability can be properly mitigated by utilizing the proper packaging solutions.Read More
Realizing significant cost savings in packaging hazardous wastes for disposal by utilizing FIBCs in lieu of rigid IBCs. When considering packaging methods for hazardous wastes, many people focus on just one number - the cost of the disposal unit itself. This is often shortsighted, as significant cost savings can be realized in many other places. A holistic approach should be utilized in properly evaluating hazardous waste disposal options.Read More
Waste haulers often cause headaches for their disposal facilities by generating large dust clouds when dumping fine, powdery wastes that are easily carried by the winds. This can cause a number of environmental compliance problems for the facility and have an impact on the health and safety of staff, customers and neighboring communities. These dust clouds can also lead to an increased risk of incurring regulatory infractions and fines.Read More
PacTec, Inc. continues to support our friends and customers in regions devastated by recent storms. We're currently shipping pallets of poly tarps to those in need in Puerto Rico. Several groups have deployed teams to the island to assist in rebuilding, and PacTec is proud to support their efforts.Read More
Although the responsibility to maintain compliance ultimately falls on the end user, by having simple spill containment solutions available for your customers to use, you become more than a rental company – you become a solutions provider.Read More
Our thoughts and prayers are with our customers, employees, friends and neighbors in Houston and along the Texas Coast. We know all too well how devastating a flooding rain event can be. PacTec will do whatever we can to assist you in recovery.Read More
PacTec, Inc. employees proudly present their $1,500 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital donation check. (front row) Lesley Kelly, Mike Sanchez, Morgan Bowman and Trey Castleberry. (back row) Ed Gilkison, Erin Graves, Kalyn Newman, Callie Gilkison, Mandy Nettles and Meredith Smith.Read More
PacTec’s LiftPac® FIBC bags (flexible intermediate bulk containers) are engineered for a variety of uses. These certified IP-1 and IP-2 flexible packages are a cost-effective alternative to other methods for the storage and transport of many waste types, including LLW and VLLW nuclear waste.Read More
If your days are spent washing out your truck beds and trailers instead of hauling waste, then you are literally washing away your profit. Consider for a moment your cost of labor, man-hours, lost jobs and water/cleaning supply costs – and we’re talking some serious cash down the drains.Read More
This was what the regional buyer for one of the largest specialty waste companies in the United States recently wrote in to tell us. They provide remediation, disposal, recycling, and beneficial reuse solutions for contaminated soil, dredged material, drill cuttings, and hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.Read More
When electrical transformers are in need of servicing or repair, nothing complicates matters more than when they leak. The risk of accidental injury, fines from PCB exposure and costly or labor-intensive cleanup all become immediate concerns. PacTec’s innovative Transformer Containment Bag eliminates all of these concerns.Read More
We invite you to visit with us in Booth #822 at the upcoming Waste Management Symposia, March 5-9, 2017 to learn about the most innovative flexible nuclear waste packaging solutions on the market.Read More
PacTec has pioneered and patented a cost effective treatment technology for the secure macroencapsulation of radioactive hazardous debris. The MacroBag™ is a flexible package approved for use at several disposal sites including NNSS. It can be used to safely package and dispose of RLS and low-level mixed waste debris.Read More
Representatives from PacTec, Inc. are shown with our PacTec EPS, Ltd. team at the recent Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) Expo in Manchester, United Kingdom. From left are Liz Bowe, Mike Sanchez, Mike Nichols and Caleb Dunn. The Expo brings together buyers and sellers interested in "delivering success together" for Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).Read More
PacTec, Inc. will be showcasing the newest in Spill Containment solutions at the upcoming Clean Gulf show November 1-3, 2016. We invite you to come see our live demos of waste packaging and containment solutions that will help you save money while keeping your the environment safe. We are in corner BOOTH 225.Read More
Dewatering, or the removal of water, is used in many industries to reduce their volume of waste and to convert liquid waste into solid waste for disposal. There are several common methods to do this, but our customers have realized significant cost savings by employing geotextile bags over alternative methods.Read More
At PacTec, Inc., we put a great deal of effort into our products, our customer service and our commitment to quality.
It goes without saying that our logo, our brand mark, convey those core values and what defines us a company.
Another full shipping container of PacTec, Inc.'s self-standing bulk bags, UN-rated for Packaging groups I, II, and III, arrived this morning. These bags are proving to be extremely popular, selling like hot cakes to remediation companies, waste haulers, and municipalities holding Household Hazardous Waste collection events.Read More
PacTec, Inc. continues to support the local relief efforts of the recent devastating floods in our area by donating hundreds of LiftPacs and cubic yard bags to local authorities. Several groups, including FEMA, EOC, and local parish public works are all taking immediate action to help local citizens begin the recovery process, and PacTec is proud to support their efforts.Read More