APT Ranked on Military Times Best for Vets: Employers List!

APT is proud to be ranked on Military Times Best for Vets: Employers list!
>> APT’s ranking page on militarytimes.com.

Military Times “Best for Vets: Employers” rankings for 2021 has a different look this year, with more emphasis on the practices that veterans say make civilian workplaces attractive to their talents and needs.

But the rankings still contain many of the same familiar names of companies focused on recruiting, retaining and promoting veterans within their operations.

More than 160 employers participated in the 2021 survey, the most prominent annual public rankings of its kind. Each year the rankings provide a snapshot of different employment policies and services that companies provide to America’s veterans, and highlight firms that veteran job seekers should target.

The full list of this year’s Best for Vets: Employers rankings is available here.

This year’s list was compiled in partnership with the Fors Marsh Group, a research firm specializing in the veterans and the military community. Officials there tweaked findings from previous years to better emphasize “areas that are of greatest importance to the veteran and veteran-connected community when looking for an employer.”

That included recruiting practices aimed at current military members and veterans, retention and support programs, and a higher emphasis on employers who provide assistance and flexibility for individuals in the Guard and reserves.

“We had conducted focus groups with subject matter experts and with subscribers of Military Times,” said Tina Kurian, senior researcher for the Fors Marsh Group. “So they ordered which topics were most relevant for organizations to be the best for veterans.”

The result, said group Director of Customer Experience Research Nicole Tongo, is a list of firms “that care about the things that veterans care about, and good companies for them to explore if they are looking for a job.”

Excerpt from “Caring about what veterans care about: The 2021 Best for Vets Employers,” by Leo Shane III, 4 Nov 2021, militarytimes.com

APT selected as NASA KSC Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year

For Immediate Release:  Our APT SMASS III team at Kennedy Space Center, FL, has won NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award! The NASA Small Business Industry Awards (SBIA) recognize the outstanding Small Business Prime Contractor, Small Business Subcontractor, Large Business Prime Contractor, and Mentor-Protégé Agreement that support NASA in achieving its mission.

The award citation reads: “All involved from the first line employees to the company Corporate level are to be highly praised as the contractor was selected as KSC’s Fiscal Year 2020 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year in recognition of their superior performance on the SMASS III contract. The contractor’s efforts have proven to be invaluable as they have consistently performed at the highest level and routinely going above and beyond what is required to ensure the success of the Government and its partners. SMASS III’s diligence, pursuit of excellence, and responsiveness in executing their role within SMA embodies the spirit of this award.”

This is a huge honor for our employee-owned ESOP company and we are proud of all the hard work that made this very prestigious award possible!

John R. Fellows,
Chief Executive Officer
A-P-T Research, Inc.
“Providing Safe Solutions”

International System Safety Society Awards

Scientific Achievement Award

APT is pleased to announce that it received the International System Safety Society (ISSS) Scientific Achievement Award, which recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of system safety through research and development programs. The award was presented as part of the 38th annual ISSS Conference.

The Population Risk for Explosives Transportation by Truck (PRET-T) is a ground-breaking risk management tool developed by APT’s Safety Engineering and Analysis Center in support of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). This software provides a means to determine the risk to people when a route is selected for transportation of explosive materials by truck. PRET-T’s analysis is accomplished through the use of satellite imagery, traffic and population data, and high-fidelity explosives consequence algorithms. APT employees who contributed to this work included Tom Pfitzer, Nina Donath, Katie Byers, Brandon Whitworth, Megan Stroud, Tim Hooker, Emma Montgomery and Michael Civil.

ISSS Engineer of the Year Award

APT is also pleased to announce that employee Rita Turner recently won the International System Safety Society (ISSS) Engineer of the Year Award. The award was presented as part of the 38th annual ISSS Conference.

Ms. Turner is Senior Systems Safety Engineer with 20+ years of experience. With her deep understanding of domain standards, she has contributed to Land and Maritime systems safety. She has also worked to bring younger generations to the profession of system safety.

The International System Safety Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Safety Professional in the application of Systems Engineering and Systems Management to the process of hazard, safety and risk analysis. The Society is international in scope and draws members from throughout the world. It is affiliated with major corporations, educational institutions and other agencies in the United States and abroad.

APT Selected as One of the Nation’s TOP Employers of Veterans

VIENNA VA, August 18, 2020

The Best for Vets: Employers survey is a highly respected analysis of a company’s efforts to connect with veterans and provide an environment for success.

Best for Vets is editorially independent and focused on culture and policies that cater to military veterans,” says Andrew Tilghman, executive editor at Military Times. “It has become the most trusted resource for transitioning veterans and a coveted honor for employers across the country.

In its 11th year,  Best for Vets: Employers rankings were based on a voluntary survey that included more than 100 questions seeking detailed information based on the individual company’s policies and practices related to veteran recruitment and retention, support for translation of military skills to civilian credentials, support for military spouse employment and accommodations for members of the National Guard and reserves.

Source: sightlinemediagroup.com

APT is proud to have been selected for Military Times Best for Vets: Employers list!

A-P-T Research, Inc. Makes the Inc. 5000 List Again!

APT is proud to announce placement on the Inc. 5000 List again! The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. This is the sixth time APT has made the Inc. 5000 List in the last seven years and therefore continues the additional distinction of being on the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll.

APT wins Beautification Award

APT received our sixth consecutive Beautification Award! These awards are sponsored by the Beautification Board of Huntsville, Alabama in partnership with the City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team. This organization has been devoted to keeping and establishing Huntsville and Alabama as an environmental and landscaping example for over 35 years. Each year, properties are judged on first impression, originality, distinction, design, selection and quality of plants (trees, shrubs, flowers, grass, ground cover), hardscape design, maintenance, and litter control. Winners are honored at an Awards Ceremony and receive a Beautification Award sign to display on their property. APT is proud and feels privileged to be honored as a recipient of this award. APT’s award is unique in that the designing, planning, planting, and weeding were all accomplished by APT employees who volunteered their time. APT appreciates everyone who participated to make this effort a complete success!

Small Business of the Year Award

APT was awarded the 2013 Small Business of the Year Award from the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.  The award criteria included:  company’s employment growth, innovativeness of services, awards/recognitions, community involvement, long-term business goals, and financial strength.  We congratulate each of our employees for contributing to this prestigious award, it could not have been done without you!

>> “LogiCore founder, A-P-T Research among winners at
Huntsville Chamber’s Small Business Ceremony – AL.com”

>> View APT’s Photos from the Event!

A-P-T Research, Inc. Makes the Inc. 5000 List Again

APT is proud to announce placement on the Inc. 5000 List again. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.  This is the fifth time APT has made the Inc. 5000 List in the last six years and therefore has achieved the additional distinction of being added to the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll.  The 2013 Inc. 5000 List measured revenue growth from 2009 through 2012.

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A-P-T Research, Inc. Makes the Inc. 5000 List Again

APT is proud to again announce placement on the Inc. 5000 List. The Inc. 5000 List measures revenue growth in nationally based companies, and has industry specific rankings. The 2012 Inc. 5000 List measured revenue growth from 2008 through 2011. With an overall ranking of 3,731 and a 45% growth rate, APT has been ranked as 39th amongst companies in the engineering industry.  APT has now achieved the distinction of being ranked on the Inc. 5000 List for four of the past five years.