AMS : The Year In Review

Posted by AMS / Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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Among the achievements of AMS over the past year we find a groundbreaking apprenticeship program, extensive safety training, free employee education, public acclaim as the #1 family-owned business, AMS employees contributing to the LA Cancer Challenge, AMS honoring veterans and working with the Veteran Services Collaborative, employees joining with the SCV Sherriff’s Department in holiday giving, and the crowning achievement of AMS being granted B Corporation status.

We invite you to review the year with us through the following selections from the AMS Fulfillment blog.

February 17, 2017 – AMS and COC Creating ‘Great Opportunity’: SCV College of the Canyons (COC) announced their partnership program with AMS in which 13 apprenticeships in warehousing and shipping would be offered. This innovative Logistics program is the first of its kind in the United States to be launched. Fifty top educators from around the state attended a conference at COC in order to discuss how community colleges can provide customized training for local companies, which concluded with a tour of the AMS education facility and a review of the AMS Learning Center educational activities. Continue reading…

March 7, 2017 – AMS Begins Companywide Safety Training: While the AMS Safety Committee has served the company well, management made the decision to train every employee on the standard of cleanliness and safety awareness that all employees should have when working in the warehouse. The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards are used as a foundation for this training. Continue reading…

May 2, 2017 – Hazmat Safety Training Begins at AMS: AMS has begun hazmat safety training in order to make employees familiar with DOT regulations for shippers, transporters and manufacturers. Although contact with hazardous materials is unlikely, for the protection, safety and security of AMS employees and the public, this function-specific training for the AMS warehouse employees is taking place. Continue reading…

June 17, 2017 – Congratulations to AMS’ ESL Graduates: Among the courses offered at the AMS education facility, in collaboration with COC, is English as a Second Language (ESL 1). May 2017 is the one-year anniversary of the first ESL course. By studying English through a respected school, without having to leave the workplace, employees are more able to write and respond to emails, letters and so on, and possibly pursue more skilled positions at AMS or elsewhere. Continue reading…

August 14, 2017 – AMS Ranked #1 Family-Owned Business: The Santa Clarita Business Journal ranked AMS the #1 family-owned business in Santa Clarita. Santa Clarita is the 3rd largest city in Los Angeles County, with Los Angeles and Long Beach coming in as one and two. At AMS we are very proud to employ more than 300 individuals, and grateful to the Journal for the ranking as #1. Continue reading…

October 16, 2017 – AMS Employees take the LA Cancer Challenge: For several years AMS has opened their facility on the weekends to provide space for LA Cancer Challenge volunteers to package gift bags. This year AMS employees took contributing to an even greater level, volunteering to come in an hour early and stay an hour late as their donation to the cancer challenge. In addition to building the gift bags, AMS management and a number of employees bring their families to take part in the 5K, 10K and 15K runs. Continue reading…

November 1, 2017 – AMS Conducts Bi-Annual Earthquake Drill: All AMS employees across the campus of warehouses participate in the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill. As part of an extensive safety training program, covering a number of areas, AMS conducts earthquake drills twice a year. Earthquake safety training is part of AMS’ ongoing focus on safety, which is year-round and includes classes on appropriate safety regulations in warehouses. Continue reading…

November 15, 2017 – AMS: Honoring and Supporting our Veterans: During the Veteran’s Day weekend AMS joined millions of Americans in honoring those who have served or are serving in the US Military. At the same time we realize that there is much more to be done to assist veterans and active duty individuals who have need of employment, housing and healthcare. To that end AMS has been working with the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative. Continue reading…

December 22, 2017 – AMS Enjoys Holiday Giving Traditions: In supporting local families during the holidays, AMS works in conjunction with the SCV Sheriff’s Department. AMS employees meet with selected families at the Youth Center in a joyful celebration for all – one of the favorite events shared by the AMS corporate family. Deputy Brian Rooney oversees the YAL Community Program with the Val Verde community, and he selects the families and presents AMS with ‘Santa’s list’. Continue reading…

December 16, 2017 – We’re Celebrating!! AMS Achieves B-Corp Status!: AMS Fulfillment has been granted B-Corporation status. For this we can thank the ownership, management and employees, as corporate responsibility has always been a unified effort at AMS. A B-Corporation (B-Corp) is a legal status that mandates considerations other than just profit. AMS has joined with thousands of other B-Corporations in a commitment to making socially and environmentally responsible decisions. Continue reading…

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