In January 1998, Brett Rose established a small company by the name of Advanced Crusher Technologies (ACTECH, Inc) with 3 initial employees. ACTECH’s focus was primarily servicing aggregate producers that utilized Vertical Shaft Impact crushers and marketing wear parts to them. Starting in 1993, many of the wear parts came from the Dallesport Foundry which is also owned by Brett Rose. In 1999, ACTECH began to branch out into other products and service for aggregate producers, such as screen media, crusher wear parts, power transmission and custom fabrication works. Since then ACTECH has used its innovative culture to solve problems for customers, maximize value and offer lower cost alternative solutions and components.

The current staff is comprised of outside sales people, engineering staff, and numerous fabrication, service and support staff. ACTECH continually looks to enrich its workforce with the best possible people. ACTECH prides itself in hiring the best people it can afford and in order to give the customer the best products with the highest level of service possible. All of the people at ACTECH makes sure that the customer gets the best valued products and performance available. Everyone at ACTECH is committed to making the business experience as easy and seamless as possible. ACTECH’s people do this through accessibility, product knowledge, understanding the customers production process and having a focus on solving problems to increase efficiencies for our customers. Our sales staff has extensive experience operating aggregate production facilities, as well as marketing equipment and services. The engineering and fabrication personnel have been designing, manufacturing and servicing processing equipment since the mid 80’s.

The extensive experience of the staff at ACTECH has been made available to many of our customers. Many of our customers who have realized the outstanding sales and service provided by ACTECH. ACTECH’s main focus of servicing the aggregate, recycling, mining, and wood waste encompasses the areas in Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Hawaii, Northern California and recently Montana and North Dakota. Within this area, ACTECH sells parts and service, design and engineering, fabrication and manufacturing.

The company designs and markets its own line of Vertical Shaft Impact crushers and support equipment. In addition to the ACTECH line of VSI’s, the company distributes other lines in the region, including Telsmith Crushers, Trio Engineered Products, RD Olson Manufactured Products, Western Wire, California Wire Cloth, Dallesport Foundry, Unicast Foundry, Foothills Foundry, Eagle Foundry, Dodge Power Transmission Products, SKF Bearings, World Wide Electric Motors and Controls, and Precision Pulley. With multiple product lines available, ACTECH is doing business as far away as Florida, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and many places in between; completing them on time and under budget. This work includes machining, fabricating and manufacturing – nearly anything that our customer require.

Looking Ahead

Since ACTECH recently purchased a larger manufacturing facility in Woodland, WA things have been picking up.  With a great deal of custom fabrication work and equipment repair keeping the new facility busy, more expansion is being planned. Two facilities that are in the planning stage are in the growing markets in Alaska and North Dakota. A small facility with a shop and yard space in Anchorage, Alaska will provide ACTECH with a service center and location to showcase some of the product lines available to customers in the Northern Market area.

ACTECH has long been committed to their customers in Alaska and the planned facility would reinforce that commitment as well as provide a great service location for customer to call upon. More recently ACTECH has been increasing its presence in the Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota Market. The Bakken Oil Deposit has allowed ACTECH to enhance the development of this region through its products. A facility similar to the planned Anchorage would allow ACTECH to further establish itself in the rapidly growing area and offer the great products and service the customers in the Pacific Northwest have come accustomed to.

The company expects to take advantage of the planned locations by expanding its regional coverage as well as entering new product markets in the years to come. Some of these markets include wood waste, sugar conversion, alternative cement production, other mineral mining opportunities, and the design and manufacturing of oil well servicing equipment in the Bakken region. The excellence that ACTECH provides to its aggregate customers will undoubtedly lead success in these emerging market areas.

Brett Rose, President and Founder of ACTECH

Brett Rose has been working in the aggregate industry since 1982, designing, manufacturing, and servicing aggregate equipment worldwide. Brett did this for his father’s company Canica Crushers Inc. which was founded in 1974. Brett worked for Canica until it was sold in the later part of 1995 to an Australian company. Brett’s duties during his tenure included managing the shop personnel and production, managing the purchasing and sales personnel, assisting in the plant and crusher design and engineering. Brett became the Vice President and traveled extensively throughout the world developing and supporting a dealer network for their product lines.

He continued marketing with the new company until the end of 1997 when he decided to start ACTECH. Brett and another associate left and began marketing castings for the Dallesport Foundry. In 2000, Brett took control of the Dallesport Foundry as the owner. Brett continues to operate as the President of both ACTECH and Dallesport Foundry.

Brett is also an avid outdoors-man who enjoys fishing, camping, and muzzle-loader hunting. Brett truly believes that making his customers more efficient and his sales force a pleasure to deal with will lead to continued success in the future.