Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chamber Continues Focus On Existing Industry

Cookeville's ATC Automation has received a visit from the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce’s Existing Industry Committee, playing host to their first quarter meeting.  Members of the committee schedule site visits to existing industry throughout the year, and meet quarterly to review opportunities to help existing industries and address any issues. Officials say the committee's primary purpose is to maintain a comprehensive business expansion and retention program that provides information and resources necessary to enable existing industries to thrive.  ATC provides custom automated assembly and test systems for a variety of industries, including the medical device, energy storage, consumer product and automotive sectors. They employ more than 130 people with approximately 50 engineers, many who are Tennessee Tech graduates. 

ATC’s president Bill Curran and vice-president Gene Bressler welcomed the committee to the facility and provided a site tour after the quarterly meeting.

“We are extremely impressed with ATC Automation’s operation and appreciated the opportunity to see another excellent example of a high caliber organization producing highly engineered products for the manufacturing industry right here in Cookeville,” said Steve Copeland, Chair of the Existing Industry Committee. “ATC, like many other local, companies, has an incredible impact on the local economy, not only for hiring local talent but by selling product around the globe, bringing clients to Cookeville who stay in our hotels and eat in our restaurants.” 

ATC Automation is located at 101 Mill Drive in Cookeville. Visit http://www.automationtool.com/ for more information.