ATS Reports Record Performance

Revitalized Corporate Strategy and Improving Economy Lead to Growth

Jul 13, 2004, 01:00 ET from Advanced Technology Services, Inc.

    PEORIA, Ill., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Technology Services, Inc.,
 (ATS), the industry leader in managed services for production equipment
 maintenance, IT infrastructure support and industrial parts repair for
 manufacturers, today announced that it is ahead of projections with
 unprecedented year to date performance, exceeding prior sales and operating
 profit records.
     Crediting the implementation of an innovative corporate strategy, a new
 organizational structure and an improving business climate, ATS is on track to
 achieve better than 20% growth for CY 2004.  This performance has enabled the
 company to hire some 600 new employees over the last 18 months at a critical
 time for employment in the manufacturing sector.
     "A renewed focus on our core capabilities, greater knowledge and
 understanding of our customers needs and continued emphasis on profitability
 are driving ATS to record levels of achievement," said Dick Blaudow, CEO of
 ATS.  "I have great confidence in our company's ability to amplify and expand
 its' leadership position in the fast-growing factory maintenance outsourcing
 market because of the tremendous group of people across our company that share
 common vision, values and philosophies about customers, people, work and
     Offering production equipment maintenance, a variety of IT services,
 including hardware maintenance, network & systems consulting, and help desk
 support, along with industrial parts repair enables ATS to deliver single-
 source solutions to manufacturing customers.  Leaders in the heavy equipment,
 automotive, consumer appliance, government, healthcare, finance and aerospace
 industries have significantly increased factory productivity, reduced downtime
 and improved profitability by implementing ATS' innovative solutions.
     "ATS has helped our factory run better," said one ATS customer. "We have
 financial savings to show for it, and we run a more professional plant floor
 operation. Our ATS experience has exceeded expectations."
     ATS has brought a new intensity and heightened focus to the sales and
 marketing arm of the company this year by augmenting the senior management
 team in order to drive awareness of the company as a leader in the factory
 maintenance outsourcing market.  Also key to the company's exceptional growth
 has been its achieving a new level of discipline in operations, a revitalized
 dedication to service quality and refocused energy for customer service and
 continuous improvement.
     About ATS:
     ATS makes factories run better. Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS)
 improves productivity and profitability for many of the world's most respected
 manufacturers through the managed services of production equipment
 maintenance, information technology and spare parts repair. Founded in 1985,
 ATS employs 1,200 people at over 300 locations across the US. For more
 information, visit the ATS Web site at
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