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 accomplishments." 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 http://www.AdvancedTech.com. For media inquiries: Christen Graham Erin Vadala Warner Communications Warner Communications 207/829-6336 978/468-3076 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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