Advanced Technology Services Buys Top Technical Training Company

Feb 11, 2014, 08:00 ET from Advanced Technology Services, Inc.

PEORIA, Ill., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) announced the acquisition of Learn Maintenance, Inc., a nationally recognized training company specializing in technical training for complex manufacturing.

Learn Maintenance has successfully provided advanced technical training for highly automated manufacturing for many years with a special emphasis on production assets that use electronic and industrial motor drives, PLC and CNC controls. Learn Maintenance has also earned a leadership role in developing skills in mechanical and fluid power as well as facilities maintenance.

The acquisition will significantly increase ATS' training footprint and provide a broader curriculum including more advanced training for ATS' 2,000 plus front-line technicians as well as allowing ATS' to offer this expanded service offering to others seeking a source for advanced technical training. 

According to Jeff Owens, President of Advanced Technology Services, "Not only does this increase ATS' ability to provide state-of-the-art training for our technicians, but it allows us to offer needed training to manufacturing companies." Citing the lack of apprentice programs, underfund training budgets coupled with the retiring Baby-Boom generation; Owens said, "This is definitely a service right for the times. We feel that we now have a stronger product offering that complements our outsourced maintenance business both domestically and internationally."

Learn Maintenance's more than 300 training simulators will be absorbed by ATS and include advanced training modules for PLC and CNC controls as well as electrical, mechanical and hydraulic training assets.  ATS will continue to offer advanced training services to Learn Maintenance's existing customer bases as well to ATS' current customer base.

About Advanced Technology Services:
ATS makes business run better by improving the productivity and profitability for many of the world's most respected companies. Through innovative IT services, production equipment maintenance and spare parts repair, ATS helps business remain competitive in a fast changing global economy. ATS is headquartered in Peoria, IL with offices and services centers located in Chicago, IL, Greenville, SC, Detroit, MI, Monterrey, Mexico and the United Kingdom. For more information visit

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