Advanced Technology Services, Inc. Recognized by Eaton with a Premier Supplier Award

Apr 05, 2011, 09:00 ET from Advanced Technology Services

PEORIA, Ill. April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation honored 35 of its suppliers with the company's prestigious Premier Supplier Award. This is the sixth year that Eaton has recognized a select group of its global suppliers with this award.

Among the award winners was Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS), receiving recognition from Eaton in the Indirect Materials and Services supplier category. ATS provides equipment maintenance calibration and manufacturing support services that help Eaton factories run better. ATS is responsible for the proactive maintenance and reactive repair of production equipment. Included in its maintenance services are procurement and management of the spare parts inventory.  Additionally, it is responsible for gage calibration, tool and die services, and other manufacturing support services that enable productivity improvements at Eaton plants.

"We are proud to honor these suppliers for their outstanding service and commitment to excellence. The Premier Supplier Awards are reserved for Eaton's best suppliers," said Craig Reed, senior vice president -- Supply Chain Management. "We thank and congratulate each of our suppliers and look forward to working with them in the coming year."

The award winners fall within one of two supplier categories: Direct or Indirect Materials and Services. Direct Materials suppliers are those which provide goods used directly in the making of products (e.g. steel, bearings, seals, castings); Indirect Materials and Services suppliers provide goods or services to support plant production and maintenance or office services (e.g. cutting fluid, maintenance repair, office supplies, travel services). "It is truly an honor to be included among this esteemed list of premier suppliers," said Jeff Owens, president of ATS. "We strive to continually deliver superior service and improved productivity for our customers and it's extremely gratifying to be recognized for those efforts."

About Advanced Technology Services

ATS makes factories run better. Advanced Technology Services (ATS) improves the 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. Born out of the need for American manufacturers to remain competitive in a fast changing global economy, ATS is the recognized leader in outsourced production equipment maintenance. ATS is headquartered in Peoria, IL with offices and services centers located in Greenville, SC, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Monterrey, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and China. For more information, visit

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

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