Seven Advanced Technology Services Sites Recognized As Among Safest Places To Work In South Carolina

South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Factory Maintenance Services Company for Multiple "Zero-Incident" Achievements

Mar 15, 2013, 08:00 ET from Advanced Technology Services

PEORIA, Ill., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) today announced that it has been recognized by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce for its superior safety record in 2012. ATS recorded zero safety incidents at seven sites in the state, as measured by regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The Chamber of Commerce's Safety Awards program is designed to recognize companies and their employees who had commendable lost workday case rate during the year.

ATS reported a perfect zero incident safety performance at seven South Carolina sites. Six of seven are factories where the company performs maintenance activities. The factories include: two Caterpillar plants (Greenville and Newberry); and four Eaton facilities (Sumter, North Charleston, and two sites in Greenwood). ATS' South East Office in Greenville was also recognized.

Of the sites honored, two in particular hold exemplary multi-year "zero incident" records. Eaton Corporation/Hydraulic Division in Greenwood has held the distinction for five years, and Caterpillar in Newberry has been incident-free for six years.

"Workplace safety is a process of continual improvement, reflecting the efforts of every ATS employee at each of these locations. We're extremely proud of the high commitment our workers have made to this critical goal," said Jeff Owens, President of ATS. "It also demonstrates the pride our employees take in helping factories run better."

ATS will be recognized for its record by the Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon on Thursday, March 14th at The Embassy Suites in Columbia, SC.

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 located in Greenville, SC, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Monterrey, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.  For more information, visit

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