Huntsville, Alabama-based Advanced Technical Finishing -- which serves the aerospace, defense, commercial, medical and transportation industries -- is undertaking a $10 million dollar facility revitalization by adding 16,000 sq ft.
Company officials say ATF has taken on this renovation in order to speed execution, decrease turnaround time and meet the increasing consumer demand for tight-tolerance, mission-critical work. Plans include the upgrading of the plant’s current anodizing line equipment to allow for increased capacity on Type I, II and III anodizing, as well as installation of new electroless nickel lines and a titanium Type II & III finishing line.
They say the additions will introduce top-of-the-line military-grade coatings to the Eastern portion of the U.S. that is currently available exclusively in the western U.S.
In addition to these improvements, ATF has renovated its 3,000 sq ft painting facility with BR127 capabilities with large, new sandblasting booths, new temperature and humidly controlled paint booths, walk in curing ovens for paint and powder coating, a 70-ton self-contained chiller unit, a DI water system for process lines that include large reserve tanks, and an automatic Controlstik II rinse tank monitoring system that maintains optimal water quality and provides water savings of up to 85 percent.
Most importantly, a new ventilation system creates a healthier and cleaner work place for our employees.
“We are very excited about all the growth ATF is experiencing this year,” said John Cordes, ATF’s Chief Operating Officer. “Not only are we expanding both operations and capabilities, but our expansion is creating jobs. To help manage this growth, we have assembled a new management team comprised of seasoned leaders with over 120 years of combined industry experience.”
The new management team at ATF includes Scott Dennis as Quality Manager, Aaron Stinson VP of Business Development, Justin Hankins as Operations Manager, Eric Bevels as Manager of Painting Services and John Cordes as Chief Operating Officer.
ATF is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev C certified and completing its NADCAP certification. To learn more about ATF’s plating, metal finishing, NDT, painting and powder coating capabilities, visit them online at www.advancedtf.com.