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ATS to improve maintenance at Georgia Iron Works

August 30, 2009 — GIW Industries partnered with Advanced Technology Services (ATS) to help their plant in Grovetown, Georgia run better through the managed services of production asset maintenance.

ATS is the industry leader in managed production equipment maintenance and innovative IT solutions. ATS’ process of production asset optimization will help GIW compete more cost effectively in a highly competitive global economy.

“ATS will add value to the organization through a well-managed maintenance program,” said Charles Harris, Vice President of Operations for GIW Industries. “Their service will create efficiencies in our manufacturing process and provide real cost savings.”

In tough economic times when manufacturers are looking for innovative ways to increase cost savings and efficiency, outsourcing production maintenance can make a significant difference. In fact, in a recent study with Neilson Research, manufacturers agreed that outsourcing maintenance could provide real value in a down economy.

“In both expanding and contracting economies, ATS’ value proposition delivers meaningful advantages to our customers,” said ATS president Jeffery Owens. “We add flexibility to manufacturers that helps them operate at lower levels when needed and to ramp up rapidly as production demand changes. We look forward to helping GIW’s factories run better.”

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.

About GIW Industries:
GIW Industries is located in Grovetown, GA and is the industry leader in design, manufacturing and application of heavy-duty centrifugal slurry pumps. GIW Industries has been designing pumps and moving slurry for over 90 years. In addition to manufacturing slurry pumps, GIW is also in the transportation business. GIW pumps have been used to pump phosphate rock in Florida, oil sands in Canada and hundreds of different materials in between -- everywhere in the world. GIW serves industries such as mining and mineral beneficiation, industrial process, dredge, aggregate and coal preparation.
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