Advanced Technology Services, Inc. Named to the Inc. 5,000 and the Global Outsourcing 100


Company recognized for growth and commitment to making factories run better

Peoria, IL (November 17, 2008) - Advanced Technology Services, Inc., (ATS), the industry leader in managed production equipment maintenance, industrial parts repair and innovative IT solutions has received two honors for its innovative business. Inc. Magazine has recognized ATS as one of America's 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies for 2008. The company has also been named one of the world's top 100 outsourcing service providers by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), for the third consecutive year.

"It is an honor for our business to be recognized for our commitment to make factories run better," said Jeffrey Owens, President of ATS. "We are proud that our preventive and proactive maintenance strategies help improve the productivity and profitability of a factory's most valuable assets. "

The 2008 Inc. 5,000 list measures growth in revenue and employees. Inc.com considered ATS noteworthy for sponsoring a group of high school students to build robots for the 2008 International First Robotics Competition, which is geared toward making engineering fun and relevant for young people.

Additionally, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) judged companies for its annual Global Outsourcing 100 list on four critical characteristics: size and growth; customer references; organizational competencies; and management capabilities.

ATS was named to the Top 10 Best Companies by Industry Focus: Service, and the Top 20 list in Best Companies by Service Offered: Product Research, Development and Manufacturing.

About ATS:
ATS makes factories run better. Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) improves 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. Founded in 1985, ATS employs over 2,300 people across the U.S., Mexico and United Kingdom. ATS is headquartered in Peoria, IL with offices and services centers located in Greenville, SC, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Monterrey, Mexico and the United Kingdom For more information, visit the ATS Web site at www.AdvancedTech.com.

About IAOP
The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) is a global membership-based organization shaping the future of outsourcing as a management practice, as a profession, and as an industry. Its members are line and staff, executives and managers, with the vision and expertise it takes to design, implement, and manage their company's global corporate ecosystem. This new breed of outsourcing professional enhances their company's success and their own careers by taking advantage of a wide-array of association services including networking, research, training, and certification.

About Inc. 500|Inc. 5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. magazine and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today's entrepreneurial superstars - the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|Inc. 5000 Conference brings together members of the Inc. 5000 community-both a new class of Inc. 5000 honorees and the list's alumni-for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. For the first time ever, this powerful networking event is open to all. Please join us September 18-20, 2008 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C. For more information or to register, visit www.Inc500Conference.com or call us at 877-211-0489.

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