New: Buy Now on Thomas and Pay Over Time with Credit Key   Learn More

Get a First-Hand Look at Lean Manufacturing and Outsourced Maintenance in Action During ATS' Spring Plant Tours

Advanced Technology Services and its Customers Invite You to See Their World-Class Operations with Free Tour Program

PEORIA, Ill., March 29, 2011 - Advanced Technology Services (ATS), a nationwide provider of managed production equipment maintenance and IT services that make factories run better, today announced the kickoff of its all-new 2011 Spring Plant Tour Program. The free program invites prospective customers and those curious about outsourced maintenance to go inside five world-class manufacturing facilities and see first-hand how their lean manufacturing and maintenance programs enhance performance, cost savings and efficiency.

"It's an incredible honor that these tour partners graciously welcome us into their facilities to let others see exactly how the ATS maintenance solution we provide helps these manufacturers run leaner and more efficiently," said Jeff Owens, president of ATS. "The tours provide a unique opportunity to understand the importance of maintenance in lean manufacturing - it's an interactive and educational experience that allows participants to see these best-practice strategies in action, hear about challenges and ask hard questions."

Venue and tour dates for the free program include:

o May 3 - Eaton Electrical Components - Asheville, N.C.,

o May 5 - Honeywell Aerospace - Rocky Mount, N.C.,

o May 10 - MasterBrand Cabinets - Auburn, Ala.,

o May 12 - Eaton Aerospace - Beltsville, Md., and

o May 25 - Caterpillar, Inc. - East Peoria, Ill.

At each location, participants will have an opportunity to speak directly with plant managers, ask questions and discover how outsourcing maintenance can improve asset performance and solve challenges ranging from capacity shortfalls to skilled labor shortages.

Interested parties may register for just one or all of the locations, if desired, but tour size is limited so early registration is encouraged. Early bird registrations made before April 1 will be entered into a drawing to win one of three Kiazen Events to be conducted at the winners' facilities. The tours are free, but participants must cover their own costs for transportation and overnight accommodations, if needed.

To register now for the ATS Spring Plant Tour program, call 1-877-662-4011 or go to .

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

SOURCE Advanced Technology Services

CONTACT: Alice Robbins of SS|PR, +1-847-415-9335,, for ATS

Web Site:

More from Electronic Components & Devices

All Topics