Judson A. Smith Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Offering precision tubing and machining to help customers move from concept to market

WARWICK, RI - ATW Companies Inc., a leading provider of custom manufactured metal components and services, announced that Judson A. Smith, its custom and precision tubing products subsidiary, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in business. One of the most highly specialized tube fabricators and machined component manufacturers in the world, Judson Smith is known throughout the industry for its quality delivery and performance, expert design development advice, quick turnaround prototypes, and assistance in design for manufacturability.

Judson Smith started the company in 1961 with four employees. Located in Boyertown, PA, the company was established in what had been a stable carriage house owned by the Boyer Family. From those humble beginnings, Judson Smith has grown to a 40,000 square foot facility, with 160 employees working a three shift operation. The company was acquired by ATW in 1983.

Judson Smith's initial products were coil forms and pointer tubing for analog meters used in electronics. Over the past 50 years, Judson Smith's product offering has evolved, now including custom metal tube fabrication and machined components for many applications in the medical device, aerospace, automotive, and electronics represent markets. Certified to both ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 standards, Judson Smith provides customers one place for specialized capabilities, including the ability to hold extremely tight tolerances.

"I am proud to celebrate this milestone with Judson Smith, and especially to pay homage to their remarkable problem solving abilities," said Peter C. Frost, president and CEO of ATW Companies. "By offering design solutions to help customers move from design concept to market, and working closely with design teams to ensure that parts will work in finished assemblies, the company has established itself as a truly valued partner."

Judson Smith is planning several events to mark the anniversary, including celebrations honoring its customers, vendors, and employees.

About Judson A. Smith Company

Judson A. Smith Company is part of the ATW family of companies. For over 50 years, Judson Smith has manufactured precision, custom tubular parts, and machined components in various materials to rigid specifications. Industries served by Judson Smith include Medical, Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, and many more in which specialized capabilities, including the ability to hold extremely tight tolerances, are critical. The company maintains a number of quality certifications, including; ISO 9001:2000; and ISO 13485.

The company blends prototype engineering with short and long run production expertise; it is geared toward fast prototype turn-around and quick ramp-up to full scale production. For more information on Judson A. Smith Company, visit www.judsonsmith.com , call 610-367-2021 or jshields@judsonsmith.com

About ATW Companies

Headquartered in Warwick, RI, ATW Companies is a provider of highly engineered metal solutions to the metal component marketplace, servicing customers worldwide. The company runs state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in California, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island and offers global sales and support. ATW provides a wide range of fabrication technologies to meet the exacting requirements of industries and diverse technologies for the most critical applications. The company's motto is "Be the Best...Do it Right," and they strive to live by this commitment to quality, reliability, innovation, and integrity by continuously adding value to their products and services.

Press Contact: Kristin Nugent

McNeil, Gray & Rice Inc.

(617).367.0100 x 148


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