Atek expanding Iowa plant, technical capabilities
AFS Corporate Member ATEK Metal Technologies (New Hampton, Iowa) is expanding its plant and technical capabilities to keep up with demand. The company has recently completed a significant expansion of its metal casting, heat treatment and finished machining capabilities.
“We added 40% to our low pressure permanent mold casting capacity to keep up with our accelerating growth,” said Tom Christie, president, ATEK Metal Technologies. “We also have added state-of-the-art precision machining capabilities to be able to provide our customers with cast and machined finished components.”
ATEK has also invested in robotic de-gating and deburring of castings. This system will be operational in July.
“We are applying automation where it makes sense for the safety of our people and to provide the best value possible for our customers,” Christie said.
The company is also planning a building expansion that's scheduled to be completed in December.
“We need additional plant space to support growth,” Christie said. “The new building will allow us to consolidate our warehousing and shipping areas and make room on the plant floor for ongoing expansion of operations.”
The entire plant expansion is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2018.