ATEK Companies marks 75th anniversary
ATEK Companies, parent firm of AFS Corporate Member Atek Metal Technologies, is celebrating 75 years of innovation and growth. Its other three operating companies, which occupy five locations in Minnesota and Iowa, are ATEK Access Technologies, Solar Plastics and Fluidall. The ATEK family of products serves several diverse industries including motorsports, recreational, transportation, industrial, sporting, agriculture, medical, military, government, and oil and gas.
In 1946, the company operated in Minneapolis. While running that business, Fred Bieber bought it out, creating the spirit of innovation that remains the foundation of ATEK today. Today, Bieber’s son, Bill Bieber, is chairman of the board and a co-owner, along with Mark Osmanksi and Kay Phillips.
“As an entrepreneurial company, we’ve evolved with the world’s ever-changing technology and invested strategically many times during the last 75 years to meet our customers’ needs and the markets they serve,” said Bill Bieber. “Throughout the last seven-and-a-half decades we’ve utilized leading-edge technologies to deliver the highest quality products and services, but our most important asset in our business is our people.”
ATEK, which employs over 500 people also supports its local communities—whether it’s breaking ground on the new foundry program at a local high school or building a wheelchair ramp at a nearby camp for disabled children.