ATI Industrial Automation (Apex, NC) will break ground on the expansion of its corporate and manufacturing headquarters on Friday, April 21, at 4:00 PM. This expansion–the largest in ATI’s 28-year history–will increase the size of its Apex facility to 185,000 square feet. “Global demand for our robotic end-effectors continues to grow,” said ATI Chairman Keith Morris. “This latest major expansion, our second in just four years, will help us to meet the growing needs of our worldwide client base.”
ATI was formed in 1989 by engineers Keith Morris, Chairman; Robert Little, CEO; and Dwayne Perry, Chief Sensor Technologist. The firm has grown from a small team with a tiny office in Garner, NC, to a global workforce of 300 employee-owners. Corporate and manufacturing headquarters are located in Apex, NC, but ATI has added business offices in Michigan, China, Mexico, and Brazil to better serve its ever-growing customer network.
The new addition will increase the size of the engineering, warehouse, and production floor areas, and will be staffed by 275 new employees. For ATI customers, the expansion means quicker turnaround of new designs and increased production capacities to keep lead times short. The expansion gives way to a new engineering and robotic lab for development of end effectors.
ATI’s robotic end-effector products optimize industrial applications in fields such as Robotics, Aerospace, Biomedical, Automotive, Electronics, Applied Research, Academics, Nuclear and Government.