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Alabama Technology Network (ATN)

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The Alabama Technology Network (ATN) is a part of the Alabama Community College System and serves as the Manufacturing Extension Partnership affiliate for Alabama. ATN has served Alabama manufacturers since 1996. ATN's team of experts helps address the needs of industry and business through innovative, sustainable, and cost-effective solutions. ATN conducts detailed needs assessments, outlines potential solutions based on the assessment results, and provides technical assistance and customized training to help companies solve their problems. 

ATN links industry and business with its network of research universities, community colleges, government agencies, and other partner organizations to deliver the technical assistance, customized training, and other tools and resources needed to improve operational efficiency, productivity, and competitiveness for Alabama manufacturers. ATN offices are located strategically throughout the state at 15 community colleges and 3 research universities to provide local points of contact and access to resources. ATN's vision is to be the driving force that makes Alabama's manufacturers the most profitable, competitive, and productive in the world.

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Success Stories

ATN Training Leads to New Investments for Tyler Union

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With a workforce of more than 450, training is essential to ensuring team members are well-equipped for safe and efficient operations. Tyler Union had new CNC flange machinists needing training to improve their skills and efficiency in operating the company’s CNC equipment. It was essential that the team understood how to manage the equipment to

R&M Machine Shop Soars to New Heights with AS9100 Certification

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After having an ISO 9001 Quality Management System in place for several years, R&M Machine decided that they wanted to become certified in a AS9100 Quality Management System to gain business from the aviation, space, and defense industries. Leadership reached out to ATN, part of the MEP National Network™, for the expertise to understand how they

Internship Program Builds Results for BLOX

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In the summer of 2021, BLOX collaborated with ATN, part of the MEP National Network™, to participate in the esteemed internship program offered through the Alabama Productivity Center (APC) at The University of Alabama. Handpicked for their expertise, four talented interns joined the company, three of whom were operations management majors and one
Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 16, 2024