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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

Lean Training and Kaizen Events lead to Retained Sales and Cost Savings for Aker Solutions

Reported Year
2021
The Aker Solutions US team had been given a mandate to achieve 30% in cost savings within the current operating year. It quickly became apparent that to reach the aggressive goal, all levels of the organization would need to understand and demonstrate an awareness of continuous improvement techniques. There would also need to be a team of employees

ATN Assists 3M with Emergency Response Training

Reported Year
2020
3M Guin has on-site emergency response personnel that requires them to have an annual Refresher for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) and Confined Space Rescue. Since 2003, ATN has assisted 3M Guin with miscellaneous projects including Internal Auditing of their ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 management systems as well as

"Over the last 10 years ATN has been a valued partner with Briggs & Stratton, Auburn Plant, for a large portion of our Technical Training. The instructors are subject matter experts not only in a class room setting but how the training applies on the plant floor. Being a 24/7 operation, they are willing to meet our team members schedule to deliver the training. Would highly recommend to others." 

—Jerry "Cisco" King, Human Resources Manager

Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 11, 2021