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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

Precision Electric Coil Winds in New Sales with ISO Assistance

Reported Year
2022
Precision Electric Coil initially engaged with ATN by requesting assistance with an internal audit of their ISO Quality Management System. Precision Electric Coil is certified to the ISO 9001-2015 international quality management standard and one of the requirements for certification is to conduct an internal audit of the company’s processes. With

Internal Audits Fuel New and Retained Sales for AvaLan Networks

Reported Year
2022
AvaLAN is currently certified to the ISO 9001 quality management system (QMS) standard. They voluntarily maintain their certification for a couple of prominent reasons. First, since ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard, it is often a requirement to be considered as a vendor, and AvaLAN’s attainment gives them a competitive edge in

ATN's Lean Tools: The right formula for Johnson Labs

Reported Year
2022
After handling the company business for over 30 years Louis Johnson turned operations over to his wife Karla. Karla recognized that a major workplace reorganization was needed to run the business efficiently. Due to the lack of workplace organization, valuable space could not be utilized for testing new products and processing orders more
Created March 18, 2019, Updated January 26, 2022