ATS expands USG partnership
It’s the second such engagement between the two companies.
Advanced Technology Services, Inc., recently announced an agreement to provide production asset maintenance services to USG Corporation’s new Washingtonville, PA plant. It’s the second such engagement between the two companies.
"We made the decision to partner with ATS because they bring the maintenance capabilities to help us rapidly achieve our safety, quality and operational goals," said Scott Schafer, plant manager for the Washingtonville plant
ATS is also providing reliability solutions to USG's plant in Port Reading, NJ. The solutions are designed to help accelerate the plants’ efforts to improve asset performance and improve their competitive advantage in the marketplace.
"Our country's most modern and cutting edge factories can become even more productive and profitable by deploying highly skilled employees that make production machinery run better," said Jeffrey Owens, president of ATS.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey