NEW HAMPTON — ATEK Metal Technologies, a permanent mold foundry in New Hampton, is expanding its plant and technical capabilities, it announced Tuesday.
ATEK ships aluminum castings and has recently completed a significant expansion of its metal casting, heat treatment and finished machining capabilities.
“We added 40 percent to our low pressure permanent mold casting capacity to keep up with our accelerating growth,” said Tom Christie, president of ATEK. “We also have added state-of-the-art precision machining capabilities to be able to provide our customers with cast and machined finished components.”
As part of the expansion, ATEK is adding robotic de-gating and deburring of castings. This system will be operational in July.
“We are applying automation where it makes sense for the safety of our people and to provide the best value possible for our customers,” said Christie.
Also, ATEK is planning a building expansion to be completed in December. The 9,600-square-foot addition will be attached to ATEK’s current 80,000-square-foot structure. Officials said the workforce is now at 140. Company officials said they anticipate that number will grow as it brings new growth on board in the coming years.
“We need additional plant space to support growth,” said Christie. “The new building will allow us to consolidate our warehousing and shipping areas and make room on the plant floor for ongoing expansion of operations.”
For more than 50 years, ATEK Metal Technologies has delivered aluminium castings to industries such as motorsports and recreation to transportation and industrial markets. ATEK specializes in low pressure permanent and semi-permanent mold aluminum castings. It also has advanced counter pressure castings capabilities.
The entire plant expansion is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2018. For more information about ATEK Metal Technologies, go to atekmetaltechnologies.com.