Automation Technology, LLC (ATI) recently completed an approximately $1.3 million capital investment, expanding valve actuation/controls production and assembly capabilities at its Houston area manufacturing facility. The expanded capacity plan allows ATI to continue to meet the increased product demand recently experienced in the oil, gas and pipeline market segments.
The internal expansion increased the overall production throughput and established dedicated assembly cells for ATI’s direct gas motor and electro-hydraulic power unit (HPU) product lines. New equipment included computer numerically controlled (CNC) vertical and horizontal mills as well as additional welding stations, lathes and spring press station. Support equipment including additional cranes, a new walk-in sandblaster, and a new paint booth were also part of the enhancements. Coinciding with the capital investment, ATI has expanded its workforce by approximately 20% within the past six months.