In 1979, Wayne Norman founded ATI as a manufacturer's representative in Atlanta, Georgia, starting from a spare bedroom in his home. Thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit and strategic foresight, his enterprise experienced an unforeseen surge in business during the first six months. The overwhelming success led to ATI outgrowing its humble beginnings and relocating to a leased office space. Employees worked tirelessly to meet the sudden demand for scrubber and baghouse systems for air pollution control, as well as turnkey installation of six gas turbine silencers/stacks. ATI's exceptional performance generated a high volume of client requests, prompting the addition of stack testing services to its program.
ATI's product offerings, then and now, bear striking similarities. During its formative years, ATI took great pride in representing small-scale, high-quality producers that it firmly believed in. However, some clients were initially hesitant to do business with them. But as word of the company's credibility spread, more and more customers gravitated towards ATI. In fact, many customers were reluctant to purchase fans, baghouses, and other equipment unless it was part of an ATI system, exclusively backed by the company's unwavering guarantee and Mr. Norman's signature on every offer. Luckily, ATI proved to be more than equal to the task and quickly established itself as a trailblazer in the industry, branching out into systems development early in its debut year. This turned out to be a fortuitous decision as ATI now boasts an impressive track record of providing construction services built around the products that its sales team markets on a yearly basis.
Presently, ATI maintains its position as a top marketer of pollution control energy recovery and combustion equipment, offering both standalone and packaged turnkey systems. Its stack testing division has evolved to provide an all-inclusive array of testing services, including instrumental testing with the aid of mobile monitoring labs. These services have since been expanded to cover CEM system service and the provision of stationary turnkey TP-CEM systems. Mr. Norman, who remains actively involved in the company's day-to-day operations, plays a vital role in the management and maintenance of client relationships. Over the course of more than three decades, he has steadily built a team of proficient and accomplished professionals who share in his corporate philosophy and vision, helping transform ATI into what it is today. The ATI team is enthusiastic about meeting even the most demanding customer requirements while delivering unparalleled quality. The company is committed to upholding its hallmark personalized service, which has been synonymous with the ATI brand from its inception.