Press Release 30th Year -Final
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release 30th Year -Final
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Barbara L. Nelson
ATC Associates Inc. Celebrates 30th Anniversary
(JANUARY 25, 2012) – ATC Associates Inc., a nationally-recognized professional engineering and environmental
consulting firm specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, special inspections,
industrial hygiene, and environmental engineering services, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
“ATC was built upon one principle – people helping people. That principle continues to drive every aspect of our
business and has been the key to our success,” said Bobby Toups, CEO of ATC Associates Inc . “After 30 years of
progressive and planned growth, ATC has become a major player in the business, serving thousands of clients
nationwide. We are grateful to our talented and dedicated employees and to our clients for their continued
Over the last three decades, ATC has worked behind the scenes seamlessly and discreetly for hundreds of Fortune
500 companies and was on the scene within hours of several national disasters. From working with the WTC
recovery and redevelopment efforts to environmental testing in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita as well
as providing geotechnical services and construction materials testing on hundreds of major capital improvement
projects across the country, ATC has served as a one-stop resource for leaders in petroleum, real estate, retail,
manufacturing, financial services, insurance, construction, telecommunications, education, government and
“ATC continues to experience significant growth as the economy improves, and as we capitalize on our diverse
service lines in order to help our nationwide clients achieve their objectives,” said Toups. “We are proud of our
achievements and we are always looking for more talent nationally to enhance our offerings.”
With 90 percent of its business generated from client referrals, it’s no surprise why ATC consistently ranks among
Engineering News-Record’s top consultants nationwide.
ATC was founded in 1982 in Sioux Falls, SD as an analytical laboratory. The company’s initial services included
water quality, lake restoration and general analytical testing. As demand for ATC’s services grew, it added drug
screening for the dog and horse racing industries as well as agricultural consulting and informational research.
Readily adapting to an evolving market, ATC began conducting asbestos analyses and air monitoring services in
the same decade, birthing a new direction for the growing company.
“Asbestos management was a hot topic in the early 1980s,” said Don Beck, one of ATC’s first employees, now a
Senior VP overseeing the North Region’s 30 offices. “In response to EPA regulations, asbestos abatement gained
momentum, changing the face of our company from an analytical lab to environmental consulting firm.”
Driven by contractor and clients requests, ATC continued to expand its reach and opened several offices
nationwide including New York City, Denver, Lincoln and Omaha, NE, Detroit, St. Louis, Kansas City and Los
Angeles. During the 1990s, to increase geographic influence and to continue to satisfy its diversified client base,
ATC acquired more than 10 companies and 50 additional offices nationwide.
Today with more than 71 offices in 39 states, ATC generates more than $200 million in services annually and
employs over 1,600 professional, technical and support personnel nationwide.
ATC Associates Inc. is a nationwide consulting,engineering and testing company.We help clients manage and respond to
Environmental,Occupational Health & Safety and Construction-related issues.Services include Environmental Consulting,
Geotechnical Engineering,Construction Materials Testing & Inspection,Industrial Hygiene,Laboratory Analyses and
Environmental Health & Safety Training. Our nation-wide network of 1600 professionals has resolved thousands ofprojects in
our 30-year history. We thrive on delivering creative,effective, cost-saving and safety-oriented solutions. ATC has served as a
one-stop resource for leaders in Petroleum,Real Estate, Retail,Manufacturing, Financial Services,Insurance,Construction,
Telecommunication,Education,Governmentand Hospitality.Learn more atwww.atcassociates.com