ATW COMPANIES ANNOUNCES GROWTH AND EXPANSION OF
A.T. WALL AND METALFORM MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS
Company adds 30 jobs to local economy – 100 expected by 2015
WARWICK, RI – ATW Companies, a leading provider of engineered metal manufacturing solutions, announces that its A.T. Wall and Metalform businesses have expanded significantly between 2011 and 2013, adding 30 jobs to the local economy. The company expects to add about 100 new workers by 2015. The addition of a significant number of new suppliers has also increased local investment in the area by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Since its 2011 acquisition of Metalform, ATW has expanded the division, adding new equipment and hiring new manufacturing, design engineering, assembly, and sales personnel to keep up with the growing demand for its firearms peripheral products. Most recently, Metalform developed the “Pro‐Carry” series magazine, which has a flat follower and a low friction Xylon coating on the exterior, increasing capacity and improving release of empty magazines during reloading. The new product is in keeping with the company’s goals of staying fresh and innovative with a classic, basic design.
A.T. Wall, ATW’s precision stamping and tube drawing subsidiary, was founded in Rhode Island more than 125 years ago to service a burgeoning jewelry manufacturing industry. After much of the industry moved overseas, A.T. Wall adapted to become a global supplier of seamless cold drawn specialty tubing and metal stampings that include drawn and coined products. Deeply committed to keeping manufacturing in the United States, the acquisition of Metalform added assembly to ATW’s portfolio and expanded its participation in the firearms market.
“Before being acquired, Metalform didn’t have the resources to aggressively capture more business and service it,” said Tracy MacNeal, ATW’s Chief Strategy Officer. “ATW has been able to expand the division, add new equipment, hire workers, and meet the demand successfully.” The company also expanded its manufacturing capabilities, adding resistance welding, spot welding, and robotic plasma welding equipment, which enabled it to increase production by at least 10 percent.