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STEM SCHOOL JOB SHADOW PROGRAM

At American Testing Services, we are always on the lookout for ways to encourage the next generation to consider a career in the non-destructive testing industry.  We were happy to partner with Dayton Regional STEM School during their Job Shadow Program held earlier this month.  Ninth grade student Aden Rhoton contacted us for this project […]

GOOD EATS IN DAYTON – Mudlick Tap House (New Location!)

If you know Chris Small, you know he is a big guy with a big appetite!  Chris loves eating out at the many great locally owned restaurants and pubs in the Miami Valley.  Each month he’ll share one of his favorites with you. Mudlick Tap House – 135 E. Second Street, Dayton, OH  45402 – […]

#MFG Day

How do you get young people interested in manufacturing?  It’s a question that’s asked often. Our answer?  Show them.  Show them what you do.  Show them how you do it.  Show them why it makes a difference. That’s the purpose of MFG Day (happening on Friday, October 6) – to show students the opportunities the […]

GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTIONS

What exactly is a Government Source Inspection (GSI)? Federal regulations require that agencies ensure that supplies and services meet contract requirements.  Inspection of supplies and services before transfer or acceptance is a key facet of the Department of Defense (DoD) quality assurance program. At times, we receive work from a customer that is part of […]

GOOD EATS IN DAYTON – The Golden Jersey Inn

If you know Chris Small, you know he is a big guy with a big appetite!  Chris loves eating out at the many great locally owned restaurants and pubs in the Miami Valley.  Each month he’ll share one of his favorites with you. The Golden Jersey Inn – 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs, OH  45387 […]

Identifying Foreign Object Debris

In the Metallurgical Laboratory, we often receive inquiries regarding our capability to identify FOD (Foreign Object Debris). FOD may be any foreign material introduced into an operating system which may cause damage during use. This article will attempt to clarify the small size capability and the methodology used for identification using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), […]

GOOD EATS IN DAYTON – Carver’s Steaks & Chops

If you know Chris Small, you know he is a big guy with a big appetite!  Chris loves eating out at the many great locally owned restaurants and pubs in the Miami Valley.  Each month he’ll share one of his favorites with you. Carver’s Steaks & Chops – 1535 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton, OH 45459 […]

Summer Cookout Tips from “Grill Master” Small

If you have been reading our newsletter for a while, you know that I typically review restaurants.  This month, at the suggestion of Dan Reynolds (our technical salesman), I’m going to share some of my own grilling and cookout favorites.  When I’m hosting a summer cookout, I usually go BIG, and I always try to […]

GET TO KNOW THE ATS STAFF – Andrew Bennett

Andrew Bennett worked as an automotive mechanic before joining our team.  He is training in both the liquid penetrant and magnetic particle inspection areas. Andrew has two daughters, ages 6 and 8.  He enjoys working on cars in his free time, as well as doing some welding and furniture making.  Andrew says he also spends […]

GET TO KNOW THE ATS STAFF – Tom Donson

Tom Donson spent 10 years in quality control in the manufacturing industry prior to coming to ATS.  He is training with our Ultrasonic staff, learning both contact and immersion inspection methods. Tom has two grown children and one granddaughter.  His hobbies can be summed up in one word – golf!  In fact, when he’s not […]