ATW Companies Announces Grand Opening of Parmatech-Proform Facility in East Providence

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New factory adds jobs and opportunities.

ATW Companies, a leading provider of custom manufactured metal components and services, announces the grand opening of Parmatech-Proform Corporation’s (Proform’s) new 25,000 square foot manufacturing facility at 825 Waterman Avenue, in East Providence, Rhode Island. The company focuses on metal injection molding and secondary MIM operations for the medical, telecommunications, firearms, hand tools, semiconductor, and electronic packaging markets.

The grand opening event will take place at the facility in October. It will feature remarks by ATW executives, a tour of the factory and visits from community leaders, as well as light refreshments and music.Proform is a wholly owned subsidiary of ATW Companies, acquired in 2009, specifically to augment and complement Parmatech’s California-based MIM operation. The existence of two separate facilities offers these markets significantly enhanced logistical and security benefits. The new Rhode Island facility will serve as Proform’s headquarters.

According to Peter C. Frost, president of ATW Companies, Inc., “ATW Companies is very excited to be expanding within Rhode Island, our long-established headquarters and base of operations. In addition to increasing our capacity on the East Coast, we expect the new facility will generate over 100 jobs to the area throughout the next three years.”

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ATW Companies is the parent company of A. T. Wall Company (Warwick, RI), Judson A. Smith Company (Boyertown, PA), Parmatech Corporation (Petaluma, CA), and now Proform (East Providence, RI).

About ATW Companies
Headquartered in Warwick, RI, ATW Companies is a provider of highly engineered metal solutions to the metal component marketplace, servicing customers worldwide. The company runs state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities located in California, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island and offers global sales and support. ATW provides a wide range of fabrication technologies to meet the exacting requirements of industries and diverse technologies for the most critical applications. The company’s motto is “Be the Best… Do it Right,” and they strive to live by this commitment to quality, reliability, innovation, and integrity by continuously adding value to their products and services.

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