ATS Builds $2 Million Heavy Equipment Operator Training Facility

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Associated Training Services, in an attempt to create additional training space to meet the needs of a growing job market, has built a new training facility in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin to accommodate a greater number of heavy equipment operator trainees.

If we can train more people, then we can help employers fill jobs faster.

Associated Training Services (ATS) is bringing all of its classrooms, offices, and heavy equipment training resources under one roof with a new $2 million training facility. The new facility features six classrooms in 16,000 square feet of space in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, 10 miles outside of Madison. Members of the public are invited to a grand opening and open house on Friday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The largest classroom is 3,000 square feet and seats 100 plus,” said Dan Swiggum, the business development officer for ATS. “We'll use it for orientation and also make it available to associations looking for a place to provide specialized training.”

ATS's new training facility includes classrooms, offices for the company's staff, an instructor resource room, a conference room, and dining facilities for students and faculty. Classrooms are sponsored by heavy equipment manufacturers and include Case Construction Equipment, Manitou, Terex Cranes, JCB, and Mazzella Companies.

“The extra space will allow us to train more people,” Swiggum said. “Baby Boomers are retiring, and that's leaving a lot of openings in the workforce. If we can train more people, then we can help employers fill jobs faster.”

Swiggum said most of the older buildings will be removed.

ATS currently has commitments from Team Rubicon, a disaster relief organization that recruits veterans, large heavy equipment employers and manufacturers, global recruiters for Chicago Bridge & Iron, and other employers seeking new talent. Companies interested in being a part of the event can contact Swiggum for more information. ATS students and graduates will also be present to speak with employers.

WJJO will broadcast the grand opening live through 94.1 FM.

ATS is located at 7190 Elder Lane in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The new facility is located at 7132 Elder Lane, at the corner of Hwy 151 and Hwy VV. Free food and beverages will be served on location from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information about ATS, its new training facility, or the grand opening, call Swiggum at 608-354-0721 or e-mail Dan(dot)S(at)ATSDigs(dot)com. To RSVP for the grand opening call Cori McNicol at 608-354-0710.

About Associated Training Services
Associated Training Services (ATS) provides heavy equipment training, crane operator certification courses, rigger and signalperson training, and Class-A CDL training. Started in 1959, the company has maintained its strong family values and entrenched its reputation as the most respected heavy equipment training school in North America. ATS grew out of the Diesel Truck Driver Training School started by Robert Klabacka.

Dan Swiggum
Associated Training Services
7190 Elder Lane
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin 53590
Ph: 608-354-0721

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