EVERETT -- When Aviation Technical Services
agreed to lease one of its hangars at Paine Field to the Boeing Co.,
the company could have moved the components portion of the business
But that's not what the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul company did."We
decided there was not much of a choice," said Matt Yerbic, ATS
"We knew we had to keep it here in Everett," because of the
talent pool and the proximity of customers and other suppliers.
Yerbic spoke Thursday at the ATS Components division's new location,
just off Airport Road and a couple of miles from the company's main
overhaul buildings at the south end of the airport. ATS moved components
work late last year into the newly renovated 70,000-square foot
facility at 2600 W. Casino Road in Everett. The company and local
government and industry leaders gathered Thursday to mark ATS' decision
to remain in the area.