After having worked in the Mechanical Consulting Engineering business for a number of years, Lou Petro formed ATS in 1969 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; providing Technical Specification Information to all Designers.
Over the next 15 years, ATS slowly expanded its coverage area to span all of the Greater Toronto Area, with further expansion naturally occurring as Designers using the Spec Service moved outside of Toronto. Expansion was facilitated and made possible due to technological advances, such as the proliferation of the fax machine. By the mid-1980's, ATS' coverage extended to most of southern Ontario.
pansion occurred throughout the 1990's and today, with the use of computers, e-mail and the Internet, ATS has a coverage area consisting of the major metropolitan centres in Canada and the United States.
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