Reflections on 15 Years of Atema

When asked to reflect on the past 15 years, Vice President Terry Logan had this to say:

“There are many facets of this business that weren’t apparent when we first started. In the beginning, we would often see folks choose price over substance. Clients would choose a lower-priced competitor, only to find later they were shortchanged or downright cheated. This was incredibly frustrating because we knew that, despite having higher prices, our clients were getting a better quality and more substantial product.

As we’ve grown as business owners, we’ve come to realize that those clients always come back; whether it’s to completely revamp their quality system, or just to assist them with closing out nonconformances from an audit. It takes time to build a reliable process and your reputation, so although losing these clients was frustrating at the start, we feel more confident letting them go now. The best we can do is continue to offer the kind of service we’re known for and trust that our reputation for providing top-notch assistance precedes us.

Another facet of this business we didn’t anticipate growing was our international presence. Atema has been fortunate to participate in a number of industrial sectors (pharmaceutical, fiber optics, medical device, structural steel) and having been exposed to such a wide range of industries, our world travel has practically been unlimited. At one point, Atema had apartment housing on three different continents, in three countries, with personnel assigned in each location. International commerce is now the norm and we feel fortunate to be able to work all over the world.

Finally, and most significantly, is the luck we’ve had in adding a wide range of highly qualified people to our company. While our staff brings solid experience, education, and ethics, they also bring a rich gamut of personalities, beliefs, languages, and cultural outlooks. For a company like ours, having this kind of diversity on our staff has been the key to keeping us successful in all our endeavors.

Have the past 15 years been easy? No. Have they been worth it? Absolutely and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

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Maybe your last audit didn't go smoothly. Maybe your “quality guy” moved on, or you have new team members on board who have never been through the process. You may simply want more transformative results from the process this time around – making it mean more and improving the business.

Whatever the reason, Atema can help your regular AISC audits occur on time, on budget and with minimum disruption -- all while delivering knowledge that can meaningfully transform your operations.

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Adding additional certification categories or endorsements not only opens the door to more work, but it's also a good time to make sure your quality processes are really performing to the current requirements.

Atema can help. We can show you how to make scope changes efficient and how to get the most out of them, embedding processes and a culture of quality that pays dividends on every job.”


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  • Implementation assistance: Many companies find they need additional support to install new quality processes – and we’re here to help. We offer both technical and administrative support to guide your implementation process. 
  • Administrative support: If you've lost a valued assistant or your staff is not ready to take on a support role, we can help. Atema provides as-needed administrative support so you don’t miss important events or regular documentation requirements.
  • Project assistance: Our engineers and specialists can guide you through the process when you have new customers of projects.
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