ATD Gives Back – TLS Veterans

October 2, 2018 | By: Jessica Helmer

ATD has selected TLS Veterans as our support cause this year during Safety Fest. Don and Dave have graciously offered to have ATD match the funds we raise for the event to TLS Veterans.

We raised over $2,600 dollars and contributed many everyday goods for our Vets!

TLS Veterans (TRANSFORMING LIVES THROUGH SERVICE TO VETERANS) IS A NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION that provides services necessary to experience hope and achieve success to veterans in need and their families. TLS serves veterans, current active duty military members, the National Guard and their families in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Men and women from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm and OEF/OIF have successfully participated in their services and have found shelter, food, employment and support while reconnecting with their communities and their families. TLS will have a booth at Safety Fest - they appreciate our efforts and they are excited to meet everyone. To check out TLS Veterans go to

3rd Quarter ATD Stands Up For Safety: Ergonomics! Sept. 24th - 28th

September 24-28, 2018 | By: Jessica Helmer

Construction work requires constant motion of the body in ways that may not always be too comfortable for most individuals. It is extremely important to step back, evaluate the work load, and figure out where you could change up the way you are performing a task to become more “ergonomically correct”.

Always begin and end the day with a stretch and flex session. This is a 5-10-minute session that allows for the muscles to warm up and get loose. Make sure to stretch the entire body from the neck on down to the ankles.

Proper methods of lifting and handling protect against injury. Proper lifting makes work easier. You need to “think” about what you are going to do before bending to pick up an object. Overtime, safe lifting technique should become a habit.

Painting, taping, and hanging all require some sort of overhead work. This can be especially straining on the neck and shoulders. There is an increased risk for injury when holding material above shoulder eight, twisting arms in an awkward position, working with unstable footing, frequent flexing of the neck, or performing repetitive movements combined with force.

Moving material is always easier when you have equipment to help you out. Save your body any chance you can. Simple things we can use every day to move material include pallet/pallet jacks, rolling carts, and mini bakers for example. This removes the strain from your body substantially.

ATD Safety Fest!

September 15, 2018 | By: Jessica Helmer

With the food trucks, petting zoo, pony rides and bounce house….this year was a hit! TLS Veterans was our support cause this year! We had about 300 guests, and dignitaries from several unions, FCAC and FCAI. Don’t forget to mention our fabulous vendors, thanks to all who participated!!!

To all of our field crews - Thanks for all you do!!

Surface Prep Importance

August 21, 2018 | By: Jessica Helmer

ATD Coatings Division specializes in the proper surface preparation and application of unique coatings. This can be done on ALL substrates including those that take a punishment in the industrial manufacturing world! These two particular ground storage tanks are highly susceptible to chloride induced stress corrosion cracking. This is caused by the harsh chemicals stored inside of them and the application of insulation required. ATD is quick to analyze conditions to make recommendations for proper surface prep and facilitates an economical and durable solution with the highest level of quality control. If it’s unique, we can help find the right solution, just ask!

Safety Fest!

August 21, 2018 | By: Jessica Helmer

Clear your calendars because ATD’s annual Safety Fest is quickly approaching! This will be a fun-filled Saturday for the family which will include:

  • Yummy Food Trucks
  • Kidz Zone-candy, games, bouncy house, pony rides, and a PETTING ZOO!!
  • Several vendors including local unions
  • Dunk Tank-DEVIN CRONIN is your target!!!

(The dunk tank proceeds will be donated to TLS Veterans. If you would like to help support this great organization, you can do so by donating canned goods, toiletries, etc.) Anything helps!

Safety Fest Details:

When: Saturday September 15th, 2018
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: 1227 Naperville Dr., Romeoville IL 60446