Established in 1951 by Otis Jordan.
One mill, 4 guys, and 904 square feet in South Phoenix is how it all began. The initial orders were from Garrett for jigs and fixtures for their engine production lines. By 1952 the transition to piece production started with the purchase of a lathe and hone.
ATD grew in the aerospace industry for 34 years in the same location by expanding the building several times to 10,000 square feet. It's core services were tools and dies, general machining, and stamping.
Mike Jordan took the reins of the company after Otis passed away and put his experience as an electrical and mechanical engineer to immediate effect. Laser cutting, welding, and sheet metal fabrication were added as capabilities to expand the product mix on offer.
In 1992 an additional 12,000 square foot building was built next door to the original building. During the next few years EDM and 3-axis CNC machining were brought in-house to increase production. The main industry served was commercial aerospace parts.
After the early passing of her husband Mike, Bridget took over the management of the family business. She added a third building to accommodate the continued growth bringing the total onsite building capacity to 35,000 square feet.
She embraced new technology by adding 4 & 5 axis CNC machining and fiber lasers. She chose to retire in 2015.
Bill Jordan took over management for the family business in 2015.
In the technology arena the focus has been on expanding 5-axis capacity in both CNC and laser cutting.
Another focus has been to expand the industries served from primarily commercial aerospace to include military aerospace and space itself.
ATD is proud to have produced parts for rockets that have carried NASA astronauts to space in 2020.