ATS West History

Greg Shields, owner and president of C & G Machine Tool Service dba ATS West, started servicing machine tools in 1975, specializing in General Electric controls. In the late 1970's when DRC Backgauge systems started showing up in California he became an outside contractor for two large machine tool dealerships servicing these systems. Currently Greg maintains over 1000 backgauge systems in and around California. In late 2001 when he learned the company which supplies replacement parts for these backgauge systems was for sale he bought the company and moved it to southern California. That way he could keep his customers backgauge systems up and running and at the same time keep suppling parts to all backgauge users and service organizations.