History of the Dynabend Backgauge System

DRC (Dynamics Research Corporation) originally came out with the Dynabend Backgauge System in the late 1970's. In the early 1980's DRC sold the Backgauge division to two of its employees. They named the new company D-Ann Manufacturing. In the mid 1980's one of the partners died resulting in numerous legal problems for the remaining partner. As a result, he left D-Ann Manufacturing (which shortly closed thereafter) to start a new company called Automated Technical Services. Automated Technical Services continued until December 2001 when the owner retired. After learning Automated Technical Services was for sale in Oct 2001, Greg Shields went to Connecticut, purchased the company and moved it to California. The new company was named ATS West and opened for business in December of 2001.