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A-Tech Becomes a 4x Inc. 5000 Honoree!

Back-to-back-to-back… to back Inc. 5000 honoree! We are ecstatic to announce that A-Tech has been ranked at 1,972 in the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of, America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, moving us up the ladder for the fourth consecutive year! To put this achievement into perspective there are over 27 million private companies registered in the…
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National Fire Prevention Month – Smoke and Soot

Did you know that this past October was National Fire Prevention Month? In just the past two years, recent fires have plagued our country and resulted in hazardous air conditions, leaving an overall threat to our homes and safety. Even though Southern California has been experiencing heavy rain throughout November, our fellow Southern California residents…
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Legionnaires’ Disease: A Deadly Killer Hidden in Plain Sight

Legionnaires’ Outbreak Shocks Hotel A recent article by CNN reported that a person died of Legionnaires’ disease while staying at the Sheraton, a renowned hotel, in Atlanta. Eleven others were also said to be diagnosed with Legionnaires’ and a staggering sixty-one probable cases were identified. The root of the Legionnaires’ outbreak may have originated from…
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The Importance of Ergonomics in the Workplace

What Is Ergonomics?  Working Americans spend about 2,000 hours per year in the workplace and all these hours can have a negative effect on their eyes, back, arms, and neck. To solve that, it is essential to understand the importance of Ergonomics and how it is the key in protecting workers health. Ergonomics is the…
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What is Silica and Why it is Important?

Although silica seems like an exotic chemical compound, it is actually a very common mineral found in materials such as stone, artificial stone and sand. Silica is commonly found in nature in various forms. The most common is quartz. Are you thinking quartz countertops? Yes, it is in there. This is how silica looks like:…
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A-Tech Honored by the US Small Business Administration!

A-Tech Consulting has been named 2019 Woman Owned Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration! The U.S. Small Business Administration selected elite companies as part of National Small Business Week to “highlight the contributions made by small business owners and champions to create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global…
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Global Asbestos Awareness Week and Healthy School Day!

Global Asbestos Awareness Week and Healthy School Day! Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is an independent non-profit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure. Every year from April 1-7, they announce “Global Asbestos Awareness week,” dedicated to asbestos awareness and prevention. Asbestos is a known carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure. Since the19th century,…
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The Side Effects of Mold

What is Mold? Mold is a type of fungi that can grow indoors/outdoors and can grow almost anywhere (i.e Drywall, Ceiling Tiles and Wood Products). Mold is most commonly found in food and damp building materials and can spread quickly (24 to 72 hours) as long as it has food & moisture.  Roof leaks and…
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Indoor air quality

Is Your Indoor Air Quality Really Quality Air?

When people think of air pollution, they tend to imagine gray clouds of smog produced by factories and motorized vehicles. Tobacco and car exhaust fumes can elicit coughing and eye irritation.  We inherently know that these exterior pollutant exposures can be dangerous to air quality and our health.  We often believe that these toxins can…
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Hearst Castle Neptune Pool Renovation Project

The iconic Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California embarked on a complete restoration project nearly three years ago. The restoration and renovation project included completely draining the pool, carefully removing and storing the ancient statues that adorned the perimeter of the pool, removing all of the old tile, finding and repairing leaks…
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