Oct 22, 2009 7:10 AM by Sarah Rosario
A new business, which means new jobs, is coming to Lafayette. They are called ATC and they help keep our world green. LEDA'S CEO Greg Gothreaux said, "These are the guys; this is the company that is the future of keeping our world green and clean,"
New jobs and new ways to keep the ocean blue are some of the benefits; Boston based company ATC, will bring to Lafayette. The letters stand for analytical testing corporation. They're an environmental engineering firm with new headquarters in the hub city.
Parish President Joey Durel said, "Any time you have a company that's moving from as far away as Boston and decided to come to Lafayette, LA its quite a compliment to us and our community."
ATC'S CEO Bobby Toups said the corporation is bringing its head quarters here because of Lafayette's people and its central location. He said, "people love Lafayette, they love the food, they love the people." His company picked Lafayette over bigger cities like Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta.
The parish president said the new business will benefit the hub city by not only by bringing new jobs but also by bringing others back to their home town.
ATC employs more than 15-hundred people nationwide; they have 65 offices in 36 states. The corporation will start business immediately, and already have an office set up Rue De Jean. The company's office is set up on the second floor of 221 Rue De Jean and they are already accepting applications. ATC expect's to hire about 20 people this first year with a payroll topping one million dollars.