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ATIS Acquires 5th Elevator Inspection Business in 12 Months

ST. LOUIS, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ATIS Elevator Inspections, a subsidiary of American Testing & Inspection Services (ATIS), is pleased to announce it has acquired Midwest Certified Elevator Inspections, Inc. d/b/a Midwest Elevator Inspection Services (MEIS).

Chip Smith, Kirk Pohl and J.A. Marchack (PRNewsFoto/American Testing & Inspection...)

Chip Smith, Kirk Pohl and J.A. Marchack (PRNewsFoto/American Testing & Inspection…)

MEIS was established in 1999 and provides test witnessing, inspection and certification services for elevators, escalators, moving walks, lifts and other mechanized conveyances. The company has been led by Kirk Pohl since 2006 and is one of the largest elevator inspection companies in the Midwest.

ATIS is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and is the second largest conveyance inspection company in the United States. The company currently provides safety inspection and test witnessing services on conveyances and plans to expand into new service verticals in the future. In an effort to significantly expand its footprint, ATIS is hiring qualified elevator inspectors and making select acquisitions throughout the country.

“This is a significant acquisition for ATIS and cements our position as the market leader here in the Midwest,” said J.A. Marchack, President of ATIS Elevator. “Kirk assembled a great team, and we are excited to have them join ATIS as we expand our delivery of the nation’s best multi-jurisdictional inspection program.”

“ATIS has accumulated some of the most experienced and knowledgeable inspectors in the business, and I’ve known many of them for years,” said Kirk Pohl, President of MEIS. “ATIS has clearly made a significant commitment to their employees and customers, and we are pleased to be able to offer our combined resources and expertise to a growing number of clients.”

“We’ve been courting Kirk for over two years and are extremely pleased to have closed this acquisition,” said Chip Smith, Chairman of ATIS. “MEIS was ATIS’s most formidable competitor in the Midwest, and we are excited about the opportunities that exist by combining forces. This is great news for our employees, customers and the riding public.”

About ATIS:

ATIS is a national testing, inspection and certification firm that currently provides safety inspection and test witnessing services for elevators, escalators, moving walks and other conveyances.

Contact information:

Chip Smith
American Testing & Inspection Services
Toll Free: 855.755.ATIS