Project Joy & Hope Adopt a Family

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Atec and Vital Link adopted the Maestas and Limon families this year through Project Joy and Hope. They serve seriously ill children and their families, and have a palliative care facility onsite. This amazing organization, led by Dr. Jan Wheeler and Director Shelley Fuller, allows companies to adopt the families staying at the Tulip Project in Pasadena around Christmas time. …

Paul Fenley: Atec’s Golden Boy Makes Good!
By: Emily L. Pataki

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When Paul Fenley interviewed with Atec in the early summer of 1987 for an entry-level engineering position, he unknowingly opened the door to a lifelong career at the aerospace company.  The Texas native and lifelong aviation enthusiast had recently graduated from Texas A&M University’s rigorous Aerospace Engineering program, and Atec presented an opportunity to launch his career in engineering in his …

Halloween Company Party

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Atec, Inc. celebrated Halloween with a company party featuring Pumpkin “Boo” Bowling and Pumpkin Carving Contest. The competition was fierce with ten entries. Many pumpkins had intricate carvings while one sported a wig, another was a Minion and Cookie Monster made an appearance eating cookies. Brian Durbin, V.P. (& E.E.) took first place with an adaptation of the old board …

Project Joy and Hope at the Shell Houston Open

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Atec has been with Project Joy & Hope, a greater Houston-area non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of children and families who live with life-limiting conditions, since its inception in 2000 (Fun fact: Atec CEO, Howard Lederer is Chairman of the Board for Project Joy & Hope). For 15 years, Atec and Project Joy & Hope have …

Atec Mechanical Engineer Gears Up for BP MS 150

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Atec’s Senior Mechanical Engineer John Haschke will be participating in his TENTH BP MS 150 ride this weekend (April 18th and 19th)! For those not familiar with the BP MS 150, it’s a huge fundraising bike ride created by the MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society South Central Region. For 2 days, riders bike their way from Houston to Austin (that’s 180 …

Atec’s Annual Toys for Tots Drive

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“To whom much is given, much will be expected.” As Atec President Paul Fenley asserted during this month’s company meeting, that is our guiding philosophy when it comes to giving back: we’ve been given a lot, so it should come as no surprise that we give a lot back. One can look at Atec’s 2014 Toys for Tots toy drive …

Trees for Tots

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Project Joy and Hope, an organization chaired by Atec CEO Howard Lederer that strives to support families of children with life-limiting illnesses, teamed up with MedCare Pediatric Group. Together, these two organizations hosted the Trees for Tots event on Sunday. Now in its 9th year, Trees for Tots is a great event where families with special needs children are given …

Atec Joins Project Joy & Hope at the Shell Houston Open

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Atec, Inc. spent the day at the Shell Houston Open, a PGA Tour tournament sponsored by Shell and the Houston Golf Association. The event is staffed by volunteers from the various charities who benefit from the tournament’s proceeds, solicited pledges, and contributions. One of Atec’s newest team members, tech writer Kristena Ducre, volunteered with Project Joy and Hope this year, …

NASA Balloon Sonde Recovery

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Brian Durbin, Atec’s Vice President, and his kids helped a group from NASA recover their weather balloon and payload this past weekend.   The NASA Team drove out to Missouri City, TX  this past Sunday (August 11) and discovered  this CFH sonde floating in a small lake.  At that time, Brian Durbin and his kids Robert (16)  and Kathleen (12)  were on the …

2011 Recap in the Community

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In June 2011, Atec sponsored a clothing drive for Second Mile Mission Center,  a charity local to the Stafford/Sugar Land area. More than 40 Atec employees contributed over 300 items of clothing, many of them items for children, for donation to the area’s less fortunate to make the drive a success. The clothing drive, coordinated by Atec HR Manager Meghan Major, …