Atlantic Concrete Cutting Inc. holds several current WBE certificates including those issued by the State of New Jersey, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY&NJ), New York City, City of Philadelphia, Maryland and Delaware.
2016 marked 25 years in business for Atlantic Concrete Cutting Inc. As with any newly created business, the company started small and gradually grew, acquiring new equipment, hiring additional employees, and expanding into exciting markets.
Atlantic started out by providing basic core drilling and slab sawing services. Early membership in the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) provided access to a fantastic network of knowledgeable and experienced concrete cutters from around the world. In addition, CSDA's training and technical resources proved to be invaluable.
With new equipment and additional manpower came expansion of our market area. Moving into the Pennsylvania and New York market areas, we acquired new industry contacts and joined additional professional organizations, including the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association (UTCA), the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ), Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) and General Building Contractors Association of Philadelphia (GBCA).
Our project managers began preparing more comprehensive proposals; we expanded from core drilling and slab sawing to wall sawing, wire sawing, and sawing & sealing cracks and joints. New equipment and new technologies required greater safety awareness and a stronger focus on employee training. As we continued to grow, new employee's, brought fresh ideas for new markets and new approaches to solving the challenges of increasingly difficult project needs.
And then there is the support network. Additional equipment and a growing vehicle fleet required a well staffed shop with trained mechanics and the tools necessary to keep everything operating efficiently and safely. Our administrative support staff grew by leaps and bounds. More employees, larger contracts, and growing assets required capable individuals to assure regulatory compliance, prompt payment of invoices, proper insurance coverage, and revenue collections.
So what have we learned and where do we go from here?
Without a doubt, the most important lesson has been understanding that as an employer Atlantic has responsibilities and commitments to its employees and their families. It's not just about conducting a successful operation and maintaining a financially secure corporation. Since 1991, Atlantic has grown as an employer, providing competitive wages and salaries to skilled individuals from across the region. Just as these individuals have a responsibility to come to work on time each day and give 100% so our customers can be fully satisfied, Atlantic has a responsibility to provide them with a career that promises security and growth for them and their loved ones.
This means that we must remain competitive and economically viable in a difficult industry. We must seek ways to keep our customer base and to expand into new markets. To do so requires ongoing training, development of an even stronger safety culture, acquisition of equipment designed with state-of-the-art technology, recruitment of next generation of employees who possess innovative thinking skills, recognition and advancement for our existing family of employees, and strong, aggressive leadership by our managers.
Atlantic Concrete Cutting services the Tri-State area along with Delaware and Maryland.