History of the Dynabend Backgauge System
DRC (Dynamics Research Corporation) originally came out with the Dynabend
Backgauge System in the late 1970's. In the early 1980's DRC sold the Backgauge
division to two of its employees. They named the new company D-Ann Manufacturing.
In the mid 1980's one of the partners died resulting in numerous legal
problems for the remaining partner. As a result, he left D-Ann Manufacturing
(which shortly closed thereafter) to start a new company called Automated
Technical Services. Automated Technical Services continued until December
2001 when the owner retired. After learning Automated Technical Services
was for sale in Oct 2001, Greg Shields went to Connecticut, purchased the
company and moved it to California. The new company was named ATS West
and opened for business in December of 2001.