About ATN / History
The Alabama Technology Network recently began its second decade of improving the competitiveness of Alabama's existing industries by providing training to Alabama manufacturers. Formally established in 1995, the state legislature provided funding from the University of Alabama's and Auburn University's budgets to fund the initial centers. That same year, ATN became the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership affiliate which expanded ATN's role to include technical assistance and training to Alabama's manufacturers. In 2004, ATN became part of the Alabama Community College System, the state's system for two-year colleges.