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Atlas Devices at 2018 HAI Heli-Expo

Atlas Devices is at the 2018 HAI Heli-Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center! You can find us with our partners from Capewell Aerial Systems at their exhibition booth number N6322. Capewell is showcasing their aerospace and life support solutions, while we are demonstrating the Atlas Powered Ascender (APA-5) as an alternate and dismountable personnel and equipment hoist. We are excited to connect with many of the 700+ exhibitors present at the world’s largest helicopter industry trade show.

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Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon Visits Atlas Devices

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Atlas Devices CEO Nate Ball hosted Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon as part of the kickoff to her #SBAIgniteTour on Wednesday, February 7th. During her visit to the Charlestown, MA facility, McMahon got a first-hand look at where Atlas Devices designs and manufactures their products, and heard the story of the company’s growth.

With the help of SBA resources including the Massachusetts Export Center, a Small Business Development Company (SBDC), and SBA backed loans such as the Export Working Capital loan and Contract CAPline loan, Atlas Devices was able to grow for over a decade with non-dilutive capital. With new investment from Pine Street Capital, a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC), Atlas continues to chart an exciting path forward with the help of the SBA.

“The SBA has been behind all of our key growth periods, so it meant a lot to us to show the Administrator the company we’ve built with SBA’s help,” said Ball. At the end of the tour, McMahon, the former President and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE), took note of the Atlas Devices arm wrestling table and Championship Belt and was up for a friendly match.


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Atlas Devices at SHOT Show 2018

Atlas Devices is at SHOT Show 2018! Come see us in Booth 2311 with our friends from SinterFire. On display will be an assortment of our powerful solutions for rapid tactical access and rescue, demonstrated by our team of experts. Gear highlights include Atlas Powered Ascenders, tactical ladders like the Atlas Tactical Ladder (ATL) and the Pilot Innovations Lightweight Assault Ladder (LAL-18), and much more.

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Atlas Devices RACC Patient Packaging Kit for ATL

The Atlas Devices RACC kit, an optional accessory for the ATL, adds on to the already extensive capability of its workhorse ladder. The RACC takes the hasty stretcher configuration of the ATL to the next level. Using the systems integrated straps and ropes, the RACC kit transforms the ATL from a hasty stretcher to a hoist-able litter. For more information on Atlas Devices’ RACC system check out the feature on Soldier Systems Daily.

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Atlas Tactical Ladder (ATL)

The Atlas Tactical Ladder (ATL): Now a single operator can carry a squad level capability in one lightweight and compact piece of equipment. The ATL offers the capability of a ladder, a hasty stretcher, and a bridge. Through user driven design and advanced engineering, Atlas Devices has created a system that is efficient, quick and most importantly easy to use. For more information on the Atlas Tactical Ladder check out the feature on Soldier Systems Daily.

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LAL-18 Lightweight Assault Ladder from Pilot Innovations

Atlas Devices introduces a new capability to its suite of innovated access solutions: the LAL-18 Lightweight Assault Ladder from Pilot Innovations. The lightest and tallest telescoping ladder of its kind. Weighing in at 18 lbs and reaching a deployed height of 18 ft, this carbon fiber ladder gives the operator a significant advantage over comparable systems. When stowed, it can be easily transported by a single user, and integrated into a backpack or other gear. The rung sections are modular, and the ladder can be utilized at variable lengths to fit specific mission or task requirements. It can be fully extended or collapsed in under 20 seconds, without tools.

Check out this recent feature on the LAL-18 on Solder Systems Daily. For more information on the LAL-18 and to request a quote you can visit the LAL-18 product page on our website.

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Atlas Devices Powered Ascenders extend their reach into the utilities industry! The APA-5 Atlas Powered Ascender, already proven as the most advanced powered ascender in use for military applications, is now transitioning into the civilian sector. Atlas Powered Ascenders are being used by utility workers to decrease the time spent at dangerous elevations. The APA-5 helps reduce fatigue, eliminate large amounts of gear, and simplify complex rigging used for high angle rescue situations on dangerous power lines. Check out our recent feature in NPR.

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“E” Award Media Release – Atlas Devices

May 22, 2017



BOSTON — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Atlas Devices with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 22. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

“Atlas Devices has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was very impressed with Atlas Devices’ tremendous export growth over the past four years. The company’s modifications of products to meet the needs of its international clients were also particularly notable. Atlas Devices’ achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American jobs,” said Secretary Ross in his congratulatory letter to the company announcing its selection.

Atlas Devices is a developer and manufacturer of advanced equipment for access and rescue in combat, emergency, and industrial scenarios. Their products include lightweight ladders that quickly become rescue litters, magnetic climbing systems that enable users to scale ships and other steel structures, and powered ascenders that enable soldiers and first responders to “reverse-rappel” up the sides of buildings and cliffs.

“International markets are important for our company,” said Nate Ball, Co-Founder & CEO of Atlas Devices. “Our equipment enables capabilities that were never possible before, and it’s exciting to have top users around the world recognizing that more broadly. We can make a difference for a lot of people inside and outside the U.S., and that opens up tremendous opportunities for our company. Atlas Devices will continue working hard to grow our exports in the coming years, and we are truly honored to receive the “E” Award.”

In total, Secretary Ross honored 32 U.S. companies and organizations from across the country with the President’s “E” Award for their role in strengthening the U.S. economy by sharing American ingenuity outside of our borders.

U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Awards through the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the Department’s International Trade Administration. With offices across the United States and in embassies and consulates around the world, The International Trade Administration lends its expertise at every stage of the exporting process by promoting and facilitating exports and investment into the United States; administering Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties orders; and removing, reducing, or preventing foreign trade barriers.

U.S. exports totaled $2.21 trillion in 2016, accounting for nearly 12 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. Exports supported an estimated 11.5 million jobs nationwide in 2015, according to the most recent statistics from the International Trade Administration.

About the “E” Awards
In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth in one or more international markets.

For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit