A Brief History of Atlanta Scales, Inc.
In October of 1967 Atlanta Scales, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Georgia as a small service company to repair industrial scales and weighing equipment. At that time there were 4 equal shareholders, Deane Laird, BJ Clark, EP Spivey and Georgia Reeves. The following month A. E. Whitten, Sr. started as an employee. He cleaned levers and weighbridge steel with a blow torch. By September of 1968, Al had saved enough money to buy his first 11 shares of ASI stock from BJ Clark. By March of 1970 he had bought the remaining stock from Mr. Clark making him a ¼ equal partner. By July of 1984 Al had managed to buy out the 3 remaining partners to become the sole owner of Atlanta Scales all while working out in the field most of the time. At that point Al transitioned into sales and in 1986 Mark Whitten started as a service technician. Mark worked as a service tech until he became Service Manager in 1995. By January of 2002 Al had retired full time and Mark had been running ASI for several months. In December of 2016 the property located at 9999 Tara Blvd. was sold and ASI moved from its home of 38 years to a bigger and better location in McDonough, GA. Although ASI has seen many changes in its 51 years of existence one thing remains the same…our dedication to hard work, customer relationships and integrity has always remained the same.