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ATC Stories – Blog


From the Press: Shepherd Center Written by Kerry Ludlam "For most people, the ability to drive means much more than just a way to get from point A to point B. It means convenience, opportunity and most of all — independence. Just ask Ben Elstad. “Imagine not being able to drive independently or having to count on other people or public transportation to go anywhere,” says Ben, a U.S. Army veteran who sustained a C-4 incomplete spinal cord injury in a car crash in 1989. “Public transportation isn’t always reliable, and I didn’t want to inconvenience my family and friends... Read More
All-Terrain Conversions is moving into a new factory. With steady growth in demand of wheelchair accessible trucks and SUVs, we simply outgrew our 40,000 square foot factory in Markle. The new facility is 10 miles north of the old factory and is located across the street from GM's Fort Wayne Truck Assembly plant which happens to build the GM trucks that ATC Manufacturing converts to wheelchair accessible vehicles. The new building is over 100,000 sq. ft and boasts a 2,500 sq. ft show room and 5,000 sq. ft multi-level office space. The factory space will allow us to double production and... Read More
Passionate customers, staff members, supporters and prospective clients surround ATC. In an effort to help these individuals interact with one another, we created ATC Connect. Located on Facebook Groups, this personalized space is great for asking questions and sharing stories about ATC vehicles. Many individuals who are interested in purchasing an ATC vehicle use this group to voice inquries. Many of the group's near-400 members are ATC owners, technicians and corporate staff members, so questions and concerns are always addressed. Current owners use this space to share photos of their vehicles, as well as introduce themselves and connect with other owners. ATC... Read More
  Many ATC customers receive funding from outlets such as the Veterans Administration, vocational rehabilitation and state and private grants. However, crowdfunding websites such as GoFundMe can also be very helpful in assisting with conversion costs. Often times, government, private and other miscellaneous allocations do not cover the full cost of conversion. With crowdfunding platforms, family, friends and anonymous donors can contribute an amount of their choice to a great cause. Many current ATC owners received funding for all or part of the conversion cost through GoFundMe with the generosity of family and friends, or through the GoFundMe Charity platform. The charity section... Read More
  In the spirit of the new year, wheelchair users are trading their minivans for ATC trucks and SUVs. Many have decided to upgrade to bigger and better vehicles to combat harsh winter weather conditions and rough terrain. Improvements in performance throughout the General Motors product lines have prompted ATC customers to purchase the latest and greatest vehicles. With powertrain, safety and premium package upgrades, 2020 models are new and improved vehicles with a stylish new body style. These new Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac models are already extremely popular. As we finish the second week of the new year, nearly 50 new-model... Read More