FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2010

Stacey Johnson
Stacey.Johnson@Governor.Virginia.Gov
(804) 225-4260


Kristina Messner (Focused Image)
A-T Solutions Inc.
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Christie Miller
VEDP
(804) 545-5805
Governor McDonnell Announces 100 New Jobs in Spotsylvania County
-A-T Solutions to benefit local economy by investing $1 million in facility move and build-out, creat-


RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that A-T Solutions Inc., a global industry-leading anti-and counterterrorism professional services firm, will invest $1 million to expand its operations in Spotsylvania County. The company’s clients include the departments of Defense, State and Justice; the Department of Homeland Security; the intelligence community; state and local law enforcement; and international clients. The company is expanding into a new building to support continued growth of the company, and over the next 24 months will create approximately 100 new jobs at this location. Since 2008, A-T Solutions has already hired 100 new employees to support its growing operations in this area. Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling joined business and government leaders today on the Governor’s behalf to announce the project and participate in the ribbon-cutting.

Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McDonnell said, “A-T Solutions is a Virginia-based company headquartered in Tysons Corner with two additional locations in the Commonwealth. This operation in Spotsylvania County is growing so rapidly that the company required more space to support its expansion. The company has also built a training facility that will provide mission-critical counterterrorism training to military, law enforcement and homeland security teams. A-T Solutions is an impressive company that keeps our nation safe and secure, and it has received numerous awards, including recognition as one of the fastest growing companies in Virginia and the U.S. I look forward to the continued partnership between the company and the Commonwealth that allows A-T Solutions to thrive.”

“Creating jobs is the top priority of this Administration,” said Lieutenant Governor Bolling. “Sometimes we do that by attracting new business and industry to our state, and sometimes we do that by helping an existing business grow and expand in Virginia. We are delighted that A-T Solutions has agreed to place this new facility in Spotsylvania County. Their decision will result in at least 100 new jobs for the people of Virginia and significant capital investment. We were pleased to work with A-T Solutions and our local economic development partners to make this project possible.”

“This impressive company has achieved more than 230 percent growth over the past three years,” said Jim Cheng, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “A-T Solutions has benefited from the existing workforce in Spotsylvania County and the ability to recruit the men and women who are separating from the military at Virginia's multiple bases. Notably, the company’s rapid growth exceeded its current space and demanded the need for this significant expansion.”

A-T Solutions Inc. is one of the industry’s leading anti- and counterterrorism professional services firms. Acquired by CoVant in February 2008, the company provides a full spectrum of training, technology, intelligence and mission solutions that protect people, infrastructure and nations from terrorist threats. A-T Solutions currently employs more than 500 professionals, is based in the Tysons Corner area of Vienna, Va., and has offices in Fredericksburg and Virginia Beach; San Diego, Calif.; Niceville, Fla.; Boise, Idaho; and Anacortes, Wash.

“Virginia has been an excellent home for A-T Solutions,” said Dennis Kelly, A-T Solutions president and CEO. “We have received tremendous support for our business growth at the state level as well as locally, and additionally, the quality of the workforce, the high standard of living, availability of great colleges and universities from which to recruit, and proximity to centers of defense, homeland security and government have all played a part in our success.”

A-T Solutions was recently recognized as one of Virginia's fastest growing companies by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The company was also ranked for the fourth consecutive year on the Inc. 500/5000 list as one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. In November, A-T Solutions was awarded the "Contractor of the Year" award in the $75-$300 million revenue category at the 8th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards and also received the GovStar "Star Warfighter" award from Smart CEO magazine and the law firm Sheppard Mullin.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Spotsylvania County to secure the project for Virginia. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance (VDBA) will provide funding and services to support the company's recruitment and training activities.

“Spotsylvania County recognizes and appreciates the significance of the investment that A-T Solutions has put in both our County and its workforce,” said Gary F. Skinner, Chairman of the Spotsylvania Board of Supervisors. “We are fortunate to have A-T Solutions in our community and will continue to build on this strong relationship. Expansions such as these prove the importance of focusing not only on new businesses but existing business as well. The Board of Supervisors and County continue to be aggressive in efforts to promote the business- friendly climate that Spotsylvania has to offer and the County’s commitment to continuing those efforts once a business has decided to locate here.”

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