ATI was formed in 1938 in Los Angeles and incorporated as Aircraft Tools, Inc., in 1949. ATI grew considerably during the Korean War. Strategically located near LA International Airport, able to serve Douglas plants in nearby El Segundo, Torrance, Long Beach and Santa Monica. Northrop, Lockheed, and North American Aviation, home of the F-86 Saber Jet, (now Rockwell), were also located nearby. In the mid-1950s we opened several U.S. sales offices so we could serve other companies like Boeing, Grumman, Beech, Cessna, General Dynamics, LTV, Sikorsky, Rohr and Bell Helicopter.