The Atlanta Metro Export Challenge (Atlanta MEC) wrapped up this past month, announcing winners and thousands of dollars in awarded grants to help the participating companies jumpstart their international exporting plans. Two of the companies have since gone on to conduct successful exits – Triatek Holding’s acquisition by Johnson Controls and Car360’s acquisition by leading e-commerce platform Carvana.
Johnson Controls announced it has acquired the assets of Triatek®, a leading manufacturer of innovative airflow solutions for critical environments across the globe. With the purchase of the Norcross, Georgia-based company’s portfolio, Johnson Controls is adding to its offering a range of HVAC airflow control systems that help healthcare and other critical research facilities reduce the spread of airborne contaminants and chemicals.
Carvana (NYSE: CVNA), a leading e-commerce platform for buying used cars, has acquired fellow technology innovator Car360, accelerating Carvana’s 360-degree photo technology capabilities with 3D computer vision and augmented reality (AR).
The Atlanta Metro Export Challenge (Atlanta MEC) announced the competition’s three winning companies, with winners receiving a total of $35,000 in grant rewards: Triatek Holdings, Dustex LLC and IronCAD, receiving $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively.