Our Culture

Atriax is on speed dial with most of our clients. We are consistently asked to solve emergency situations or difficult problems. They rely on us to bring the right team with the right attitude and a collaborative approach to solving each problem. Atriax is process-driven but remains flexible to adapt to the task at hand. Our reputation for excellence is rooted in Air Force master plans, in campus infrastructure designs, in hospital patient care spaces and in creating beautiful interior and exterior environments.

We also make sure to enjoy ourselves as we work and play. Come join us in our kitchen for First Friday celebrations, or a Hickory Sails concert, Habitat for Humanity build, or visit with us in our adaptively repurposed corporate headquarters that bears homage to its motorcycle repair shop roots. And as a Service-Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business, we offer a unique perspective and patriotism to each project.

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Camping trip
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Hiking with the team
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Friendly game of Corn Hole
Atriax First Friday - Hawaiian Theme
The first Friday of the month, Atriax typically starts gathering in the kitchen by 4pm to kick-start the weekend. Frequently there’s a theme involved and everyone brings a dish to share.

Our Community Spirit

As involved citizens of Hickory, NC, we participate in local and regional initiatives, join community forums to provide input to our future, serve on various city commissions and are an integral part of local historic preservation activities.

  • Scout Troop Leadership
  • President, Hickory Chapter Professional Engineers of NC
  • United Arts Council Board of Directors & Fundraising
  • City of Hickory Parks and Recreation Coaching
  • YMCA Coaching
  • “Leadership Catawba” Participants
  • “Sails” Music Series
  • Various City of Hickory Commissions
  • Youth Soccer Board of Directors and Coaching
  • Local School PTAs
  • High School Booster Club
  • Catawba County Chamber of Commerce
  • Youth Music
  • Local Church Leadership
Atriax table at “Sails” Music Series
Atriax table at Sails concert
George Auten speaking to engineering graduate students at NC State
“Sails” Music Series
“Sails” Music Series
Ed Henson and George Auten with Gerry Knox of the YMCA
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Atriax outing to a Hickory Crawdads baseball game.
Push-up Fridays: weekly goal is 1000 collective push-ups.
Push-up Fridays: weekly goal is 1000 collective push-ups.
Atriax employees (some of whom happen to be members of the Morganton Rotary Club) volunteer with the Catawba Valley Habitat for Humanity.
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Special Projects Director Michael McCourt and HR Director Liz Johnson at a Tapping into Talent Symposium sponsored by the Chamber at Lenoir-Rhyne University. (Photo by Pat Apppleson.)
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Celebrating Professional Engineers Day.
Celebrating National Ice Cream Day.
Some of the Leadership Catawba class of 2023-24, including Atriax’s Ernest Davis.

Fridays are R.E.D. Days at Atriax: Remember Everyone Deployed

Fridays are R.E.D. Days at Atriax