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EmployABILITY Champion: Astro Technologies, Inc.

Astro Technologies, Inc. is a warehouse robotics company based in Pasadena. They program and supply robots to unload cargo containers in warehouses, with the aim of making unloading cargo safer and more efficient. We sat down with CEO Morgan Chan to celebrate his company’s new status as an EmployABILITY Champion and learn what that means to him.


One of Astro Technologies' robots

What can you tell us about Astro Technologies? 

Well, I officially started the company in 2021, but I’ve been working at something along these lines for about 15 years. What made me officially start Astro Technologies is the demand I see for robotics. It is increasing all the time. I now have eight employees that consist of engineers and technicians. We need people to develop and maintain the hardware and software of the robots and people to train companies in how to use the robots and to repair the robots. I think the future is very bright for this industry in general and for Astro Technologies in particular. And this grant is definitely helping us grow! 


How do you plan to use EmployABILITY Business Grant to grow your business? 

The funds will be used to hire individuals with disabilities, purchase equipment that is accessible for all of our employees, and start a training program for individuals with disabilities.


A close up of an Astro Technologies robot

How do you think the EmployABILITY Business Grant will affect your business in the next year?

Oh, I think it will have a big impact on the business! When we’re looking for employees, I always want to hire the best candidate possible. This grant has really opened my eyes to what it means to be even more inclusive and that there is an untapped talent pool available to us. 


What does it mean to you to be a recipient of this grant, an EmployABILITY Champion?

This grant gives us a way to expand our business faster – it’s opened our eyes to a new, very large talent pool.


For more information on Astro Technologies, Inc., visit https://hiastro.com/

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