Featured Cause: Boys Republic

The Cause

Boys Republic

A-TechCares has been inspired by the Boys Republic’s long history of providing opportunities to at-risk youth in our community.  Since 1907, Boys Republic has served more than 30,000 teenage boys and girls from ther central school and farm located in Chino HIlls, California by providing academic, vocational and social development programs.


The Significance

A-Tech is passionate about supporting the Boys Republic and Steve McQueen Car Show to honor the memory of the beloved actor and increase asbestos awareness.

Though it is not widely known, Steve McQueen passed in 1980 of pleural mesothelioma, an aggressive and rare cancer that develops after an individual breathes in asbestos fibers. McQueen had multiple possible points of exposure throughout his lifetime. He worked directly with asbestos during his years of Marine Corps service, during which he removed asbestos pipe lagging aboard a troop ship. He may have also been exposed to dangerous asbestos insulation on movie sets throughout his film career. Additionally, he may have been exposed while exploring his passion for race car driving in asbestos-woven flame-retardant suits or even performing motorcycle repair work using asbestos parts and pipes. Regardless of the source of the exposure, McQueen’s life was cut too short by the rare and preventable disease.

A-Tech is committed to spreading awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and offers comprehensive asbestos assessment, abatement design and abatement oversight to help protect the air we all breathe.