The company sits in an industrial park and tests diesel and natural gas engines; Caterpillar is one of its customers. Automotive Robotics said that over the years, the engines it's given to test have gotten bigger and louder. Some of them need to be tested for 24 hours in a row.
After noise complaints from nearby residents, the company said it has decided to install a sound-proofing system, costing around half a million dollars.
In the mean time the company has cut back on its hours, which is costing it money.
Manager Anthony Brown said he just wants to get back to work, and be a good neighbor at the same time.
"At this point in time we'd just like to proceed forward and our customers would like to proceed forward and get back to a more efficient testing cycle," Brown said.
Brown hopes to have the sound-proofing system in place by the end of October.