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Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

TÜV Rheinland Opens New NDT Services Laboratory

TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions10, Boxborough, MA, USA

unique Alabama facility to provide both laboratory and Field ANALYSES

Boxborough, MA Sept. 29, 2011 In an effort to expand its presence in the southern United States, TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions, Inc. (TRIS), a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland North America Holding Inc., has commissioned a new non-destructive testing laboratory in Decatur, Ala. Equipped with a variety of non-destructive testing equipment incorporating technologies such as computed radiography, ultrasonic testing and others, the new 8,000 square foot facility will feature a start-up staff of seven, with employment expected to double or triple within the first few years.

As a company, one of our goals is to significantly grow the business we do in America s south, said Andy VanAusdall, director of sales for TRIS. Our new lab s dual offering of both lab-based and on-site inspection services should greatly facilitate our meeting this objective.

Situated on the Tennessee River, 25 miles west of Huntsville and 80 miles north of Birmingham, Decatur is well positioned to serve the many automotive, aerospace, metalworking, high technology and other manufacturers located nearby, making it fast and easy to ship products to the laboratory for NDT inspection. The region s numerous chemical and petroleum processing facilities, and their extensive networks of piping and pressure vessels, are well within reach of the laboratory s field testing capabilities.

Along with our traditional manufacturing and processing customers, we can now work with state and federal transportation departments and railroads to field-test the integrity of bridges and rails, continued VanAusdall. Our extended capabilities and partnership with our sister company, TUV Rheinland Rail Sciences, has greatly expanded the scope of services each of our companies can offer to its clients.

The new laboratory is located at 35 Refreshment Place in Decatur and will be managed by Blake Whiteside, operations manager for TRIS.

About TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions
TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions is a full-service inspection, testing and certification company providing both field and laboratory inspection services, including all NDT methods, QC/QA functions, and material testing. A subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland North America, TRIS laboratory and field services are ISO 17025 accredited, and its mechanical laboratory services are both Nadcap and ISO accredited. For more information, visit www.tuv.com/us.

About TÜV Rheinland
Founded in 1871, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services. The company inspects technical equipment, products and services; oversees projects; and helps to shape processes for U.S. companies seeking entry to worldwide markets. With 14,500 employees, TÜV Rheinland maintains a presence in approximately 500 locations in 62 countries. In addition, it encompasses an international network of approved laboratories, testing facilities and education

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