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Material Testing and Metrology Lab Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Laboratory Testing Inc. of Hatfield, PA, marks its 30th anniversary this year. Since 1984, many expansions and changes at LTI grew the company to a 91,500 sq. ft. facility with 145 employees performing a wide-range of services.
During the 1980s, Laboratory Testing Inc. began offering dimensional inspection and several types of destructive testing services. LTI was granted A2LA accreditation in 1989 and NADCAP accreditation in 1992 for the aerospace and defense industries. Also in 1992, the lab formed LTI Metrology to oversee a new branch of inspection services - instrument calibration.
In 1994, ownership of the company was passed to the next generation. Mike McVaugh, previously NDT Manager, assumed the role of President. Throughout the 1990s, LTI expanded its capabilities through numerous technology and equipment upgrades and with additional services. The Machining Department was established to prepare test specimens in-house and the scope of services performed in the Calibration and Metallography Departments was greatly increased. By this time, the company had outgrown its building, so in late 1999 Laboratory Testing began moving to its current location in Hatfield, PA.
According to Mike McVaugh, “The 2000s was an especially eventful decade for LTI. We purchased a calibration company, Gage Lab Corp., to expand LTI’s calibration capabilities, and a full line of on-site calibration services was introduced. We also built a 12,000 sq ft. addition on our building to accommodate new services and more equipment and employees.”
In the last few years, two nearby buildings were rented, one for more corrosion and nondestructive testing space, and the other to house LTI Metrology and the administrative staff. This opened up space in the main building to totally renovate and expand the destructive testing departments. The Mechanical Testing and Metallography Labs were completed during the past year, and work on the Chemistry Lab is beginning this month.
“During the company’s 30 years in business, Laboratory Testing Inc. has developed a reputation for “one-stop”
About Laboratory Testing Inc. - Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) is an independent, accredited testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The company specializes in metals and plastics testing, material analysis, nondestructive testing, failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection, specimen machining and certified reporting of results. The lab is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by PRI/Nadcap and A2LA, which complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Testing services include mechanical testing (http://www.labtesting.com/