|[January 21, 2014]
Intertek Hosts Grand Opening of New Testing Laboratory in Lake Forest, CA
LAKE FOREST, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Intertek (News - Alert), a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a
wide range of industries around the world, recently hosted the formal
Grand Opening of its new testing laboratory in Lake Forest, CA (News - Alert).
Expanding its local presence from 30,000 square feet to now 80,000
square feet of office and laboratory space, Intertek can now deliver
faster and more efficient product testing services to help manufacturers
appliances and electronics, medical
products meet all of their market, industry, and regulatory
The Grand Opening event was held on Thursday January 16th at Intertek's
facility at 25800 Commercentre Drive in Lake Forest. Invited guests
included the Company's customers and prospects across Southern
California, as well as local officials from City Hall and the Lake
Forest Chamber of Commerce. Lake Forest's mayor, the Honorable Dwight
Robinson, provided a City Certificate to Nimer al-Hafi, President,
Intertek Products U.S., during the ribbon-cutting ceremony to
commemorate the event.
"We are extremely proud of our new laboratory in Lake Forest, and
honored to have such support of the city and its leadership," said Mr.
al-Hafi. "Intertek is very committed to helping customers develop and
launch new products so that they can be successful around the world. We
are also committed to the City of Lake Forest to be a good corporate
partner, to provide rewarding jobs, and to continue to expand in the
Between Intertek's initial laboratory in the city (also on Commercentre
Drive) and this second facility, the Company can now provide safety,
performance and environmental testing to manufacturers in the following
industries: Home appliances and electronics, Medical, Solar, Lighting,
Industrial equipment and IT products. New capabilities have been added
for Lighting Performance testing, including a goniophotometer room, a
3-meter and 2-meter sphere, and photo-biological testing. Hazardous
Locations testing has also been added, concentrating initially on Class
1 Division 2 Protection and Explosion Proof, with plans to add
Intrinsically Safe testing and certification in the future. The new lab
also features an expanded medical devices testing laboratory, adding new
testing standards to its scope of capability as well as more equipment
and engineers to reduce turnaround time of customers' projects.
More than 150 guests and Intertek employees attended the Grand Opening
celebration, which included free technical seminars, lab tours,
ribbon-cutting ceremony, and a reception.
Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries
worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory,
quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers'
products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000
laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100
countries, Intertek supports companies' success in a global marketplace.
Intertek helps its customers to meet end users' expectations for safety,
sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any
market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com
for more information.
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