31 October 2010
31 October 2010
Intertek has been awarded Nadcap accreditation for AC7122/1, opening up new markets testing non-metallic and class A composite materials for the global aerospace and automotive industries.
The accreditation has been awarded to Interteks PTL, Pittsfield, Massachusetts laboratory. Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy; it is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes. Companies such as Intertek work hard to obtain this status and they should be justifiably proud of it, said Joe Pinto, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute. PRI is proud to support continual improvement in the aerospace industry by helping companies such as Intertek be successful and we look forward to continuing to assist the industry moving forward.
Intertek is honored to achieve Nadcap accreditation at our Pittsfield laboratory. The award verifies the capabilities of the laboratory for composite testing, staffed by experts who understand the stringent requirements of the composites industry. This Nadcap award underlines our and commitment to the aerospace and automotive industries. said R. James Galipeau, General Manager of Intertek Plastics Technology Laboratories.
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