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Architectural Testing buys HTL


October 11, 2011
By Architectural Testing

Oct. 11, 2011 – Architectural Testing and Hurricane Test Laboratory have joined forces under the Architectural Testing name to offer innovation and expertise in global fenestration and building product testing, as well as building science and certification services.

Oct. 11, 2011 – Architectural Testing and Hurricane Test Laboratory have
joined forces under the Architectural Testing name to offer innovation
and expertise in global fenestration and building product testing, as
well as building science and certification services. With the
acquisition, Architectural Testing is now comprised of a base of
approximately 300 professionals and more than 20 state-of-the-art
testing facilities and regional offices.

Vinu Abraham has joined the Architectural Testing team as vice-president of the southeast region, bringing over 20 years of global expertise and
technical knowledge in a wide-range of product disciplines and
performance testing services such as air-water-structural, blast and thermal.

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“We’re absolutely dedicated to providing customers with the world-class
service they expect and deserve,” says Abraham.  “Architectural Testing
purchased HTL to combine complementary testing portfolios well-suited to
compete in today’s growing building products testing market. The
combined company offers a broader range of services and expertise,
providing customers with everything they need. We are excited about
bringing Architectural Testing and HTL together.”
 
Henry Taylor, president of Architectural Testing, said, “We are proud to
bring these independent testing firms together under the Architectural
Testing brand in a complementary fashion to better serve the global
market. This reflects the strategy of both companies, which is to
provide customers with high-quality, innovative and cost-effective
testing services with unsurpassed customer service.  As the industry
leader, we promise to continue to deliver superior testing, engineering,
building science and certification services with excellent value.”

“Architectural Testing and HTL have worked together on many occasions
and feel this will be a seamless integration where all involved will
work together to meet client needs to the fullest potential,” Richard Biscoe, vice-president and CFO, said. “Both companies have solid
reputations when it comes to their testing and engineering capabilities.
As one company, existing and future clients will greatly benefit from
the increased opportunities.”

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