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Architectural Testing, Inc. purchases Hurricane Test Laboratory, LLC (HTL)


October 10, 2011

Companies join forces to offer the premier global product testing, building sciences, and certification firm.

York, PA and Riviera Beach, FL – (www.archtest.com) – Architectural Testing Inc. and HTL join forces under the Architectural Testing name to offer the ultimate in innovation and expertise in global fenestration and building product testing, as well as building science and certification services.

With a continued commitment to serving the building product and construction industry worldwide, Architectural Testing is now comprised of an unchanged, dedicated base of approximately 300 professionals and 23 state-of-the-art testing facilities and regional offices. Vinu Abraham, CEO of HTL, joins the Architectural Testing team as Vice President - 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, thermal and more.

Architectural Testing is built on renowned reputations of quality, innovation, technologically advanced equipment and industry expertise from decades of worldwide experience with fenestration systems, construction products, code bodies and industry associations. An extensive established client base confirms a strong commitment to continuing to serve clients and the industry with unceasing enthusiasm and confidence.

“We’re absolutely dedicated to providing customers with the world-class service they expect and deserve,” says Vinu 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 states “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 diverse 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” states Richard Biscoe, Vice President and CFO. “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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About Architectural Testing
For over 30 years, Architectural Testing Inc. has provided performance evaluations for building components and construction related products as well as testing for various specialty markets. Architectural Testing is ISO 17025 accredited to perform more than 2,000 defined test protocols including air leakage, static and dynamic water resistance, structural evaluation, thermal and acoustical performance, accelerated weathering and environmental, blast and ballistics, seismic evaluation and material properties. Forensics, global field testing and full scale exterior wall mock-up testing are also available. Architectural Testing maintains a staff with professional engineering licenses from 11 states and is involved with AAMA, ASQ, ASTM, ANSI, CSA, IFAI, IGCC, ITCC, Miami-Dade County, NAGDM, NFRC, NSPE, WDMA, SGCC, TDI, UL, VSI and WDMA.

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