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May 2, 2012 - We are pleased to announce that we have received GE S-400 Approval, as well as successfully passing our A2LA audit. You can see both certificates on our accreditations page.
February 1, 2012 - IMR Test Labs is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Hong to the IMR family. Bill will be the General Manager of the new laboratory facility we will be opening in Suzhou, China in 2012. To learn more about Bill, click here. For information on the Suzhou facility, please contact us at email@example.com.
January 16, 2012 - IMR Louisville's Metallurgical Engineer & Failure Analyst J.T. Zellers, PE has been licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a Professional Engineer. On behalf of everyone at IMR, we congratulate J.T. on this accomplishment.
January 16, 2011 - IMR Test Labs - Singapore has earned GE S-400 approval, Pratt & Whitney MCL approval, SAC accreditation for chemical analysis and mechanical testing. Visit our Singapore site at imrsingapore.com for more information.
October 27, 2011 - Visit our pages for IMR Test Labs - Singapore. Laboratory services will begin around January 2012, and training classes are already running. Visit our training course list for Singapore.
September 28, 2011 - See our new page and tri-fold about SEFA 8 laboratory grade casework testing. Contact us today for a quote!
September 27, 2011 - See our latest tri-fold on Fastener Testing. We offer a variety of accredited fastener testing services from Mechanical and Corrosion Testing to Chemical and Metallurgical Analysis. See all of our tri-folds here.
September 12, 2011 - We are pleased to announce the launch of new pages dedicated to our Singapore facility, opening early in 2012. IMR Test Labs - Singapore Pte Ltd will be Asia's only independent Aerospace testing facility. Learn more today at www.imrsingapore.com or www.imrsingapore.sg.
August 30, 2011 - Check out our latest tri-fold pamphlet on Testing for the Oil & Gas Industry.
August 18, 2011 - New accounts payable information available. This includes new remit to addresses for each location, and a new W9.
August 16, 2011 - IMR Metallurgical Services - Louisville has relocated to a new, 17,500 square foot custom designed laboratory space. The new facility is located at 4510 Robards Lane, Louisville, KY 40218.
July 28, 2011 - IMR KHA - Portland has earned A2LA accreditation for Mechanical Testing, Chemical Analysis, Metallurgical Analysis, Creep/Stress Rupture Testing and more. Visit our accreditations page for more information or a copy of our new certificate.
July 22, 2011 - We are pleased to announce that Curtiss-Wright has acquired IMR Test Labs. For more information, please see our announcement and press release.
June 30, 2011 - We will be offering Principles of Failure Analysis for the Aerospace Industry in Singapore. This class will be held from September 19-21, 2011. Visit our training page for more information and the registration link on the AAIS (Association of Aerospace Industries-Singapore) website.
May 11, 2011 - IMR Metallurgical Welcomes Jennifer Breetz as Staff Materials Engineer. Jennifer joins IMR with over 7 years of experience working in the Quality Department at Toyota North American Manufacturing headquarters. Her background includes working in the Quality Department Metals and Chemicals groups. Her material knowledge includes metallurgical (weld, heat treat, metal forming), and corrosion prevention (sealers, coatings, and plating) processes, part quality knowledge, and failure analysis of field and process related issues. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and is a member of SAE.
Jennifer will be assisting with metallurgical testing and failure analysis, and her automotive background will greatly enhance our growing corrosion testing lab as IMR Metallurgical expands into a new facility over the next two months.
May, 2011 - Looking for information on IMR Test Labs - Charleston? Click here for transitional information as we have now consolidated Charleston into our Kentucky and New York locations.
April 29, 2011 - IMR KHA - Portland has earned GE S-400 accreditation to perform Creep Testing,(in addition to the Nadcap accreditation already in place). Contact us today for more information or visit our Creep and Stress Rupture Testing page.
April 25, 2011 - IMR Test Labs in NY is pleased to announce the addition of a Frontier PY-2020iD Multi-Shot Pyrolyzer to our Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometry capabilities. This addition adds such inlet techniques as Thermal Desoprtion, Pyrolysis, and Evolved Gas Analysis and will greatly expand our ability to analyze for additives, hazardous substances, and contaminants in many materials. Contact us for a quote today!
March 4, 2011 - Congratulations to Jim Andrews, CWI, Manager of Mechanical and Machine Shop who earned his ASNT ACCP Level II Visual Inspector certification. Contact Jim today!
March 3, 2011- New A2LA certificates for IMR Metallurgical Services - Louisville available on our Accreditations Page
February 16, 2011 - We have earned Nadcap and A2LA Accreditation for Fracture Mechanics Testing. Visit our Fracture Mechanics page for more information.
February 10, 2011 - IMR Metallurgical Services in Louisville, KY is expanding this Spring! Stay tuned for more details.
January 26, 2011 - IMR KHA - Portland is pleased to name Jaret Frafjord as Technical Director. Jaret brings considerable experience and knowledge to the Portland team, with expertise in metallography, optical microscopy, electron microscopy and analysis, quantitative image analysis, mechanical testing and project management. Check out Jaret's biography, along with our other materials testing experts here.
January 19, 2011 - New ASM and Coatings class schedule posted on our Training page. Additional classes may be added later in the year. See the schedule posted for the latest information.
January 17, 2011 - IMR KHA - Portland's updated Nadcap certificates can be found on our Accreditations page You will find updated scopes including the addition of our newest chemical analysis services.
January 3, 2011 - IMR Test Labs in Ithaca, NY is Pleased to Announce a Standard 1 Day Turnaround on Bond Strength/Adhesion Testing
In order to support the Production Control and Monitoring of the Thermal Spray Industry, IMR Test Labs is pleased to announce a 1 day standard turnaround on ASTM C633 Testing. Now get the coating adhesion results you need, even faster, without sacrificing the quality reports you've come to expect from IMR Test Labs. Contact us today for a quote!
December 28, 2010 - Follow us on Twitter @IMRTestLabs. You can also find us on Facebook! Check it out today.
December 22, 2010 - IMR KHA - Portland expands Chemistry Department & Nadcap Accreditation
IMR KHA - Portland is now offering ICP Chemical Analysis services as well as Carbon, Sulfur, Oxygen and Nitrogen. This is in addition to OES and Hydrogen analysis which were previously available. We offer in-house Nadcap accredited services on all instruments. Please contact us for more information.
December 15, 2010 - Nadcap accreditation earned for Fatigue Testing at IMR Test Labs in New York.
IMR Test Labs has now earned Nadcap accreditation for High Cycle Fatigue, Low Cycle Fatigue, Fracture Mechanics and XRF analysis of Titanium. See our new Nadcap certificate here.
December 1, 2010 - New York Lab Increases Capacity with additional 22 kip MTS Fatigue Frame
An additonal 22 kip MTS Fatigue frame was added to our Fatigue Testing department to increase capacity and keep pace with demand. See our Fatigue page for more information or email Bill DeLaurier, Director of Materials and Product Testing for a quote or more information.
November 10, 2010 - Ron Parrington, PE, FASM Awarded Fellowship to ASM. Ron was presented with a certificate recognizing his Fellowship with ASM in October of 2010 at MS&T. His citation is for providing "leadership in materials characterization and substantial contributions to materials education through mentoring, teaching and support to ASM." Everyone at IMR Test Labs extends their congratulations to Ron on his achievement
October 6, 2010 - IMR Test Labs now offering chromium testing to Pakistan Surgical Instruments to FDA Import Alert 76-01.
As a top private lab, IMR Test Labs is the one of the first labs to have reports accepted by the FDA for our clients. We can perform the chromium analysis and visual inspection as required by FDA Import Alert 76-01 and provide the supporting documentation you need. Click here for more information or contact Pete Damian, Director of Chemistry for a quote.
October 1, 2010 - IMR Test Labs in Ithaca, NY has expanded its A2LA accreditation to include Fatigue Testing of Hip and Knee components.
We are pleased to announce that we have added ASTM F1800 and ASTM F1440 to our scope of A2LA accreditation. Click here to see our updated certification. Contact Bill Delaurier to discuss your fatigue testing needs or for a quote.
September 2, 2010 - IMR KHA - Portland has earned approval as a Welder Qualifying Agency for WABO.
The Washington Association of Building Officials hsa approved IMR KHA as a Welder Qualifying Agency for the states of Washington and Oregon. Contact Tom Welch, SCWI for more information or visit our Accreditations page.
July 20, 2010 - IMR Test Labs Annual Newsletter Now Available
Our latest annual newsletter is now available here! We have the latest from all four labs, an update from CEO Joe Springer, our newest IMR team members and so much more!
June 17, 2010 - New Downloadable Pamphlets now Available!
New Updates to our downloadable pamphlets page! Now you can download our new analytical services tri-folds including Power Generation, Automotive Industry, Medical Device and an updated version of the Commercial Grade Dedication tri-fold.
March 11, 2010 - IMR Test Labs in Ithaca is now offering corrosion testing to Volvo Standard VCS 1027,149
IMR Test Labs in Ithaca is now offering environmental simulation testing to Volvo Standard VCS 1027,149. This accelerated corrosion test method has been set up in one of twelve corrosion chambers to meet the exacting standards of the Volvo Car Corporation. Contact us for more information about environmental simulation testing.
December 8, 2009 - IMR Test Labs in Ithaca announces a standard 3 day turnaround on routine chemical analysis.
IMR Test Labs in Ithaca is pleased to introduce a standard three day turnaround on routine chemical analysis starting immediately. Save money on expedite fees and get the results you need and trust, faster than ever, on your aluminum, titanium, copper and steel samples. Contact us for turnaround times on other materials.
June 26, 2009 - IMR KHA - Portland celebrates their 40th year of providing high quality material testing services
IMR KHA - Portland today celebrated their 40th year of providing the Aerospace, Medical Device, Nuclear, and other industries with high quality materials analysis services. As a part of the celebration, a large Open House was held to showcase the recently remodeled facility and to thank our many customers, both old and new, for their continued support of the growth of our company.
June 26, 2009 - IMR KHA - Portland announces the successful addition of Hydrogen Determination to their Nadcap Accreditation
IMR KHA - Portland announced today that they have added a new service for the determination of Hydrogen in Alloys by ASTM E1447 to their list of Nadcap Accredited services. The addition of this method is a part of our active expansion plan to provide the best possible service to our many clients.
June 8, 2009 - IMR Announces the initiation of new Phthalate Testing services.
IMR Test Labs announced today that, after extensive methods development, our new Phthalate Testing services are now commercially available. Designed in support of the CPSIA and other Hazardous Substance regulations, these services permit the quantitative analysis of up to seven different phthalates in PVC and other plastics. Detection limits are well below the restriction limits found in these regulations. Please visit our CPSIA page or call today to learn more about how this powerful new service can help you with your compliance activities.
April 1, 2009 - IMR Announces that Tom Ackerson, PE, has joined IMR Test Labs Charleston as Laboratory Director.
IMR Test Labs is pleased to announce that Tom Ackerson has joined IMR as Lab Director at IMR-Charleston. Tom comes to IMR with over twenty years experience as a failure analyst, metallurgist and engineer. He most recently served as Director of Engineering Sciences for MME (Metals & Materials Engineers, LLC), an engineering and consulting metallurgical group in Birmingham, Alabama. Tom holds a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from North Carolina State University and an M.B.A. from Averett College. He currently serves as Committee Secretary on the ASM Failure Analysis Committee and is affiliated with a number of professional organizations including SAE International, IMS, and NACE. As Lab Director for IMR-Charleston, Tom’s duties will include overall management of the Charleston facility, development and growth of the Charleston customer base, and contribution of his scientific and professional talents to the IMR Charleston lab. Tom will report to Ron Parrington. Melissa Gainey, Lab Manager IMR-Charleston will report to Tom. He joins the IMR team as of April 1, 2009. We are excited to have Tom join the leadership team at IMR and we look forward to his success in his new role with our company.
March 18, 2009 - IMR announces that it has successfully been ITAR Registered
IMR Test Labs has successfully applied for and been granted ITAR registration. This corporate-wide registration allows all IMR locations to handle sensitive work which requires restricted access and secure handling of data. Believed to be one of the first labs to be registered, this new feature allows IMR to better serve our customers with ITAR restricted test requirements. For more information contact Deena Crossmore - VP of Corporate Quality at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 19, 2009 - IMR accredited to perform lead testing by CPSIA
IMR Test Labs has successfully been accredited by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to analyze lead in paint (January 2009) and in childrens metal jewelry (February 2009). Based on our long history of analyzing products for hazardous substances and our well known chemical analysis capabilities, IMR was able to add these services to our existiing ISO 17025 Accreditation from A2LA and then to have these accreditations accepted by the CPSC in support of their efforts to enforce the new rules under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) passed in 2008 by Congress. Our well equiped laboratory (with three ICP-AES instruments, backed by X-ray Fluorescence) and large, highly trained staff uniquely position IMR to be able to support our client's needs in certifying the safety of their products quickly and cost effectively. For more information, visit our CPSIA page.
February 1, 2008 - IMR Test Labs aquires the operations of Koon-Hall-Adrian Metallurgical of Portland, Oregon
IMR Test Labs is pleased to announce that, as of February 1, 2008, it has acquired the operations of Koon-Hall-Adrian Metallurgical of Portland Oregon. The acquisition of KHA is considered to be a vital next step in IMR's expansion of service offerings and locations. Says Joseph Springer, CEO of IMR, "One of the main things that made KHA attractive to IMR is the long history the KHA team has of offering high quality services to their customers". More information will be released in the coming weeks.