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Cascade TEK's Front Range Testing Lab Earns Accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)

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Cascade Tek
5245-A N.E. Elam Young Pkwy.
Hillsboro, OR, 97124
USA



Press release date: May 30, 2012

The Accreditation ensures compliance of the testing laboratory's internal quality system, technical staff and calibration protocols to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 requirements.

Longmont, Colorado: The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) has awarded certification to Cascade TEK's Front Range product testing lab; the test facility conducts aircraft component testing, automotive testing, marine testing, and testing for coatings, packaging, and containers. By awarding ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification (http://www.cascadetek.com/testing-accreditations) to Cascade TEK Front Range, A2LA recognizes the nascent test lab's internal quality system, technical staff and calibration protocols meet its stringent standards for technical competence and quality management.

"Attaining our A2LA accreditation for our Colorado testing location was a big priority for us," says Quality Manager David Bowles. "We've been hard at work to gain accreditation since opening our doors at Front Range. Even though we've successfully passed all of our customer's internal quality audits, A2LA Accreditation is the gold standard for both our Oregon and Colorado customers."

The accreditation comes just nine months after the facility opened doors and signals Cascade TEK's continued dedication to comprehensive product reliability testing (http://www.cascadetek.com/product-testing-services) in Colorado and the Northwest. The company made several investments this year to ensure it has the testing equipment needed to make the Colorado tester a leader in commercial product testing, including:

o 2500 lb. capacity incline impact tester for ISTA package testing. Cascade TEK is ISTA Certified for package testing.
o 150g - 8' arm centrifuge for crash safety tests associated with RTCA DO-160 Avionics (The 2nd centrifuge at the Colorado lab)
o 40,000lbf electro-dynamic vibration system. (The 4th vibration system to come on line)
o Free Fall Shock Tower

Cascade TEK offers an expansive list of available testing services at Front Range as well as the flagship test facility in Hillsboro, Oregon; including vibration and shock testing (http://www.cascadetek.com/testing-services/vibration-shock-testing), acceleration tests, temperature and humidity, salt spray, altitude, drop, and UV Exposure testing.

About Cascade TEK (www.cascadetek.com): Cascade TEK is dedicated to product reliability testing, specializing in vibration testing, shock testing, package testing, and salt spray and fog testing. The company was founded in 1992 and has become a premier environmental tester in the Denver, Colorado area and beyond.

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