Massachusetts Materials Research, Inc. Receives A2LA Accreditation.
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Massachusetts Materials Research, Inc.
1500 Century Dr., P.O. Box 810
West Boylston, MA, 01583
Press release date: May 1, 2012
May 1st, 2012, West Boylston, Massachusetts. Massachusetts Materials Research, Inc. (MMR) has recently obtained ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for their materials testing processes through The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
With these credentials the lab is appropriately accredited in accordance with the recognized International Standard Organization ISO/IEC 17025:2005 (General Requirements for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories).
Seeing accreditation by a recognized International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) signatory, such as A2LA, as being more commercially recognized in industry, MMR has decided to discontinue their Nadcap accreditation for Materials Testing to better serve their broad customer base. They are still however going to carry Nadcap accreditation for Non-Destructive Testing.
Review of some prime requirements for test laboratories allows for the substitution of ISO/IEC 17025/A2LA accreditation in place of Nadcap accreditation through a recognized Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA). However, even though it is accepted by many sources, as listed on the A2LA website, final accreditation and approval of test laboratories ultimately resides with the prime contractor. In the end, being listed as an approved vendor in their respective systems is generally still required.
MMR's certificate and scope of accreditation are posted on their company website as well as the A2LA website and can be viewed at www.massmaterials.com or www.a2la.org . For related questions contact MMR's quality assurance manager Derek Thibault email@example.com.