Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies Announces IMR Test Labs Louisville, KY Lab Has Earned Boeing D1-4426 Approved Processor Status

PARAMUS, N.J. – September 26, 2019 Curtiss-Wright’s Surface Technologies (CWST) division announced today that its IMR Test Labs - Louisville facility has earned D1-4426 Approved Processor status from Boeing for conducting metallurgical, mechanical and corrosion testing of aerospace materials and components. The approval of IMR’s Louisville lab by Boeing means that IMR has proven that their equipment, quality assurance procedures, processes and personnel ensure accurate testing and analyses on metallic aerospace materials that are used in the manufacture of Boeing products.

"Our lab employees have worked very hard to earn this important approval. Boeing’s suppliers will be able to confidently and conveniently have their materials tested prior to delivery to the OEM,” said Tom Ackerson, Business Unit Manager of IMR Test Labs-Louisville. “Our commitment to superior customer service and high quality analyses enables the Boeing supply chain to efficiently move components and materials through their production processes without having to ship products great distances for testing. This, in turn, allows Boeing to accept tested products from their suppliers in a timelier manner. IMR Test Labs looks forward to playing a key role in their success.”

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About IMR Test Labs

IMR Test Labs is an independent, accredited materials testing lab. With 5 locations around the world, IMR specializes in chemical, mechanical, corrosion and fatigue testing, metallurgical and failure analysis, as well as coating evaluation. The company has customers in the aerospace, automotive, medical device, nuclear and oil/gas industries.

About Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies

The CWST worldwide network of 66 facilities provides highly engineered surface treatments and technical services for components in Aerospace, Defense, Power Generation, and other demanding Industrial markets. These services include thermal spray, solid film lubricant, corrosion resistant and parylene coatings, shot and laser peening, and analytical testing services. For more information about Curtiss-Wright’s Surface Technologies division, visit:

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit

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