GKS to Offer Precision Measurement Services for ITAR Restricted Military Parts


(DETROIT, MI; March 31, 2009) -- GKS Inspection Services announced that the company's Detroit-area metrology lab is now registered for the export and temporary import of items that are regulated by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and is now eligible to perform metrology and reverse engineering services on defense articles that appear on the United States Munitions List. ITAR regulations are administered and enforced by the U.S. Department of State and are meant to advance national strategic objectives and foreign policy using the ITAR trade controls.

Steve DeRemer, GKS General Manager commented, "We are honored to be an ITAR-compliant company expanding our tradition of excellence with strict protection of customer intellectual property. With the ITAR registration, we are able to obtain authorizations that allow us to work with suppliers of regulated items on U.S. government and military projects, and our customers can have complete confidence in our service and confidentiality." GKS went through a lengthy, in-depth process to establish and implement an ITAR control program at its Plymouth, Michigan facility.

The strict ITAR requirements and high quality control requirements were met by GKS which is known for its excellence in the precision metrology industry. GKS' Plymouth, MI lab is also accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). A2LA is the highest level of accreditation used by testing and calibration laboratories. The accreditation encompasses and surpasses ISO 17025 standards.

"Our ITAR registration clears the way for our experienced professionals to participate in projects where control of sensitive technologies is of the utmost importance," continued DeRemer.

About GKS

GKS Inspection Services has been a leading provider of dimensional inspection, 3D laser scanning, product design, engineering, and long range scanning services for over 25 years. The company's Plymouth, MI lab (Detroit metro area) is ITAR compliant and accredited by the A2LA for Mechanical Testing and Calibration.

For additional information about GKS call 734-582-9600, email info@gks.com or visit us online: www.GKS.com.

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