Intertek Relocates Wire & Cable Flammability Laboratory to San Antonio, TX

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Relocation centralizes operations to Intertek's Fire and Flammability Center of Excellence, a 50K square-foot fire lab with the industry's most experienced fire testing engineers.

Whether testing to industry requirements, association standards, or running custom tests for research and development, our San Antonio lab benefits customers with industry-leading data accuracy and quicker project queue times.

Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, today announced it has relocated its wire and cable fire testing operations from its Cortland, NY laboratory to its Fire and Flammability Center of Excellence in San Antonio, TX. This move centralizes all wire and cable testing operations in the 50K square-foot laboratory with the world's leading fire testing engineers.

Fire and flammability testing for all cabling products will be managed by Deg Priest, Director of Operations in San Antonio. Priest has over 30 years experience with fire and flammability testing. He has operated and maintained Steiner Tunnels since 1997, and designed and built the Steiner Tunnel which is used to test the flammability of wire and cable products.

Over the last 30 year's, Priest has designed and constructed over 18 fire resistant furnaces, is an active member on several fire test method committees, and has been Chairman of the ISO Technical Committee 92/Subcommittee 2 (Fire Containment) since 1993. Priest's extensive experience in fire testing will provide our customers a level of expertise in fire testing that is unmatched in the industry.

"Between Deg and his team, our customers now have single-point access to the industry's most extensive pedigree in fire testing," said Gregg Tiemann, President, Intertek's Commercial and Electrical Products Group. "Whether testing to industry requirements, association standards, or running custom tests for research and development, our San Antonio lab benefits customers with industry-leading data accuracy and quicker project queue times."

Since 1985, Intertek's San Antonio lab (formerly Omega Point Laboratories) has been regarded as an industry leader in fire and flammability testing. Today, the laboratory conducts fire and flammability testing on products ranging from wire and cable, life safety and security products, and mattresses, to wall systems and materials. The 50K square-foot laboratory, situated on 73 acres, is equipped to handle virtually any size fire resistance, flammability or flame spread testing project.

For further information, please contact:
Nicole Kimmick, Field Marketing Manager
Telephone: 978-635-8550
nicole.kimmick@intertek.com

About Intertek's testing and certification services
Intertek provides testing and certification services for a variety of commercial and electrical products, including product safety testing and certification, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, performance testing, and management systems certification. These services provide global market access to customers in industries such as automotive, building products, cabling/wiring products, consumer products, food service, furniture, household appliances, HVAC, industrial machinery, IT, lighting, life safety/security, medical devices, power systems, retail, semiconductors, telecom/radio, wireless equipment. Visit http://www.intertek-etlsemko.com for further information or to contact your local Intertek office.

Visit http://www.intertek-etlsemko.com for further information or to contact your local Intertek office.

About Intertek Group, plc
Intertek is a leading international provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of global and local industries. Partnership with Intertek brings increased value to customers' products and processes, ultimately supporting their success in the global market place. Intertek has the experience, expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through their network of more than 930 laboratories and offices, 18,000 people in 109 countries around the world.

For more information, visit http://www.intertek.com
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