QAI Laboratories buys SGS facility

QAI Laboratories Inc., a certification, testing and inspection company, has added another facility to its network of labs on the East Coast, West Coast and in Canada. The Coquitlam, British Columbia–based company has acquired a testing facility in Tulsa, Okla., that previously was owned and operated by SGS North America.

The transfer of ownership was complete in August. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The equipment, services offered and staff at the former SGS lab remain in place.

“The Tulsa lab is a perfect fit for QAI. It expands our capabilities, geographical presence and capacity while staying true to QAI’s core value of providing professional, client–focused, cost–effective services,” said Lawrence Gibson, QAI president.

The Tulsa facility provides accredited flammability testing of mattresses and upholstered furniture composites and components; fire–resistance and flammability testing of building products, furniture, plastics, textiles and other materials; accredited inspection–agency service for manufacturers located in the Midwest; product certification labeling recognized in the United States and Canada; materials analysis testing for compression, tensile strength, durability to weathering and freeze and thaw; and other testing and inspection services.

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