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December 18, 2013

Element Huntington Beach expands aerospace testing lab by 70 percent

The laboratory operated by Element Materials Technology in Huntington Beach, Calif., is substantially increasing its aerospace testing capacity by expanding its laboratory facilities by 70 percent and adding a third shift to operations.

With demand from the Aerospace Primes and their supply chain partners continuing to increase, Element Huntington Beach has leased a 20,000 square-foot property adjacent to its existing 30,000 square-foot site. The new facility will enable the laboratory to further grow its stress rupture and creep testing departments and will house over 300 test frames, more than double its current number. There are also plans for the new building to have its own dedicated machine shop constructed in order to improve efficiency.

Huntington Beach has also launched a third shift on weekdays and now offers services 24 hours a day, five days a week, with an additional shift on both Saturday and Sunday.

“The aerospace market is extremely buoyant at the moment, and we are anticipating it will strengthen yet further in 2014,î said Colin Speedie, vice president of U.S. operations at Element. ìIn response to this, we have moved quickly to offer a 24 hour laboratory service, which has major implications for clients, who will see lead times cut and unprecedented delivery rates. We have†been delighted by the overwhelmingly positive response to this move, and are already seeking to double the size of the third shift in 2014.

“This initiative and the expansion of the laboratory demonstrate how we are investing alongside key aerospace clients in order to offer them the materials testing capacity and operational excellence they require. Huntington Beach is the latest example of our customer-led approach to investment.”




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