CSA Group Expands Cleveland Laboratory Adding New Services

State-of-the-Art Facility Now Offers Testing and Certification for Hazardous Locations and Energy Storage and Includes a new High Force Laboratory

CLEVELAND, OH, June 11, 2015 /CNW/ - CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization, expanded its laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio, continuing CSA Group's commitment to provide superior local service to customers by adding new services in high growth sectors.

"We are proud to offer our U.S. clients more comprehensive local services in Cleveland," said Richard Weiser, Regional Vice President U.S. and Mexico, CSA Group. "CSA Group has added capabilities in hazardous locations, energy storage and even a new high force laboratory as part of our strategic growth in the U.S. and in an on-going commitment to our clients.  As a world leader in hazardous locations testing and as a key global solutions provider in energy storage, alternative energy vehicles and energy efficiency our expanded capabilities in Cleveland will provide more comprehensive service offerings to our clients both in the U.S. and globally."

The 54,000 square foot, state-of-the-art laboratory in Cleveland provides testing capabilities to help manufacturers produce reliable and safer products and components. The Cleveland facility is equipped to provide testing and certification services for a wide variety of industries including: household appliances, automotive components, primary and secondary batteries, plumbing products and health products.

The recent expansion in Cleveland added an additional 4,000 square feet of laboratory space and includes a full service explosion-proof and flame-proof lab, a gas detection lab with the ability to test up to 100 per cent concentration levels, an energy storage laboratory with capabilities to test to North American and international standards and a new high-force laboratory with customized UTMs for tensile, compression and cyclic loading.  

CSA Group's Cleveland laboratory is formally recognized and accredited by AMECA, ANSI, ASSE, BSI, CEC, City of Los Angeles, MSHA, EPA, IAS, IECEE, MaP, NSAI, OSHA, RVIA, SCAQMD and SCC.

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, transportation, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world. For more information on CSA Group, visit www.csagroup.org.

SOURCE CSA Group

For further information: Media Contact: Allison Hawkins, Manager, Corporate Affairs, 1-416-747-2615, Allison.Hawkins@csagroup.org


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