CSA Group Opens New State-of-the-art Laboratory in Irvine, California

Facility offers expanded services for medical devices and ingress protection testing

IRVINE, CA, Oct. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and a leading standards development organization, today announced it opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Irvine, offering testing and certification services including expanded services for medical devices and a new ingress protection testing laboratory.

The new laboratory in Irvine is 38,000 square feet and specializes in testing and certification across a variety of sectors including information technology equipment, medical devices, laboratory and industrial equipment, lighting products, and fuel burning and electric appliances.

"The new laboratory allows us to broaden our service offerings for our local clients," said Rich Weiser, CSA Group Regional Vice President United States and Mexico. "CSA Group is dedicated to expanding our services in the United States to help our clients reach North American and global markets faster and more efficiently. With the added capacity in this laboratory, we will be able to meet the growing needs of our clients in southwestern United States."

The Irvine lab is able to evaluate and test products to applicable standards for North America, Europe and other international markets. The facility also offers U.S. Field Evaluation services for electrical and fuel burning equipment plus Field Sanitation Evaluation services for food preparation equipment. The lab is also one of only four facilities approved for field evaluation services for Los Angeles County.

In addition to the above services, the facility in Irvine, offers testing in the areas of electric vehicle supply equipment, lighting systems, pool and spa products, home appliances, process control, transformers, power supplies, water pumps, and energy efficiency verification. CSA Group also has certification and testing labs throughout the US including Cleveland, Atlanta, Dallas and Seattle and employs more than 1,800 people across the globe.

About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, transportation, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org.


For further information: Allison Hawkins, Manager, Corporate Affairs, 416-747-2615, allison.hawkins@csagroup.org

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