Laboratory Testing Inc. Selected for 2009 Best Places to Work in PA

Laboratory Testing Inc., an accredited, independent materials testing, nondestructive testing and calibration laboratory with over 100 employees, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2009.

Hatfield, PA, September 24, 2009 --( Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2009. LTI is an accredited, independent testing and calibration laboratory in business since 1984. Laboratory Testing Inc. specializes in materials testing, nondestructive testing (ultrasonic, X-ray, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, hydrostatic pressure), specimen machining, failure analysis, dimensional inspection and calibration services (dimensional, mechanical, pressure, torque, force, mass, vacuum). The company employs over 100 engineers, chemists, technicians, inspectors and support staff on two work shifts.

The Best Places to Work in PA program was created in 2000 to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Pennsylvania. The awards list is made up of 100 companies divided into two groups: 50 medium-sized companies with 25-250 employees and 50 large-sized companies with 251 or more employees. Laboratory Testing Inc. has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA in the medium category.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process.

The statewide survey and awards program is one of the first of its kind in the country. The program is a public/private partnership between Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry and the Central Penn Business Journal.

Laboratory Testing Inc. will be recognized at the Best Places to Work in PA evening awards ceremony on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center in Hershey, PA. Rankings will be revealed at the ceremony.

About Laboratory Testing Inc. -- Laboratory Testing Inc. of Hatfield, PA specializes in metals testing and inspection; chemical analysis of metals, powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics; test specimen machining and calibration of measuring tools and instruments. The lab is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by PRI/Nadcap and A2LA. Mechanical testing, tensile testing, hardness testing, high temperature testing, metallurgical testing, elemental analysis, corrosion analysis and nondestructive testing services including ultrasonic testing, X-ray inspection, magnetic particle and liquid penetrant inspection services are performed. Failure investigations are conducted to determine the root cause of material failures and test specimens are machined on-site. First-article and third-party dimensional inspection services are performed on machined products and parts. The calibration lab provides dimensional, pressure, force, torque, mass and vacuum calibration services traceable to NIST. Field calibration service is offered for surface plates, hardness testers, optical comparators, balances, hand tools and testing machines. LTI provides new instruments and replacement parts as a representative for manufacturers such as Mitutoyo, Starrett, Boston Centerless, Glastonbury Southern Gage and Vermont Gage. Information on Laboratory Testing services and accreditations is available at, or 800-219-9095.

Laboratory Testing Inc.
Sharon Bentzley