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Kiefner and Associates opens new facility

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Due to growing business, engineering and technical services provider, Kiefner and Associates Inc., has relocated to a new site in Columbus, Ohio. It is hoped that a new location will better serve both the industry and its clients.

Accommodating demand for material testing and failure analyses

Complete with a new laboratory, the new Kiefner and Associates testing facility spans over 20 000 ft2 of a 40 000 ft2 total footing, in order to accommodate an increased demand for material testing and failure analyses. The laboratory is fully equipped to carry out pipeline failure investigations, instrumented burst tests, corrosion tests and standard mechanical properties tests.

The other 20 000 ft2 of the building accommodates purpose built office and training space – enough to host up to 40 students at one time. This is the first time the company has had all three areas within one building.

Servicing the pipeline industry and power sector

Kiefner and Associates is part of Applus RTD, a global leader in non-destructive techniques and inspection. The organisation services the pipeline industry and power sector and offers specialised training for pipeline operators at its own site, client premises and remote locations across the US.

Providing quicker turnaround for clients

Carolyn Kolovich, Vice President, Engineering at Kiefner and Associates commented: “The laboratory space connected to our office means our engineers are able to implement a smoother process and provide quicker turnaround for our clients.” She continued: “Our objective is to ensure that our clients’ assets are safe for operation by delivering the highest level of engineering services. Our previous office was at capacity due to our continued growth so its fantastic to have a new location that will allow us to offer all of our services in one site. The training facility is also very exciting for us and we look forward to welcoming our clients to our new site.”

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

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