ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety testing including testing of HVACR equipment, has announced the completion of its acquisition of Architectural Testing Inc. (ATI), York, Pa., one of the largest building products testing and certification companies in North America.

The merger of two of the leading building products testing companies, positions Intertek as one of the most comprehensive building products testing and certification agencies in the world. The addition of ATI’s service capabilities provides Intertek with a stronger platform for continued growth both domestically and internationally, said the company, allowing for a more diverse and comprehensive service offering to its customers.

“The purchase of ATI will provide a huge benefit to the industries we collectively serve and the customers within them,” said Gavin Campbell, Intertek’s senior global vice president of building products. “ATI is one of the most respected names in the market and has a long-standing history of serving their customers well through instilling confidence and providing exceptional levels of customer service. Now, as our companies become one, we can leverage our complementary services, regional offices, and testing labs, as well as our laboratory and engineering network, to provide a more complete and comprehensive solution for the customer.”

ATI president, Richard Biscoe, said, “As a person fully ingrained in ATI, our employees, and our customers, I am as energized by this acquisition as I am proud. The ATI team takes great pride in the leadership position we have achieved in the market as well as the partnership we have with our customers. This feels less like an acquisition and more like we’re joining a family of like-minded individuals with the goal of providing better services to our customers as well as the building products and construction industry.”

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Publication date: 1/6/2014

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