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Testing Facility Announces Relocation Plans

Published: Monday, August 2, 2004 - 21:00

Sypris Test & Measurement plans to move its Franklin, Tennessee primary standards lab to its headquarters in Orlando, Florida, the company recently announced.

The new Orlando lab will feature enhanced capabilities and equipment, and NIST-traceable calibration. Mobile service offerings will be unaffected by the relocation. The move is scheduled to be complete by Oct. 1.

“The Orlando lab will offer our customers some of the most advanced capabilities in the industry,” says Derrell James, general manager of Sypris’ calibration division. “In Orlando, we will have 25 percent more standards lab capacity. This supports our initiatives to significantly upgrade our capabilities and equipment. We then will be able to improve our turnaround time to our customers. The value we deliver will continue to be based on our precision, technical expertise, NIST-traceability and A2LA-certified performance.”

The new Orlando standards lab will feature a variety of capability enhancements, including:

  • Calibration of up to Class 1 Mass Sets from 30 kg to 1 mg
  • Thermal converters 0.5 V DC to 100 MHz
  • A primary pressure capability increase to 60 KPSIG
  • Thermocouple calibrations from 0 to 1,250° C.

Sypris has already started implementing a transition plan that will provide quality customer service during and after the relocation. Sypris’ Atlanta branch is providing pick-up, delivery and on-site calibration services to customers in Tennessee and Alabama. Most of the affected Franklin, Tennessee employees were offered relocation opportunities, James says.

For more information, visit www.sypris.com.

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