Architectural Testing Adds HTL

October 10, 2011

Architectural Testing Inc. has purchased HTL, based in Riviera Beach, Fla. Offering a range of testing and certification services to the fenestration and building product industries, ATI is now comprised of approximately 300 professionals and over 20 state-of-the-art testing facilities and regional offices, officials report.

In addition to its Florida location, HTL operated facilities in Georgia and Texas, which all are now part of ATI  Vinu Abraham, HTL CEO, joins the Architectural Testing team as VP for the Southeast Region.  He brings over 20 years of experience and technical knowledge in a range of product disciplines and performance testing services such as air-water-structural, blast, thermal and more.

“We’re absolutely dedicated to providing customers with the world-class service they expect and deserve,” says Abraham. “Architectural Testing purchased HTL to combine complementary testing portfolios well-suited to compete in today’s growing building products testing market. The combined company offers a broader range of services and expertise, providing customers with everything they need. We are excited about bringing Architectural Testing and HTL together.” 

“We are proud to bring these independent testing firms together under the Architectural Testing brand in a complementary fashion to better serve the global market," says Henry Taylor, Architectural Testing president. "This reflects the strategy of both companies, which is to provide customers with high-quality, innovative and cost-effective testing services with unsurpassed customer service. As the industry leader, we promise to continue to deliver superior testing, engineering, building science and certification services with excellent value.”

“Architectural Testing and HTL have worked together on many occasions and feel this will be a seamless integration where all involved will work together to meet client needs to the fullest potential,” states Richard Biscoe, ATI VP and CFO. “Both companies have solid reputations when it comes to their testing and engineering capabilities. As one company, existing and future clients will greatly benefit from the increased opportunities.”