Laboratory Testing Inc. Appoints Machine Shop Manager

Third-generation family member, Brad McVaugh, was named Machine Shop Manager at Laboratory Testing Inc. He oversees the machining of test specimens required for mechanical testing and metallography, and sample preparation for ICP analysis.

Brad McVaugh of Hatfield, PA was promoted to Machine Shop Manager at Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI). The Machine Shop prepares all test specimens required for destructive testing, including corrosion and mechanical testing. The machinists also rough cut and grind metallography specimens, prepare chips for ICP analysis and perform electrical discharge machining (EDM).

In addition to the new responsibilities of managing all Machine Shop operations, McVaugh will retain two previous positions he took on last year, Shipping/Receiving Manager and Project Manager of Continuous Improvement. In these roles, he oversees incoming and outgoing orders, delivery service and company projects designed to streamline order processing and improve accuracy and turnaround.

McVaugh is a third-generation family member of Laboratory Testing Inc., a company founded by his grandfather, Robert (Bob) W. McVaugh, Sr. While attending high school and college, he worked part time as a CNC Machinist in Lab Testing’s Machine Shop. His father, Mike McVaugh, has been president of the laboratory since 1984.

Brad McVaugh earned a degree in Business Management from Moravian College in 2009. After graduation, he was employed by Baum Precision Machining in Plumsteadville, PA as a Production Manager. He joined LTI in June 2013 as Customer Service/Sales Supervisor.

The four main processes performed by the Machine Shop at Lab Testing are sawing, milling, turning and grinding. Most specimens are machined from metals, including metal matrix composites, hardened steels and nickel-base alloys, using the latest CNC equipment. The Shop runs two work shifts to meet timely turnaround requirements necessary to support the testing departments. All machining services are Nadcap accredited and LTI is on the NIST Qualified Manufacturers List for Charpy V-notch Impact verification specimens.

About Laboratory Testing Inc. -- Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI) of Hatfield, PA is a family-owned independent testing and metrology laboratory in business since 1984. The laboratory offers materials testing and analysis services including mechanical, chemical, metallurgical and corrosion testing, nondestructive testing, root cause failure analysis, calibration services, dimensional inspection and test specimen machining. All test and inspection results are provided in certified reports. The laboratory specializes in metal and polymer testing, but also analyzes powdered metals, ores, ferroalloys, composites and ceramics. LTI is accredited by the PRI Nadcap program in materials and nondestructive testing and by A2LA to ISO/IEC 17025 for mechanical, metallurgical and chemical testing, dimensional inspection and calibration services. LTI Metrology, a division of Laboratory Testing Inc., provides dimensional inspection services and NIST-traceable calibration services for measuring hand tools, masters and a wide-range of measuring instruments and equipment. On-site calibration, repairs, new instruments and replacement parts are offered. Information on Laboratory Testing services and accreditations is available at www.labtesting.com, sales@labtesting.com or 800-219-9095.

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Laboratory Testing Inc. is an accredited, independent testing and metrology lab located near Philadelphia, PA. Since 1984, customers have counted on Lab Testing for accurate, affordable materials testing, nondestructive testing, calibration services.

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2331 Topaz Drive
Hatfield, PA 19440