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Intertek Acquires Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI)

  Intertek Acquires Architectural Testing, Inc. (ATI)

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- December 26, 2013

Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide
range of industries worldwide has completed its acquisition of Architectural
Testing, Inc. (ATI), one of the largest building products testing and
certification companies in North America. The acquisition recently gained
regulatory approval and the transaction was finalized on December 24^th, 2013.

The merger of two of the leading building products testing companies,
positions Intertek as the most comprehensive building products testing and
certification agency in the world. The addition of ATI’s expanded service
capabilities provides Intertek with a stronger platform for continued growth
both domestically and internationally, allowing for 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,” says 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, shares his excitement, “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.”

Headquartered in York, PA, ATI was established in 1975 to verify the
performance of residential window systems. It has since expanded into related
residential and commercial markets including exterior wall systems and
interior finish systems. The company employs 303 highly specialized
technicians, engineers, and support professionals across 20 locations in the
United States and Canada.

For the latest information on the acquisition, you can visit
www.intertek.com/building/ATI.

Building Products website: www.intertek.com/building

About Intertek
Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.
From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality
assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers' products,
processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and
offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports
companies' success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to
meet end users' expectations for safety, sustainability, performance,
integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit
www.intertek.com

Contact:

Intertek
Michael Kremer, +1 847-871-1027
Building Products, Global Marketing Manager
michael.kremer@intertek.com
 
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