LONDON, UK – May 25, 2016 – Element Materials Technology has completed the formal re-branding of the newly acquired Cascade TEK laboratories to expand its Aerospace Product Qualification Testing (PQT) footprint into the US West Coast Aerospace markets. 

The former-Cascade TEK laboratories will now be known as Element Portland and Element Denver. The integration of these two leading locations to Element’s global platform significantly enhances and extends the company’s technical capabilities, particularly in RTCA/DO 160 and MIL-STD 810 environmental testing services. Element Portland and Element Denver will work closely with the existing Element Seattle laboratory to service key clients within these local markets. 

Rick Sluiters, Element’s Executive Vice President, Aerospace, comments: “Our two newly integrated locations in Portland and Denver are fantastic additions to the Element platform. Terry Candlish, General Manager, and his team have a fantastic reputation for consistently delivering technical and operational excellence within the area of product qualification testing. Since the acquisition, the integration process has reaffirmed to Element the high standards of the team and the strong cultural fit that now exists between Element and the former-Cascade TEK team. 

“The completion of the integration marks the end of one chapter, while we now look forward to the new beginning for these laboratories under the Element brand. Our aim now is to enhance our ability to service key customers in this local market by building on the leading capabilities of the locations, as well as applying our environmental testing expertise to new extreme environments in order to grow our existing commercial relationships and add new clients.” 

Element Portland and Element Denver already hold test approvals with many of the leading Aerospace Primes and their supply chain partners, including Boeing, Honeywell and Rockwell Collins, as well as with one of the leading Medical Device manufacturers, Medtronic. 

Element now has a total of 15 laboratories dedicated to the provision of Product Qualification Testing services, making it one of the largest providers of Aerospace PQT services operating in the world today. 

Element Portland, OR and Element Denver, CO completed their integration into the Element Group of companies mid-May 2016.

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Element is a company with a global presence; its laboratories are staffed by experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation and Industrials sectors. Element’s team of over 1,800 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 52 laboratories located throughout the U.S. and Europe. For a complete list of Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit 
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“Our two newly integrated locations in Portland and Denver are fantastic additions to the Element platform.”

Rick Sluiters