All timeline stories.
Advance Testing continues to look toward the future by not only having the best materials testing laboratories on the East Coast, but by continuing its long-standing commitment to both training and technology to better service the construction industry. Advance Testing has been fortunate to work with some of the best contractors, engineers, architects, agencies, associations and laboratories on the East Coast, and attributes much of its success to the kindness and generosity of its peers.
In 1998, expansion was again necessary at the corporate office in Campbell Hall, New York, which led to the reconstruction of a nearby property that was transformed into Advance Testing’s corporate offices and primary laboratory. This 15,000 sq. ft. facility includes a state-of-the-art laboratory with multiple task-oriented workspaces for continued research and development, allowing Advance Testing to remain at the forefront of the materials testing industry.
With Advance Testing’s continued commitment to training, a new company, Atech Center, Inc. was formed. Atech Center has grown to become one of the principal developers of several construction materials training programs offered through the Northeast Transportation Technician Certification Program and the Associated General Contractors of New York/New York State Department of Transportation Hot Mix Asphalt Density Testing Inspector Certification Program. Advance Testing was also instrumental in providing technicians to staff New York State’s first experimental Quality Assurance pilot program.
By 1994, Advance Testing had outgrown its location and moved to a new 7,000 ft2 location in Campbell Hall, NY. At this time, transportation sector Owner-Agencies were introducing new Quality Assurance specifications emphasizing Contractor Quality Control in the areas of Hot Mix Asphalt production and laydown, as well as a series of new test devices and methods that would change the industry. Advance Testing recognized the benefits of these changes and committed resources and personnel to establish the firm as leader in the area.
Beyond its immediate workforce, Advance Testing additionally established training and work programs for high school and college students. Advance Testing’s commitment to its personnel was instrumental in expanding both its scope of services and its staff’s notoriety within the construction industry in the late 80’s and early 90’s.