Thank You For A Wonderful 2015 & Wishing You A Happy 2016!

On behalf of all Elite employees, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.

Reflecting back on Elite in 2015, we can confidently report on having achieved many of our improvement initiatives for this year. We continue to invest in new people and resources to support the Elite brand promise of Technical Expertise, Scheduling, and Best Value.

For example, in the area of technical expertise 21 of our EMC engineers have now achieved iNARTE certification making us one of the largest iNARTE certified labs in the country. We regularly receive positive reviews from our quality accreditors and continue to learn and improve from their work and findings. Several Elite engineers contribute on developing industry standards in key areas of our business and through their involvement we maintain a direct link to latest information on testing practices and regulatory requirements.

We improved our ability to meet client schedules by upgrading to new equipment and resources as well as by adding personnel. During the year, Elite hired four new staff members to grow our manpower bandwidth at a level that we can reliably meet client requests for timely services.

In our EMC lab we installed another CISPR 25 compliant chamber to reduce lead times for automotive ALSE testing plus we upgraded four of our automotive transient stations to improve test efficiency and the quality of our results. The addition of a new 22KVA programmable power supply system gives us the ability to generate high power electrical stresses for clients to test, evaluate, and improve their products with respect to extremes in voltage, current, frequency and phase.

In our environmental test lab we enhanced our materials test capabilities by adding universal testing machines that provide load capacity up to 55klbs. During the year several new environmental chambers were added to our lab including a walk in chamber five times the volume of our previous capability. In addition, we upgraded capabilities for mechanical shock, flammability testing, and our IP enclosure protection services. We are already seeing measurable improvement in services for our clients as a result of these new systems.

For 2016 we look forward to helping our customer achieve success in their business. We remain committed to continuous improvement and will regularly ask clients for feedback through our online surveys and by receiving client comments through our staff about the level and quality of service we provide.

Thank you again for choosing Elite as your test laboratory. We appreciate your business and next time we speak we would like to hear about your company’s success.

...Also, this is the time of year to apply for the IEEE James C. Klouda Memorial Scholarship. This award is funded by Elite and offered through the IEEE in the honor of Elite’s founder, Jim Klouda. We would certainly like to see an Elite customer or associate benefit from this scholarship! For more information…