Curtiss-Wright Acquires IMR Test Labs

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Curtiss-Wright Acquires IMR Test LabsCurtiss-Wright Corporation announces that it has acquired the assets of IMR Test Labs (IMR), a leading provider of mechanical and metallurgical testing services for the aerospace, power generation and medical markets. IMR had sales of approximately $14 million in 2010. This business will become part of Curtiss-Wright’s Metal Treatment segment.

“This acquisition is consistent with our strategy of diversifying Curtiss-Wright’s portfolio of metal treatment services,” says Martin R. Benante, chairman and CEO of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “The addition of IMR enables us to enter a highly technical service niche in the manufacturing value chain for components used in premium industrial markets. Material testing is utilized in the ongoing quality assurance of raw materials for production manufacturing as well as for the validation of new component designs. IMR will become the cornerstone of a new engineered service business unit for Curtiss-Wright that is synergistic with our Metal Treatment segment’s current capabilities.”

IMR’s complete range of testing capabilities includes fatigue testing, metallurgical analysis, chemical analysis, mechanical testing, failure analysis, and training. Its facilities are A2LA and Nadcap accredited. IMR is also certified by major original equipment manufacturers across the U.S. With a staff of 115 that includes 29 engineers and chemists, IMR has expertise in non-metallic materials, including composites and ceramics, which will facilitate Metal Treatment’s expansion into other high technology markets and services. For more information visit [www.curtisswright.com].