Smithers acquires STL’s indoor testing division

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Smithers has announced that it has acquired Standards Testing Laboratories’ (STL) indoor testing division. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Smithers is a testing, consulting, information and compliance services company that was founded in the city in 1925.

Its latest acquisition includes all the indoor testing division’s tire and wheel testing capabilities, although STL’s fabricated machine division and Texas operations will continue to be owned and operated by STL.

“The addition of the STL indoor testing capabilities enables Smithers to support our tire and wheel clients with a broader portfolio of regulatory and compliance testing,” says Jim Popio, vice president, Smithers materials science and engineering division.

“Smithers is strategically and historically connected to the tire and wheel industries and is always looking to invest in opportunities that strengthen our ability to support clients in these spaces.”

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