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Element Materials Opens $4 Million Facility in Piedmont

Element Materials Technology (Element), officially opened a new $4 million aerospace testing facility in Piedmont on Thursday. 

The 30,000 square foot laboratory houses one of the an independent non-destructive testing (NDT) facility and operates as an extension to Element’s Hartford, Connecticut, laboratory which currently services Aerospace and Power Generation clients worldwide. 

“On behalf of Anderson County, I would like to welcome Element to the area," said Anderson County Councilman Jimmy Davis. "I am delighted that the company has invested in the county’s Northern region and that we now have a world-leading presence in materials and product qualification testing, significantly enhancing the diversity of the county’s technical offering.”

According to a news release, the location of the Piedmont site in Anderson County, better facilitates both future and current demand, initially from Element’s main customer in the area, GE. The site’s position significantly reduces this key client’s lead time and supply chain logistics challenges, which played a key factor in the location decision.

"This new facility is a great addition to our Aerospace operations in the US and is a real win-win for Element, our customers and the local community in Anderson County," said Charles Noall, President & CEO at Element. "The investment will significantly strengthen our footprint, capacity and capabilities and enable us to deliver cost savings for our clients, while boosting the local economy and creating new job opportunities in the area.”

Element is one of the world’s leading independent providers of materials and product qualification testing, inspection and certification services to the global Aerospace; Transportation & Industrials; Fire & Building Products; and Oil & Gas and Infrastructure sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

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