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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services
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National Technical Systems, Inc. was founded in 1961, incorporated in 1968 in California and subsequently was reincorporated in Delaware in 1987 to serve as a holding company for its subsidiaries. On January 31, 1997, the Company was merged into a newly formed California corporation named National Technical Systems, Inc. It is a provider of engineering and compliance testing services to the defense, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive, energy and high technology markets. NTS, utilizing its various testing facilities and technical resources, provides full life-cycle product integrity support, offering engineering, compliance, certification, quality registration and program management. NTS serves customers primarily in the defense, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive, energy, consumer products and industrial products markets. NTS serves customers primarily in the defense, aerospace, telecommunications, automotive, energy, consumer products and industrial products markets. NTS offers integrated life cycle product services to the aerospace market. These services include engineering, testing and supply chain management. From concept development and design, through detail design, certification, production and in-service life, NTS provides support throughout the full life cycle of the aerospace product. The Company provides certification and evaluation of a broad array of telecommunications equipment and systems for manufacturers of central office equipment and the carriers. NTS' services are performed in accordance with the network equipment building systems specifications (NEBS) and fiber optics general requirements (GRs) as required by the telecommunications industry. It supports the commercial and military vehicle industries with testing, including dynamometer operations on power train components, vibration and shock on mechanical and electrical assemblies, thermal and corrosion exposures on control and monitoring systems, pressure pulsing and burst on fluid handling items and fatigue and ultimate strength on mechanical components. NTS provides certification and evaluation services to nuclear utilities and suppliers worldwide. NTS offers a full range of products, engineering and testing services under its NUPIC and NIAC audited 10CFR50, Appendix B Quality Program. NTS provides certification and evaluation of a broad array of consumer products normally procured for personal use in a residence, school and recreation or otherwise. NTS provides certification and evaluation of a broad array of industrial products normally procured for light and heavy industrial applications. In the aerospace and defense markets, the main competition for independent laboratories is the customers' internal laboratories, including government laboratories. The Company is subject to various federal, state, local and foreign government requirements regulating the discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to the protection of
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Weekly Top Insider Buys: WBS, STWD, HTGC, EBTX, NTSC Jan 01 2011 
National Technical Systems Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Dec 14 2010 
National Technical Systems Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Sep 13 2010 
National Technical Systems Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Jun 14 2010 
National Technical Systems Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Dec 14 2009 
National Technical Systems Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Sep 15 2009 
National Technical Systems Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Sep 14 2009 
National Technical Systems Announces Fiscal 2010 Second Quarter and Six Months Results Sep 14 2009 
National Technical Systems Announces Date for Its Fiscal 2010 Second Quarter and Six Months Results Sep 08 2009 
National Technical Systems Inc. Reports Operating Results for Fiscal Quarter Ended on 2008-10-31 Dec 16 2008 

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