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Spitzer Industries Announces Acquisition of Advanced Inspection Technologies

HOUSTON, TX- Spitzer Industries, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Advanced Inspection Technologies (AIT, Houston, TX). AIT specializes in performing advanced nondestructive testing (NDT) of welds and base materials, using phased array ultrasonic testing and computed radiography. The acquisition also furthers Spitzer’s world class fabrication capabilities with deeper welding engineering and technology capabilities.

AIT was founded in March of 2003 by Michael Beard and Jim Halley with the primary focus of developing Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT) equipment and procedures necessary to compete for contracts within the nuclear, power and energy sectors. AIT serves a broad customer base within these sectors, as well as the petrochemical, refining, aerospace and offshore oil and gas industries. AIT performs inspections using automated, semi-automated and manual systems and techniques using phased array ultrasonic testing of welds, vessels and forgings. AIT also performs conventional forms of NDT which include film radiography (RT), positive material identification (PMI), remote visual inspection (RVI), magnetic particle testing (MT), penetrant testing (PT) and hardness testing. AIT also provides welding engineering services such as welding program development, weld procedure development and qualification, and project management.

“We at Spitzer are excited to have AIT as part of our team and look forward to taking our combined talents to current and potential customers,” said Spitzer CEO Cullen Spitzer. “We have been working diligently over the past months trying to strengthen our capabilities with respect to welding technology and welding engineering. With the acquisition of AIT, we now have a more complete portfolio of services to offer our customers and look forward to providing expanded product lines, state of the art technology, engineering and NDE expand our services in NDE and fabrication in support of critical fabrications for offshore oil and gas and the nuclear industry.”

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