Technical expertise

Kiefner is a world leader in the research and creation of industry domain knowledge since its inception in 1990.

Our head office and laboratory in Columbus, Ohio is the focal point of our research work, where science and technological innovation meet.

Kiefner has contributed and influenced the writing of industry standards used across the globe, such as ASME B31G, ASME B31.4, ASME B31.8, API RP 1176, and API 1104 and are committed to continued research in the assessment of infrastructure reliability.

Our team is driven by the need to meet the challenges set by industry and we do this by participating in the optimization of existing standards and the creation of new standards. Kiefner is committed to continuing research to address emerging issues.

We work alongside our clients and other specialists on joint industry projects, while collaborating with universities and other research institutions nationally and internationally.

UPDATE ON COVID-19: KIEFNER IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND CONTINUES TO BE AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT ALL OF YOUR ENGINEERING NEEDS

Amid the ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, Kiefner and Associates, Inc. (Kiefner), and its parent company Applus+, is closely monitoring and responding to the situation. As a dynamic partner, we have rapidly adapted our operating approach in order to best serve our clients’ needs.  This includes the formation of our Crisis Management Team that has taken charge of safeguarding our employees and minimizing disruptions to operations.

As this is a developing situation, our approach is continuously evolving. Our protocols are being adjusted as needed in line with the progression of COVID-19 meet or exceed the latest Center of Disease Control (CDC) guidance. Our top priority has always been, and continues to be, the health and safety of our people, our clients, and our business partners.

As a Critical and Essential Infrastructure services provider, we recognize the important and special responsibility we hold to maintain normal work schedules and operations to keep our nation functioning. While much of our work may be performed remotely, we would like to inform that our laboratory remains fully functional and we are available to receive test pieces at any time. We remain committed to supporting our customers. Contact your Kiefner representative to discuss further today.

Be assured that Kiefner and Applus+ is taking appropriate action to maintain ongoing operations, including:

  • Active implementation of Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols.
  • Providing information to employees about the Coronavirus, its symptoms, and how to minimize its spread. Employees have been advised to avoid crowded areas and to limit social interaction, and have been trained on the correct hygiene, health and safety procedures.

Internal protocols have been implemented to follow all CDC guidelines for all who:

    • Have travelled internationally within the last 14 days
    • Have been in close contact with someone who has been confirmed infected with or is being tested for COVID-19
    • Have been in close contact with someone who is under self-quarantine.
    • Have any symptoms such as fever, coughing, and shortness of breath.
  • Effective 03/17/2020 short-term remote work guidelines for employees have been implemented and remain in full effect.
  • Kiefner has increased the frequency of cleaning services in our facilities to ensure a clean and safe working environment.
  • Travel has been limited to essential client-required travel only, with severe restrictions in the case of high-risk destinations.

Kiefner remains open for business and is committed to delivering all services in response to our clients’ needs. We will continue to protect our employees, customers and business partners, while delivering quality and maintaining high standards of customer service.

As always, you should feel free to contact us with any questions. You can reach me by email at gary.stein@kiefner.com.

Thank you for your support and partnership,

Gary Stein
Gary E Stein, Esq.
Strategic Business Partner Manager
Kiefner and Associates, Inc.
T 614-410-1611
E gary.stein@kiefner.com