Kiefner has moved to Columbus, Ohio

20150624_Kiefner office_smallKiefner and Associates, a leading engineering and technical services provider, has moved to a new location in Columbus, Ohio in order to better serve both the industry and its clients.

The new facility, offers 40,000 square feet of purpose built office, laboratory and training space and is the first time the company has had all three within one building.

Complete with a new laboratory, the testing facility spans over 20,000 square feet to accommodate an increased demand for material testing and failure analyses.

The lab is fully equipped to carry out pipeline failure investigations, instrumented burst tests, corrosion tests and standard mechanical properties tests.

Carolyn Kolovich, vice president, engineering at Kiefner and Associates commented: “The laboratory space connected to our office means our engineers are able to implement a smoother process and provide quicker turnaround for our clients.”

The new office is also equipped with a training facility with the capacity to host up to 40 students at one time.

The company – which services the pipeline industry and power sector – offers specialized training for pipeline operators at its own site, client premises and remote locations across the United States throughout the year. Courses include Code for Liquid Pipelines, Code for Gas Pipelines, Welding, Pipeline Reliability and Corrosion Measurement Assessment.

Carolyn continued: “Our objective is to ensure that our clients’ assets are safe for operation by delivering the highest level of engineering services. Our previous office was at capacity due to our continued growth so its fantastic to have a new location that will allow us to offer all of our services in one site. The training facility is also very exciting for us and we look forward to welcoming our clients to our new site.”

Kiefner and Associates is part of Applus RTD, the global leader in non-destructive techniques (NDT) and inspection, focused on providing total solutions to ensure asset integrity. Applus RTD employ over 4,500 people in 18 different countries. Kiefner and Associates, a leading engineering and technical services provider, has moved to a new location in Columbus, Ohio in order to better serve both the industry and its clients.

The new facility, offers 40,000 square feet of purpose built office, laboratory and training space and is the first time the company has had all three within one building.

Complete with a new laboratory, the testing facility spans over 20,000 square feet to accommodate an increased demand for material testing and failure analyses.

The lab is fully equipped to carry out pipeline failure investigations, instrumented burst tests, corrosion tests and standard mechanical properties tests.

Carolyn Kolovich, vice president, engineering at Kiefner and Associates commented: “The laboratory space connected to our office means our engineers are able to implement a smoother process and provide quicker turnaround for our clients.”

The new office is also equipped with a training facility with the capacity to host up to 40 students at one time.

The company – which services the pipeline industry and power sector – offers specialized training for pipeline operators at its own site, client premises and remote locations across the United States throughout the year. Courses include Code for Liquid Pipelines, Code for Gas Pipelines, Welding, Pipeline Reliability and Corrosion Measurement Assessment.

Carolyn continued: “Our objective is to ensure that our clients’ assets are safe for operation by delivering the highest level of engineering services. Our previous office was at capacity due to our continued growth so its fantastic to have a new location that will allow us to offer all of our services in one site. The training facility is also very exciting for us and we look forward to welcoming our clients to our new site.”

Kiefner and Associates is part of Applus RTD, the global leader in non-destructive techniques (NDT) and inspection, focused on providing total solutions to ensure asset integrity. Applus RTD employ over 4,500 people in 18 different countries.

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UPDATE ON COVID-19: APPLUS+ IS AN ESSENTIAL AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE PROVIDER & OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Applus+ is a specialist service provider of non-destructive examination and inspection services which are critical to ensuring the safety and integrity of the energy and industrial sector. Accordingly, please be informed that Applus+ and its affiliate companies, including but not limited to Applus RTD USA, Inc., Applus Velosi America, LLC, Applus K2 America, LLC, and Kiefner and Associates, Inc. are open for business.

Applus+ is deemed as an Essential and Critical Infrastructure service provider. The services provided by Applus+ ensure our client’s continuous safe operations, delivery of essential services to our end clients in these times of need, and supports compliance with local, state, and federal regulations—include our united mandate to continue providing Essential and Critical Infrastructure services.

Operating for over 85 years, Applus+ has responded to emergency situations in high consequence areas and at times when other suppliers have been unable to perform. We believe that we have not only demonstrated value but sincere commitment to quality and service. Applus+ will continue to show its unwavering support at the request of our clients to assist in maintaining operational continuity.

We would like to let you know what measures Applus+ is taking to ensure the health and safety of our employees, clients and suppliers.  We have activated our Business Continuity Plan and the purpose of this Plan is to ensure uninterrupted service. As the situation develops, our management and protocols will be adjusted, as required.

Applus+ has taken the following measures:

  • Active implementation of Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols.
  • Provided 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.
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  • Effective 03/17/2020 short-term remote work guidelines for employees have been implemented.
  • Applus+ 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.

We will continue to monitor the situation in order to adapt in a timely and effective manner as the situation evolves. Our goal is to ensure that we fulfil our commitment to our clients and deliver the highest standards of service excellence, while at the same time keeping our workforce safe and healthy.

As always, you should feel free to contact us with any questions. Please email the team at contracts.na@applus.com for further assistance regarding the COVID-19 matter. To schedule services, continue to communicate with your Applus+ representative.

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