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Northwest EMC Opens New Facility in Minnesota

CEDAR PARK, Texas, April 30, 2009 – When Northwest EMC decided to open a new EMC test laboratory in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, near the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, they turned to a long time partner – ETS-Lindgren – to design and install a state-of-the-art ten meter chamber facility that would be the hallmark of the laboratory. Northwest EMC knew they could count on the chamber expertise ETS-Lindgren offers; after all, ETS-Lindgren also designed and installed the ten meter chamber at the company's other locations in Hillsboro, Oregon and Irvine, California. With the new laboratory in the Midwest, Northwest EMC can test products in accordance with the major industry standards. In addition, as with all Northwest EMC laboratories, this newest facility will soon be accredited by NVLAP to ISO 17025 standards, providing customers with global acceptance of their test reports.

Those interested in seeing the new laboratory are invited to attend an open house scheduled for Friday, May 1. Educational lectures will be presented by industry experts on updates to global regulatory standards, including CISPR 11 and 22; lunch will be provided compliments of Northwest EMC. View the complete open house program.

“This expansion will help us to better serve the wireless, consumer electronics and medical device markets, and gives us a face-to-face presence with our clients in the Midwest,” said Dean Ghizzone, President of Northwest EMC. “Our loyal Midwest clients have been commenting for years that they wish we were closer, so we finally decided to come to them. I am extremely excited for the opportunity to serve this market,” he added.

ETS-Lindgren installed a FACT™ 10 ten meter chamber, a smaller FACT™ 3 three meter chamber, and a pre-compliance chamber as part of a “turn-key” contract. All chambers feature the popular Series 81™ modular shielding panel system, Series 201™ recessed contact mechanism (RCM) shielded doors, connector panels, RF filters, and a unique, low heat, fiber optic lighting system. The FACT chambers are lined with ferrite tile and pyramidal microwave absorber. ETS-Lindgren also provided a full suite of its EMCO brand antennas and a three meter turntable with a 4,000 kg (8,800 lb) load capacity in the large chamber to lend flexibility to the types of products that can be tested.

Read more information on the new Northwest EMC ten meter chamber. Read more information on ETS-Lindgren’s EMC test chambers.

About Northwest EMC

Northwest EMC was founded in 1992 using Open Area Test Sites; technology now provides a better measurement tool in FCC-listed chambers. By implementing that technology, its FCC-listed 10 meter, 5 meter, and 3 meter chambers provide unparalleled testing accuracy and throughput. Coupled with automated test equipment, the state-of-the-art facilities maximize testing efficiency. All systems are integrated; from the first quotation to the final invoice, each project is seamlessly tracked, completely documented, and accurately billed. A clean, temperature-controlled laboratory provides greater repeatability and a more productive work environment. Prospective clients are invited to tour the laboratories. Customers are welcome to attend the testing of their products. Northwest EMC's technical staff is comprised of engineers and technicians from a variety of backgrounds. The three principal engineers each have extensive EMC experience. Professional certifications include NARTE EMC Engineer, NARTE ESD Engineer, and NARTE EMC Laboratory Personnel. While technical competence is a must, the defining characteristic of any staff member at Northwest EMC is excellent customer service. For more information,

About ETS-Lindgren

ETS-Lindgren is an international manufacturer of components and systems that measure, shield, and control electromagnetic and acoustic energy. The company's products are used for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), microwave, wireless and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing, electromagnetic field (EMF) measurement, radio frequency (RF) personal safety monitoring, and control of acoustic environments.

Headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, ETS-Lindgren has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESCO Technologies, a leading supplier of engineered products for growing industrial and commercial markets. ESCO is a New York Stock Exchange listed company (symbol ESE) with headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. Additional information about ETS-Lindgren is available at Additional information about ESCO and its subsidiaries is available at

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