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TÜV Rheinland of North America Completes NCBCC Accreditation Expansion

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LITTLETON, Mass., Aug. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TÜV Rheinland, a testing and certification leader at the forefront of interoperability, performance and safety in the globally connected world, today announced it has completed an accreditation expansion for the State of North Carolina. The North Carolina National Building Codes Council (NCBCC) accreditation expansion includes the Electrical Equipment for Hazardous Locations and Food Preparation Machines categories, and adds to the existing TÜV Rheinland approved categories in North Carolina.

TÜV Rheinland will now be listed on the NCBCC list as an approved testing laboratory for equipment categories 7-9, 11-14, 16, 26-29, 31, 40, 43, 47-48 and 50. This is a very helpful resource for electrical inspectors and equipment buyers to verify that a testing facility can accommodate the category of listed or labeled equipment. This ensures that any listed or labeled equipment will be accepted by the facility owner or Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

"We are pleased to be expanding our NCBCC accreditation," said Gregory Smith, Field Evaluation Program Manager and Sr. Field Evaluation Inspector of TÜV Rheinland. "In particular, adding the Electrical Equipment for Hazardous Locations category is a major milestone for TÜV Rheinland. Less than half of the currently accredited testing laboratories are approved in this category, positioning us well to continue to provide the highest quality assurance across the board."

North Carolina audits and accredits testing laboratories independent of any other local or national accreditations. The NCBCC list of approved laboratories is maintained and audited by the NC Department of Insurance, Office of the State Fire Marshall Engineering Division, and the list is approved by the North Carolina Building Codes Council. This accreditation expansion audit was performed at TÜV Rheinland's Youngsville, NC laboratory.

To learn more about TÜV Rheinland's NCBCC accreditation, please visit here.

About TÜV Rheinland
TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 145 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence of more than 20,000 people; annual turnover is nearly EUR 2 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects, and helps to shape processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TÜV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centers. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website: www.tuv.com

Contact Information:
Jen Picardo
Director of Communications
TÜV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
978-266-9500

Devan Bahr
Scratch Marketing + Media
TUV@scratchmm.com

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