NTA Inc., a leading provider of testing services, product certification, inspection, engineering, off-site construction plan review, and code evaluation, held its official groundbreaking ceremony today for its new facility in Bryan, Texas.
Set to bring up to 60 new jobs to the area over the next five years, the NTA corporate campus will consist of a large testing lab, a training facility and administrative offices.
With corporate offices and a testing laboratory in Nappanee, Indiana, NTA currently serves residential and commercial builders, code officials, manufacturers and suppliers throughout the building industry by providing testing for code compliance. The Texas testing lab will expand on the company’s significant testing capabilities and will have a focus on fire testing.
“NTA has been rapidly growing for several years and this new facility will allow expansion of our service offerings,” said David A. Tompos, President and CEO of NTA. “After much consideration we determined Bryan, Texas, was the perfect location for our newest campus, and we are pleased with the support we have received from the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation and the City of Bryan.”
"NTA’s rich history of ensuring safety and quality in the construction industry fits perfectly into the Brazos Valley, where serving others and seeking solutions are key tenants,” said Matt Prochaska, President/CEO of Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation. “We are honored Bryan has been chosen for this new testing campus, and we welcome NTA to the Hub of the Texas Triangle.”
Founded in 1976, NTA, Inc. was recently acquired by the International Code Council, a nonprofit association that provides a wide range of building safety solutions including product evaluation, accreditation, certification, codification and training. It develops model codes and standards used worldwide to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. The acquisition provides significant opportunities for both companies.
The first development phase for the building complex is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2019.