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TÜV RHEINLAND OPENS NEW TESTING AND METALLURGICAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY
NEW OMAHA-AREA FACILITY TO PROVIDE EXPANDED SERVICE, REDUCED TURNAROUND TIMES

Atlanta, GA — June 2, 2011 — TUV Rheinland Rail Sciences, Inc. (TUV RSI), a subsidiary of TÜV Rheinland North America Holding Inc., has upgraded and moved its Omaha testing and metallurgical analysis laboratory to a new facility in nearby La Vista, Nebraska. The laboratory will allow TUV RSI to continue to offer its wide range of applied mechanical and materials engineering services, along with additional offerings, including advanced chemical analysis, among others.

“We feel our new lab will provide significant benefits to our customers,” said Gary Wolf, President of TUV Rheinland Rail Sciences, Inc. “We have moved from crowded, shared space into a new dedicated facility with easier access to major transportation routes, enhanced work-flow paths and upgraded equipment. Our customers will immediately notice our faster turn-around times and the increased services we will provide.”

Testing services the laboratory provides include: failure analysis; metallography; non-destructive testing (NDT); SEM and optical microscopy; mechanical (tensile, fatigue, impact) testing; corrosion analysis; and chemical analysis. Advanced chemical analysis services will be offered shortly after the laboratory’s new glow discharge spectrometer is installed, expected within the next two to three months.

Additional services offered through this facility include finite element analysis (FEA), on-site testing and data acquisition, mechanical and materials design services, new product development assistance, supplier validation, quality control, accident reconstruction and expert witness testimony.

Users of the laboratory’s services typically include: original equipment manufacturers; aerospace, automotive and general industrial manufacturers; materials and component manufacturers; pressure vessel manufacturers; railways and railroad suppliers; and others. Located at 7050 South 110th Street in La Vista, Nebraska, the new facility is approximately 12 miles southeast of the laboratory’s previous location in Omaha, and is within one mile of Interstate 80.

About TUV RSI

TUV RSI has more than 20 years of over-the-road testing experience and a proven track record of excellence in instrumentation and data analysis. Since 1987 TUV Rheinland Rail Sciences Inc. has been providing specialized consulting, testing, engineering and training services in the areas of derailment investigations, track/train dynamics, system and operational safety, operations planning and analysis, testing and instrumentation in both the laboratory and field, as well as material engineering and non-destructive testing. Centrally located near Omaha, Nebraska, the group also provides immediate, on-site engineering support.

About TÜV Rheinland®

Founded in 1871, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent testing, inspection, certification, and consulting services. The company inspects technical equipment, products and services; oversees projects; and helps to shape processes for U.S. companies seeking entry to worldwide markets. With 14,500 employees, TÜV Rheinland maintains a presence in approximately 500 locations in 62 countries. In addition, it encompasses an international network of approved labs, testing facilities and education centers, and its experts train people across a wide range of industries. For more information, visit www.tuv.com/us.