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Magnetic Analysis Corp. Acquires TacTic Ultrasonic NDT System
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Magnetic Analysis Corporation, (MACģ) a designer and producer of nondestructive test instruments and systems since 1928, is pleased to announce the asset acquisition of TacTicô, a Division of Laboratory Testing Inc. (LTI), effective February 28, 2022.

Originally founded as TAC Technical Instrument Corp. in 1962, the company became part of LTIís operations in 2018. The acquisition will broaden MACís range of NDT systems to include automated and specialized immersion, "spin the tube" ultrasonic test systems to detect surface and subsurface defects in round tube, pipe, and bar. These systems are especially applicable to metal producers who are looking for a cost-effective system to test small batches of material or frequent diameter size changes.

In making the announcement, MACģ President and CEO Dudley Boden noted that "This is a natural fit for us as we have partnered with TacTicô for a number of years supplying our Echomacģ Ultrasonic Electronics for integration with TacTicís systems. Both companies have a long history of helping metal producers achieve reliable, high-quality inspection that meets their specific needs and many of TacTicís customers are also customers of MAC. Support will be handled through our existing field network of Engineers and experienced Representatives around the world. With MACís wider sales and support and the synergies with our existing customer base, we expect to be able to build this into a substantial product line for MAC, bringing this technology to customers around the world."

Commenting on the acquisition, Fred Beck, who has been serving as VP Sales for TacTicô at LTI in recent years and is a son of TacTicís co-founder, Kenneth H. Beck, said "I am very excited about the future and will continue to play an active role in this new venture. It brings with it many opportunities as both companies have developed established products that complement each other with little overlap. MACís instruments provide a much-needed source for ultrasonic instrumentation designed for production testing of tubular and bar products. Moreover, their domestic and international sales and service teams will allow TacTic customers to be served more efficiently. I am also pleased that our companies share a history of family ownership."

Beck will be assisting MAC during the transition as well as sharing his technical knowledge and years of experience during future sale activities. TacTic operations in Trevose, PA will be moved to MACís Elmsford, NY headquarters and manufacturing plant. In addition to expanding enhanced sales opportunities for TacTic systems, customers will gain the advantage of local support, service and calibration capabilities provided by MACís global network of sales and technical staff. For many markets, MAC will also be able to offer the option of leasing, a choice that has not been available to TacTic customers previously.
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