LOS ANGELES — PrimeSource Building Products, an international distributor of residential and commerical building materials has consolidated its testing and quality assurance programs into its Innovation and Testing Center located on the PrimeSource Los Angeles Distribution Center campus.
“This lab contains all the materials and testing systems for us to expand our quality assurance programs into more research and development,” said Prime Source Quality Assurance Manager Stephen Gatto. “We’re always looking for innovative manufacturing techniques that increase quality and lower price point for our customers.”
The lab will primarily focus on the Pro-Twist fasteners, wiring and collated fastener products.
“Pro-Twist is commercial grade and contractors need to know that the materials they are putting into their projects are going to meet and exceed ASTM standards so they can pass inspections,” Gatto said. “Here in our lab we’re holding our manufacturers to that high standard.”
Previously quality assurance testing was located at several different distribution centers around the PrimSource system, this move to bring all testing services under one roof is said to improve efficiency and allow PrimeSource to find new mills and manufacturers who can meet Pro-Twist standards.