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About Us

October, 2013

RTI made Inc. Magazine’s 2013 list of 5000 fastest growing private companies in America for the fourth time.

December, 2011

Deb Griffiths joins RTI as its Director of Project Management. Ms. Griffiths has over 25 years of project management experience in the environmental laboratory industry.

October, 2011

Kae Trojanowski joins the Materials Testing Laboratory as their Sales Manager. Mrs. Trojanowski has over 20 years of sales experience to enhance the outreach of the Materials Laboratory.

2011

RTI doubles air laboratory testing capacity and adds 19 new employees to accommodate its strong growth.

July, 2010

David Howell joins RTI as the Director of Federal Programs. Dave has over 24 years of sales experience in the environmental laboratory industry.

April, 2010

RTI becomes DoD ELAP accredited in the field of Environmental Testing. This paves the way for RTI to become a leader in providing testing services throughout the USACE community

September, 2009

RTI receives press in the MI TECH NEWS for the 2008 Best Small Business honor.

July, 2009

RTI made Inc. Magazine’s 2009 list of 5000 fastest growing private companies in America for the third year in a row.

April, 2009

RTI is featured in the 2008 SBA Annual Report highlighting the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center.

April, 2009

RTI is once again recognized as one of the best small businesses in Michigan for 2008.

March, 2009

RTI is featured in the SmartMoney small business profile “Reinventing your business in a downturn”.

February, 2009

RTI receives certification from the Consumer Products Safety Commission for analysis of Lead in paint, toys, jewelry, and textiles under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

February, 2009

RTI Industrial and Environmental facilities successfully complete another round of A2LA and NELAC accreditations. Please see the accreditations and affiliations section for the corresponding accreditation documents.

October, 2008

The U.S. Army has awarded a $1.5 million contract to RTI Laboratories Inc. to provide testing services for radioactive waste in New York and Ohio. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo, N.Y. This contract was a 100% small business set-aside.

January, 2008

New RTI Laboratories headquarters and Materials Sciences Laboratories open doors at 33080 Industrial Rd in Livonia. This opening brings the total laboratory space in Livonia to 24,000 sq. ft..

January, 2008

RTI holds the honor of induction into the 2008 class Michigans 50 Companies to watch and was recognized along with the other inductees at a Lansing celebration attended by Governor Granholm.

July, 2007

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $152,761 contract to RTI Laboratories Inc., Livonia, Mich., for quality control, testing and inspection services. The contract was awarded by the department’s U.S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit, Cleveland.

April, 2007

RTI makes Inc. Magazines top 5000 fastest growing companies in America.

March, 2007

JOHNEVON SAVINE has joined RTI as a Laboratory Assistant in the Materials Sciences Department. A valued addition to the RTI staff, Johnevon has over seventeen years experience in the materials sciences with a strong background in laboratory management, quality inspection and analysis of mechanical and chemical properties of steel and other ferrous materials.

January, 2007

RTI announces plans for an Environmental Quality Assurance Workshop to be held at the Holiday Inn in Livonia, MI on February 19th and 20th. The workshop will be conducted by Marlene Moore of Advanced Systems, Inc. of Newark, Delaware. Ms. Moore is a recognized authority in quality systems for laboratories and sampling operations, including ISO 9000 compliance. She is a registered RAB ISO QSM auditor and routinely works with consultants, contractors, regulators and industry to insure integrity and understanding of their environmental analytical programs.

December, 2006

Jim Shannon, Director of Sales & Marketing, has been re-elected to another two year terms as Chair of the Michigan Environmental Laboratory Association.

November, 2006

Expanding the service scope of the Company, Jerry Singh, president, concluded the acquisition of the the Khemia Company of Bloomfield, Colorado. Khemia is best know for their development of the “Omega” Laboratory Information Management System. By now owning the company that “wrote” the software used in our laboratory, RTI stays on the leading edge of environmental laboratory information management and software design. In addition, RTI will assume the support of the 100+ Omega installations nationwide and continue to improve and market Khemia’s Omega software system.
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November, 2006

Following extensive architectural planning and contractor bidding and permit applications, work on the new Materials Sciences division laboratory on Industrial Drive in Livonia is underway. The new laboratory will house the existing “MSci” operations and will also incorporate some new capabilities to expand our scope of service potential to our clients. Expected completion of construction is late February, 2007, with transition of the division from Glendale over to Industrial taking place in the month of March. The relocation of the Materials Sciences’ operation will allow for expansion of the growing Environmental Sciences division at the Glendale Street headquarters location.

October, 2006

Jerry Singh, President of RTI Laboratories, has been elected to a three year term as a Director of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) Environmental Sciences Section.

ACIL is the trade association representing independent, commercial scientific and engineering firms. Its members are professional services firms engaged in testing, product certification, consulting, and research and development.

May 2006

Jim Shannon, Director of Sales and Marketing at RTI, has been elected to a three year term on the Board of Directors of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Detroit Post. His activities within SAME will enhance our professional position on U.S. Army Corp of Engineers programs and other federal contract opportunities.

April 2006

Answering the needs of further Company growth, RTI promotes Kathy Gronda and Bill Van Bergen and expands staff with three new employees.

Ms Kathy Gronda from our Customer Service Department has been promoted to Supervisor of Field Services. Kathy takes over the field service position from Jenni Tancock, who will be eventuallyt relocating to the Dallas TX area with her husband following a change in his job assignment. Ms Gronda has nine years of environmental laboratory experience and holds a Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Michigan.
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Ms Denean Brown joins the Company’s Customer Service Department to assist with sample custodian duties. Denean comes to us with nine years of experience in client relations.

Ms Dawn Winhold accepted a position in our organics extraction department. Dawn holds Bachelors degrees in both Chemistry and Mathematical Sciences from the University of Illinois and had two years of experience in a NELAC accredited environmental laboratory before recently relocating to southeast Michigan.

With the addition of Ms Winhold to the staff, Bill Van Bergen is being assigned to expand his experience as an analyst in the organics instrument department. This new assignment takes advantage of the experience Bill obtained during his prior employment position with a chemical manufacturer.

Ms Jaehee Shim has also joined the Company as an intern as she completes her studies toward a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry at the University of Michigan. In addition to maintaining a 3.98 GPA, Ms Shim has distinguished herself as an Angell Scholar and member of the Tri-Beta biological honorary society. At RTI she assists in organic sample prep procedures and general wet chemistry determinations.

February 2006

RTI expands staff with with the addition of William Van Bergen to the organics prep and wet chemistry departments. Bill holds an Associates degree in Chemistry and comes to us with six years of experience as a laboratory technician for a major chemical manufacturer in the Midland area.

January 2006

RTI accepts delivery and completes installation of a new cyanide analyzer to further enhance our already broad analytical capabilities. The OI Analytical CNSolution� FS 3100 is a flexible, safe, high-throughput, multifunctional automated cyanide analyzer. It incorporates a single- or dual-channel analyzer, WinFLOW software, and a 90-position random access autosampler. The FS 3100 uses an innovative gas diffusion ligand-exchange procedure coupled with a highly-sensitive Expanded Range amperometric detector to measure available cyanide. The FS 3100 complies with all USEPA Method OIA-1677 and ASTM D6888-03 requirements.

The purchase of this analyzer reinforces RTI’s commitment to maintain a position of leadership in technology and expertise in environmental analytical procedures.

January 2006

RTI announces its new “RTI Flashpoint” online analytical reporting system. This unique client service links directly to data generated by our sophisticated Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to provide clients with downloadable analytical reports, copies of chain of custodies, invoices and electronic deliverables in either generic or custom formats. This system can also provide clients with immediate notification that reports are available for download and a notice that new samples have been received against their account. Another option automatically attaches reports to the notification email, if desired. The current version of the system will also provide information on scheduled report completion for all “in process” workorders.

Jim Shannon, Director of Sales & Marketing for RTI, has surveyed the availability of such services in the analytical laboratory market. The service is non-existent at most labs and the labs that do offer an online service do not include nearly as much information as the new RTI system or provide automatic notifications. He goes on to say, “The Flashpoint online system is yet another factor that has established RTI as one of the most technologically advanced laboratories in the region.”
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November 2005

Jerry Singh, President of RTI, has signed an agreement for the Company to purchase another local facility to handle current and future growth. The facility is on Industrial Drive in Livonia, only a half mile west of our current headquarters laboratory, and will double the size of our available laboratory space. Plans are to relocate the Materials Sciences division of the RTI operations into the new building. This will allow the Environmental Sciences division to expand into more space within the Glendale Street facility. Both divisions have been experiencing significant growth over the past years and the additional space will lead to increased capacity and operational efficiencies. Following remodeling of the Industrial Drive building, the Materials Sciences division will relocate in the spring of 2007. Watch the website for more information on the new facility as remodeling progresses.

October 2005

Brian Hover and Derrick Brown join RTI as Field Sampling Technicians. The addition of these two qualified young men to our staff will enhance our client services in this area.

August 2005

Ana Nastasa joins RTI as Lab Analyst. Ana holds a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering and possesses twenty years of commercial laboratory experience.

August 2005

Hans Taneja joins RTI as Special Programs Consultant. Hans holds a PhD in Chemistry and has been involved in 25 years of management, method development and analytical experience with a major metropolitan waste water operation.

July 2005

Jim Shannon, RTI’s Director of Sales and Marketing, assumes duties as Chair of the Michigan Environmental Laboratory Association. Mr. Shannon had previously served the association as Vice Chair and Membership Chair.

June 2005

Jennifer Hawthorne joins RTI as Lab Assistant. Jennifer has an Associates Degree in Chemistry and has over thirty years experience in laboratory operations and client management, most with a Fortune 100 company.

January, 2005 RTI Acquires Huron Valley Laboratories!

Effective January 1, 2005, RTI acquired and merged operations with Huron Valley Laboratories, a highly-regarded environmental laboratory formerly located in Romulus, Mi. Merged operations and personnel are located in the RTI headquarters in Livonia, Mi..

The RTI family welcomes the following HVLI personnel to the organization: Fred Hoitash, Director of Environmental Operations, Bob Lynch, Production Manager, Mark Bailey, Instrumentation Group Leader, Kathy Gronda, Sample Custody, Jenni Stephenson, Supervisor, Field Services, Meenu Wadehra, Analyst, Brian Hall, Client Services (Gaylord Office), Phyllis Goeddeke, Lab Technician and Andrew Ambrus, Field Services Technician.

December 2004

RTI Laboratories receives Contract Number GS-07F-5705R by the General Services Administration (GSA).

July 2004

Jim Shannon, RTI’s Director of Sales and Marketing, appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Environmental Professionals.

March 2004 RTI Acquires AAC Trinity Laboratories!

Effective March 1, 2004, RTI acquired and merged operations with AAC Trinity Laboratories, a premiere environmental laboratory formerly located in Farmington Hills, Mi. Merged operations and personnel are located in the Livonia, Mi. RTI facility.

The RTI family welcomes the following AAC Trinity personnel to the organization: Jim Shannon, Director of Sales & Marketing, Chuck O’Bryan, Director of Quality Management, Jonnie Eisel, Wet Chemistry Group Leader, Donna Clark, Administrative Manager, Zhen Wu, Organics Analyst, Anna Vikdorchik, Inorganics Analyst, Mike Budziak, Organics Analyst, Laurie Collins, Project Management, Cheryl Schiller, Project Management, Vivienne Dragesco, Lab Technician, Zelma Knes, Lab Assistant and Gary Chartrand, Sample Courier.