Third Party Plan Review, Product Evaluation, Testing and Certification
August 21, 2013
NAPPANEE, INDIANA: NTA is pleased to announce a new listing report for ACME Panel Co. The new listing certifies that ACME Panel Co., of Radford, Va., manufactures structural insulated panels (SIPs) within a quality system that complies with the rigorous standards and best practices of NTA.
When ACME first began working with NTA in 2010, it was under the auspices of a quality system verification (QSV) program. Under a QSV program, NTA verifies that ACME manufactures SIPs under a quality system that complies with the rigorous standards of NTA.
“With a product certification program, ACME SIPs now have rated performance values for their product that are specific to their product. Previously, engineers could only use values that were in the code, accepted for all SIPs. Now they will have a much broader scope of how they can use their panels and how engineers and builders can use their panels,” says Corey Nigh, project engineer at NTA. ACME Panel’s new listing report includes design properties and performance values for SIPs used as walls, roofs, and floors.
NTA worked with ACME throughout the transition, explaining NTA’s role in and involvement with the Structural Insulated Panel Association, as well as performing a gap analysis to custom tailor a certification program that would meet addressable conditions of use for ACME SIPs. “We are very excited to take this large step with NTA and continue our long-term partnership.” Joe Fortier, president of ACME Panel.
About ACME Panel Co: ACME Panel of Radford, Va., manufactures and distributes structural insulated panels used to make better buildings at reasonable prices. ACME Panel operates the only solar-powered manufacturing facility for structural panels in the U.S. For more information go to acmepanel.com or call Kevin DiPietro, director of operations, at 1.540.267.9988.
About NTA, Inc.: NTA, Inc., located in Nappanee, Indiana, provides building product certification, building code compliance review, engineering design services, inspection, and product testing. The company has over 60 trained professional engineers, plan reviewers, technicians, consultants, and design draftsmen with professional registrations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.