Sustaining Members Night

February 24, 2014

Technical Chairman: Ian Kidd


  • 5:45 Social & Networking
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 7:30 Presentation

Speakers Title:    

Craig McMillan: Product Application Specialist/Allied High Tech Products

Larry Somrack: President/NSL Analytical Services

Presentation Abstract:

Allied High Tech Products

An Introduction to Allied High Tech Products, Inc. presented by Craig McMillan, Product Application Specialist.  Allied High Tech Products is an American company based in Rancho Dominguez, CA and a premier manufacturer of quality products for metallographic sample preparation & Analysis.  This brief talk will introduce Allied's line of metallographic sample preparation equipment and consumables, Allied's capabilities and services, and a few recent developments.  Craig is a 1991 graduate of Bowling Green State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  He has spent over 21 years in the materials community and continues to reside in NE Ohio.

NSL Analytical Services, Inc.

Expanding to support industry

NSL Analytical Services Inc. is an independent, commercial materials testing laboratory that offers a broad spectrum of analytical testing for quality control, failure analysis, product performance, and material selection and characterization. Feeling the pressure to expand to support the industry, NSL has been adding equipment, personnel, and updating technology and quality systems to meet the needs of ever demanding markets in Aerospace, Nuclear, Ceramic, Forging and Metal Manufacturing. The quality requirements held by NSL include Nadcap, GE-S400, P&W (aerospace), ISO17025 (manufacturing), 10CFR50 Appendix 50, Part 21 (nuclear) and many customer approvals. NSL Analytical currently has 2 testing locations on Cleveland’s Eastside. Last year, NSL invested over $1.6 million in a new Metallurgical Testing facility. The lab houses machining, mechanical testing and microscopy equipment. NSL’s materials analysts, metallurgists and metallurgical engineers are experienced in microscopy evaluations, failure analysis, and mechanical testing of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. From a small unknown laboratory, NSL Analytical has been able to remain independent while becoming one of the top 7% of laboratories in the world based on employment and top 1% in Chemistry in a market where consolidation from overseas investors is occurring.

Larry Somrack joined NSL in 1993 as an investor and Marketing Manager and in 2000 became the major stockholder and President.  He will share with you the journey of a privately held independent testing laboratory in Cleveland.


Meeting Location:

Crowne Plaza Hotel

5300 Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131


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Members & Guests - $25 Pre-registered, or $30 walk-in/not registered 

Retired members - $15 Pre-registered, or $20 walk-in/not registered 

Students - $10

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Vegetarian Puff Pastry
Chicken Piccatta
Roast Beef

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Special Information:  All sustaining members can reserve a table to display company literature etc. at no charge.  Call Warren Haws (216-382-8628) to reserve a table.