West Berlin, NJ (June 2012) – Thwing-Albert Instrument Company has been a family owned business for more than 100 years. The fifth generation family member is now working to learn the business from the inside out starting with manufacturing his first universal testing machine, a QC-3A.

Dr. Thwing founded the Company in 1899. Mr. Edward J. Albert, who the EJA Vantage Series tensile tester is named after today, worked to make the company an established source for testing labs and R&D facilities globally.  Andrew Raab is the fifth generation of the Albert family to work at Thwing-Albert. Andrew's first tensile tester His Father, Scott, reflects on this historic moment for the company recalling, "Watching my son and his enthusiasm to learn as-well-as choose to be part of the Thwing-Albert family is quite surreal for me. I know Andrew's capacity to improve on situations and his passions...all of this plus a genuine heart will lead us far into the future. As I witness these moments, I cannot help but think of my grandmother and feel this would be one of her proudest moments."

First Tensile Tester (QC-3A)As the great grandson of Mrs. Annette Albert Albeck, company president from 1975 until 1998, Andrew brings a new energy to the company. He will be spending his summer break working on the production floor to get a Thwing-Albert education in quality.  Andrew is excited about the opportunity noting, "I spent a lot of time at Thwing-Albert growing up. I’ve pictured a lot of things in my mind since then. None of them prepared me for how excited I am to learn every day and have the opportunity to work with a lot of really good people."

The Thwing-Albert name continues to be recognized for quality and precision throughout the materials testing industry. Today the Raab Family is leading Thwing-Albert into the future by overseeing the introduction of new products and improving on the proven testing machines that have been the staples of the company for decades.

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