Inside UL's New Combustion Performance Testing Facility

Newton, Iowa lab designed to provide broad range of appliance testing services

Nov 19, 2015, 11:56 ET from UL

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science organization, today announced the official opening of the newest UL combustion performance testing facility for appliances and equipment in Newton, IA. This laboratory complements UL's existing service portfolio with a custom-designed energy efficiency and performance testing facility.

"This new facility, designed with the manufacturer needs in mind, demonstrates UL's commitment to supporting innovation in all sectors of the combustion appliance market," explained Travis Hardin, business development manager & principal engineer, UL. "In complementing our existing safety testing and certification capabilities, we're able to offer manufacturers a complete solution for their testing needs."

UL offers a broad range of product engineering solutions to support the industry. Services offered at the Newton, IA facility include: 

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Engineering Advisory
  • Performance Engineering
  • Prototyping
  • Reliability Engineering

This is the first of two new combustion testing facilities in the North American market (a second laboratory has also been opened in Toronto, Canada). To learn more about the new Newton, IA laboratory's capabilities, or to request a tour, please contact or visit

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