National Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), the leader in qualification testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, is pleased to announce its donation of a high-tech wheelchair to the Wounded Warrior Regiment.
At a customer reception held in conjunction with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) trade show in Washington D.C., NTS donated a state-of-the-art Action TrackStander to the Wounded Warrior Regiment. The Action TrackStander is an all-terrain wheelchair that allows severely injured service members to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and fishing. “The generous donation from NTS provides added mobility in outdoor spaces to a soldier who lost one of his legs in Iraq,” said Willie Jordan, Program Manager at the Wounded Warrior Regiment. “The Action TrackStander allows him to stand upright or sit comfortably while traveling across rocky terrain,” continued Jordan.
The Wounded Warrior Regiment is a Marine Corps organization that is dedicated to helping injured Marines and Sailors return to pre-deployment lives. “We consider it the highest honor to donate a life-changing gift to the Wounded Warrior Regiment,” said Dave Mann, Senior Vice President of Operations at NTS. The recipient of the wheelchair is a former U.S. Marine Corps Corporal who lost his left leg, ruptured his eardrums, and suffered severe shrapnel wounds throughout his body.
NTS collaborated with Action TrackChair, the manufacturer of the Action TrackStander, to ensure the wheelchair operates effectively in electromagnetic environments. As the worldwide leader in qualification testing, NTS conducted EMC and EMI testing on the $15,000 wheelchair at one of its 27 North America labs. “As a longstanding member of the United States defense community, NTS is committed to supporting members of the armed forces, particularly veterans who faced the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country,” said Mann. “With more than 8,000 customers across the globe, we’re particularly proud of our relationship with the United States military and the defense community.”
About National Technical Systems
National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) is the leading provider of qualification testing, inspection, and certification services in North America, serving a broad range of industries, including the civil aviation, space, defense, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial, electronics, medical, and automotive end markets. Since 1961, NTS has built the broadest geographic presence in the United States, offering more than 70 distinct environmental simulation and materials testing categories, including climatic, structural, dynamics, fluid flow, EMI/EMC, lightning, product safety, acoustics, failure analysis, chemical, and other industry-specific tests. Operating through a network of more than 27 technologically advanced testing laboratories, this geographically diverse footprint puts NTS facilities in close proximity to its more than 4,000 clients, allowing NTS to serve the nation’s most innovative companies with industry-leading accessibility and responsiveness. NTS is accredited by numerous national and international organizations and operates its inspection division under the Unitek brand, providing a wide range of supply chain management services. NTS’ certification division, which operates under the NQA brand, is one of the largest and most respected global ISO registrars, with active certifications in more than 75 countries.