Wednesday, March 21, 2012

ECBC Engineering Test Division Showcases Test and Evaluation Capabilities at Marine West Expo

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center’s (ECBC) Engineering Test Division (ETD) recently participated in the Marine West Expo, held in Camp Pendleton, CA in early February. The expo is intended to provide active and retired Marines an opportunity to observe new gear and products, state-of-the-art technology, and a vast array of capabilities from organizations, like ECBC, that are directly connected with the Warfighter experience.
“The Camp Pendleton Expo was an excellent opportunity for the ECBC ETD to showcase the latest in test and evaluation of chemical detectors, chemical swatch materials, and filter testing provided by the Center,” ECBC Engineering Test Division Chief Eugene Vickers, said.
ECBC ETD exhibitors interacted with hundreds of active Marines and potential customers over the two-day event. Not only did ETD accomplish their goal of spreading engineering testing awareness, but they also created new relationships with both private and government organizations.
“Working with Marine West has given ECBC the networking mechanism and opportunity to plan for challenges of the 21st Century in the chemical and biological defense community,” Vickers said.
All six branches of the ECBC ETD were represented, with the Test, Reliability and Evaluation Branch; Protective Factor and Toxic Chambers Branch; and Permeation and Analytical Solutions Branch hosting representatives on-site at the expo.
“ECBC ETD was proud to be a part of a distinguished marketing event this year and looks forward to upcoming expos,” Vickers said.
Marine West is also affiliated with Marine South Expo, held at Camp Lejeune, NC and the Modern Day Marine Expo held at Quantico, VA later this year.

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