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News Release 8 March 2016

To all:

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of our dear friend and valued colleague Christina Mechalides.

Chris passed away with her family by her side at her home on Thursday February 25th after a 3 month illness. A private memorial service in her honor was held on Saturday March 5th. The service was well attended by many of Chris’ close friends and family.

Chris was the Director of Administration of INNOVATIVE since 1999. She was an exceptional member of our team and she will be greatly missed.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA

Dale Beaver, President

News Release 21 May 2012

New Turnkey Service for Nanotech Leak Testing Automation

Nanotechnology developers seeking to eliminate the risk of releasing defective new products with strict leak rate specifications incorporating nanotechnology to market can now rely on USON-Innovative Systems (UIS,, a newly created joint venture between USON's best-in-class leak testers and Innovative Products and Equipment's automation systems expertise.

New Turnkey Service for Nanotech Leak Testing Automation: Announced by USON Houston, TX | Posted on May 21st, 2012

UIS is a single source turnkey solution for semi-automated and fully automated leak testing applications.

Sophisticated automation systems such as state-of-the-art robotic part handling are tightly integrated with the USON leak detector best suited for a particular leak testing application challenge by the industry leading engineering talent comprising the UIS service.

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Dave Foran, President of USON comments, "UIS marries a deep bench of mechanical and control engineering talent from Innovative Products and Equipment with USON's unsurpassed leak testing applications engineering team. Our customers seeking to automate or semi-automate their NDT leak testing operations will be able to get a turnkey single source custom clean assembly design that is not only tuned to their leak detection needs but is also the most efficient production line design possible. This means lower costs, faster throughputs and faster time-to-market."

Dale Beaver, President of Innovative Products and Equipment (IPE), further explains, "UIS is an extension of a collaboration that began many years ago to develop elegant designs for production lines that include best-in-class USON leak detection equipment. There is very little in terms of leak testing production lines that we haven't encountered before. We bring a number of state-of-the-art automated assembly designs to give the customer a tried and true solution and when they have unique needs we have the team in place to create new solutions in rapid order."

In most cases, UIS will provide a detailed application quote within two weeks of request. UIS applications can be made by contacting JoePustka at or calling +281-671-2000

About USON
USON first developed high accuracy leak testing methods for NASA and for nearly half a century has been at the forefront of leak detection, leak testing, and non-destructive testing ---pioneering the development of automated leak detection equipment for the automotive, industrial, medical device and packaging industries. The recently unveiled USON Optima vT Leak and Flow Tester is the world’s most efficient leak test instrument for 8 concurrent leak tests to desired leak rate specifications. Headquartered in Houston, TX, the company has additional offices in Detroit, MI, the United Kingdom and China and sales partners around the world.

For more information about USON see

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