STR Opens Testing Laboratory In India

Specialized Technology Resources Inc. (STR), Enfield, Conn., a consumer product testing and quality
assurance services provider with laboratories and inspectors/auditors in more than 70 countries,
has opened a 16,500-square-foot testing laboratory in Manesar, India, near New Delhi. The new
laboratory, representing a $2 million investment, provides testing and quality assurance services —
including aging, chemical analysis, colorfastness, construction, dimensional stability, fiber
content, flammability, performance and strength — to determine product compliance with major US,
European and international standards. Sectors served include apparel, textile and leather product
manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers.

As STR’s regional headquarters for the Indian subcontinent, the new facility oversees staff
in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well as in India; offers a 48-hour turnaround on
laboratory sample testing; and provides free sample collection services throughout India.

“We are very excited to be opening a full-service laboratory in India,” said Varchala Abrol,
general manager of the company’s India operations. “Many companies are expanding their operations
in India, and we can now offer clients more services, more resources and more on-the-ground access
where and when they need it. Our clients expect us to be on the cutting edge of every technological
development in the industry, and our new facilities will help us to continue to meet their high

March 25, 2008