Ledwell earned certificates of authorization from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for the use of the ‘U’ stamp and the National Board (NB) ‘R’ symbol stamp. The ASME ‘U’ Stamp is for the manufacture of Pressure Vessels as per ASME-BPV Code section – VIII Div. I. The National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) ‘R’ stamp grants authorization to make repairs and/ or alterations to existing pressure vessels.
“These certifications will allow us to expand our product offerings into the growing vacuum truck market,” said Gary Gathright, Ledwell’s design certifying engineer. “Our customers expect us to keep pace with their needs and exceed their expectations.” Mr. Gathright explained that these certifications involve not only quality assurance program improvements and facility upgrades, but also personnel qualifications and employee training advancements. “The products we fabricate, from pressure vessels to utility trailers, represent our employee’s commitment to quality and our desire to provide the best equipment in the market,” continued Mr. Gathright.