PITTSBUGTH — KTA-Tator Inc. (KTA) opened its new corporate headquarters and laboratories in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 11, 2021. The facility is located at 145 Enterprise Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The two-story, 48,000-square-foot facility is located on 18 acres of land, of which approximately nine acres were developed for the building, providing room for future growth.
The new facility houses nine laboratories occupying a cumulative 7,000 square feet, including Corrosion Testing, Accelerated Weathering, Abrasive Testing, Physical Properties Testing, Concrete Testing, Coating Application, Paint Testing, Electrochemical/Wet Chemistry, and Analytical/Forensic, with viewing windows into each lab from the main corridor. The building also houses a 3,300-square-foot Instrument Sales & Service Department that inventories equipment from over 60 manufacturers, a climate-controlled calibration and repair laboratory, and a unique showroom area featuring new product displays and an instrument use video screen that provides a micro-learning environment while customers are waiting.
Other features include a 1,400-square-foot training facility, and a recording studio for podcast and webinar broadcasting as well as video production. Access to natural daylight for all employees was a key factor in the design of the building and the layout of the office space and laboratories.
An exposed ceiling architecture was selected to provide a more open feel, except in climate-controlled laboratories, offices, conference/training rooms and huddle rooms. The facility features a fitness center, private hair salon, and wellness/lactation suite for employees. Other features include touchless entry doors, touchless restroom doors and facilities, workstations and offices that facilitate distancing and screening, an HVAC system that ensures indoor air quality, and electric vehicle charging station.