WASHINGTON — The American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL) announced the availability of a Laboratory Capability Referral Network. Nineteen of the top independent automotive laboratories throughout the United States have collaborated on a detailed reference document outlining their specialized capabilities.

The participating member laboratories have identified areas of expertise that include, but are not limited to, materials testing, nondestructive testing, engineering design and prototyping, failure analysis, safety testing, electrical and mechanical testing, environmental simulation, vehicle testing, and accreditation.

The Laboratory Capability Referral Network is available at ACIL’s Web site, www.acil.org. For more information, contact Mary Jo DiBernardo at 202-887-5872, or fax 202-887-0021.