With heavy hearts, we say “Happy Retirement” to Leslie Benner as she heads back to her home in New Orleans to spend her days with her family and especially her new grandson! We celebrated together on the Queen Mary on December 2nd with brunch, live jazz music, laughter, and a few tears. Leslie joined us 10 years ago with no knowledge of NDT, but her strong work ethic and attention to detail brought the skill set Met-LChek needed to succeed in customer service and support. She will be missed not only for her hard work but as a warm and caring co-worker.Leslie’s approach to customer service will be continued by her understudy Lisa Zugarazo and our newest hire Jacqueline Vivanco.
Thank you Leslie, you will be missed.
Met-L-Chek Company has from its beginning in 1952, been a major proponent of education in the field of penetrant inspection. Met-L-Chek has
supported schools with sample materials and training guides, participated in ASNT, ASTM, and SAE Committe K specification development, technical editorial support for ASNT ME publications as well as the classroom training guides for penetrant inspection.
During the Houston ASNT conference Met-L-Chek had the opportunity to share interesting insights of penetrant inspection with several high school STEM groups. They were fascinated with the glowing glass ball at the exhibit booth, and could not grasp how the penetrant moved through the cracks to the center of the ball. There are some level 3’s with the same dilemma. If you are a teacher and would like samples of penetrant materials for your training purposes just send us an email or call.
There have been a lot of changes over the last year and one project was updating our web page. We took a different approach to the site – rather than just introduce our products, we made a short animated video on liquid penetrant and magnetic particle inspection. The Penetrant Professor explains the basics of the methods with a step by step approach on how to use our materials. You can find the video on Met-L-Chek.com or on YouTube under “How to Find Cracks“