After relocating our laboratories to a new space in Baie-d’Urfé, Micom is ready for the back-to-school, brimming with ideas and challenges. First of all, we express our gratitude to our clients from diverse industries. Your loyalty and specific requests continue to drive us to support your product development, qualifications, and quality control activities.
The rainy summer of 2023 did not dampen our determination to reduce our ecological footprint. Our new facility, with more space, allowed for the reconfiguration of our equipment to better manage the heat it generates. Instead of cooling 20 tons of heat through air conditioning, a 15,000-cfm air extraction/recirculation system maintains our operations within optimal operational ranges. We will reuse this heat during the winter months.
All our climatic chambers are now cooled by air or through closed-loop glycol cooling systems. The move has improved our employees’ comfort. Every member of our team now enjoys a personalized and air-conditioned workspace, perfect for innovation.
Montreal’s traffic presents constant challenges. Laboratory tests require direct interaction. Unfortunately, remote testing is not feasible. However, some support positions work remotely. Our new facility is just a six-minute walk from the Vaudreuil commuter train line and 0.8 kilometers from the Anse-à-l’Orme REM station, expected to open by the end of 2024.
While supporting local and national industry, we are proud that our move improves our employees’ quality of life and reduces our carbon footprint.
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My career has been focused on simulating real life in the lab under controlled yet accelerated conditions. My passion for lab testing lead me to start Micom Laboratories Inc. 16 years ago. Through time I made sure Micom has the necessary equipment to simulate various environmental parameters such as the sun, vibrations, heat, cold, thermal shocks and humidity. I wanted to be able to move things back and forth, apply stresses to the products and materials we test and see how they react to the various stimuli. To do so we test products and materials against known standards and specifications (certification) and in many cases by creating my own test protocols and specifications (this is the cherry on top of the sundae…). This is what led me to participate in many standards writing committees and to become chairman of some of these committees.