Retlif Testing Laboratories Marks 35th Anniversary

Retlif Testing Laboratories is celebrating its 35th year of operations. President Walter Poggi announced the anniversary with a series of planned events and pledged to uphold the personal service that has been the hallmark of the organization since its inception.

Retlif has a long history of EMC/EMI testing in all facets of the rail and transit industry for full locomotives, track circuits, signaling and onboard electronics.

The company also provides a broad range of environmental simulation services (ESS) such as shock and vibration, snow and icing, temperature, temperature cycling, humidity, salt fog, sand and dust, as well as acoustic noise testing.

Retlif recently was contracted to perform urban mass transit authority compliance testing on the Motive Power HSP-46 locomotive being provided to the MBTA. Initial testing will be performed at the TTCI test track in Pueblo, Colo.

Retlif is also pleased to announce that it has entered into a representation and consulting relationship with Ken Bauer, principal of Kenneth Bauer Associates. Bauer has lengthy experience in the rail and transit industry, which includes his tenure as president of the Long Island Rail Road. Poggi commented, “Ken will assist Retlif in strategic planning for the rail and transit industry sector and provide representation with key agencies and customers.”

Retlif’s recent expansion and its 35-year history of rail success stems from continual investment in leading-edge equipment and technologies, as well as ongoing education and training of talented engineers and technicians.  Poggi added, “The Retlif mission has different goals from most other EMC and Environmental laboratories. We’re as much focused on the results of our testing, such as product approvals and expanding marketplaces for our rail clients, as we are on the testing itself.”