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Southern Research Opens Huntsville Engineering Office

August 12, 2010

Birmingham/Huntsville, Ala. – Southern Research Institute, a not-for-profit scientific research organization based in Birmingham, today announced the opening of its new office at 4910 Corporate Drive in Huntsville, Ala. The Huntsville office will support Dept. of Defense and NASA programs, and serve as a center for business development activities in the Huntsville market.

“Southern Research engineers have supported defense and space flight programs in Huntsville for decades,” said Michael D. Johns, vice president of Engineering at Southern Research. “Huntsville continues to be an important market for us, so we wanted to be closer to our customers and partners.”

Southern Research engineers are widely recognized for a variety of disciplines including materials characterization in extreme environments, image processing and analysis, nondestructive characterization and metrology, and design and development of stabilized platforms for ground and air-based systems. These extreme environments range from cryogenic temperatures to more than 5,000° Farenheit. Southern Research is also known for developing unique video tracking instrumentation for military and commercial applications, and can design and build special airborne instrumentation systems and precision stabilized platforms for a wide variety of applications. Our Engineering Division has supported both NASA at Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Army at Redstone for more than 40 years. The Engineering Division is ISO 9001 registered.

About Southern Research Institute

Southern Research Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 scientific research organization founded in 1941 that conducts advanced engineering research in materials, systems development, environment and energy, and preclinical drug discovery and development. More than 550 scientific and engineering team members support clients and partners in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, defense, aerospace, environmental and energy industries. Southern Research is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., with facilities in Wilsonville, Ala., Anniston, Ala., Frederick, Md., and Durham, NC and offices in Huntsville, Ala., New Orleans, La., Washington, DC and Kiev, Ukraine. For more information see

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