About CKC Laboratories, Inc.
Founded in 1973, CKC Laboratories offers premier EMC Testing and Design Consultation services. Our facilities employ a wide variety of leading edge test equipment and one of the broadest accreditation scopes in the industry. Our service oriented staff includes technically expert EMC engineers and technicians.
At CKC Laboratories, Inc, our ultimate goal is to establish long term, trust-based relationships with our clients. Our staff is passionate about providing clients with first-class EMC services. As such, we work tirelessly to gain lasting customer loyalty. The trust we establish with our clients is based on excellent service, technical proficiency and dedication to an accredited quality system. On every project, large or small, our knowledgeable, helpful and dedicated staff provides a level of technical expertise and caring customer service that is nearly impossible to find elsewhere. Further, CKC operates efficient, modern EMC test facilities equipped with the latest in test instrumentation, software automation and information technology. And, the report in our client’s hand at project completion is a worldwide marketing passport for his product. The test results from our ISO accredited facilities are recognized and accepted around the Globe.
CKC Laboratories, Inc, was founded by the late Chris Kendall and his wife MarDell Kendall in 1973. CKC’s success in all three aspects of EMC compliance (design, testing, and certification) has brought growth, stability and a reputation for EMC service excellence.
- CKC was one of the first U.S. firms to assist mainframe computer manufacturers in gaining VDE 0871 emissions compliance and ESD hardening for their products.
- CKC operated some of the first, West Coast, FCC listed, Open Area Test Sites (OATS). Our staff regularly operated test sites around the clock, assisting the information technology equipment industry in meeting the FCC requirements. Our leadership during the early days of FCC testing built our reputation as a “can-do” company.
- In the mid-1990’s, CKC was the first US-based laboratory to be accredited by a European evaluator to EN45001. Our DAR accreditation allowed us to be the first independent US laboratory to perform certification testing for transmitters entering the European market.
- Our ground-breaking experience in testing transmitters to European requirements enabled us to then be approved as one of the first US based notified bodies under the R&TTE directive in 2000.
The 1980’s and 1990’s brought substantial growth to CKC. New facilities were built in Northern California, Oregon and Washington State. The dawning of a new millennium also brought new opportunities for CKC to expand our capabilities. When the FCC privatized most of its certification duties in 2000, CKC was appointed as a Telecommunication Certification Body (TCB), approving product certifications on behalf of the FCC. Shortly thereafter, CKC was also designated as a Notified Body for Europe and as Conformity Body (CB) by Industry Canada. In 2006, CKC Certification Services, LLC was founded (as a wholly-owned subsidiary) to better communicate the services provided by our Certification division.
In 2004, an untimely death took Chris Kendall, CKC’s founder and President. Chris left us with a legacy of absolute dedication to meeting clients’ needs. The familiar scene of Chris working late, sleeves rolled-up, tackling a difficult problem is a service benchmark we measure ourselves against every day. Chris’ unwavering commitment to meet clients’ needs is perpetuated today by the leadership and staff of CKC Laboratories.
What truly sets CKC apart from other EMC laboratories? Our Principles. Our People. Our Facilities.
Our tireless dedication to meeting our clients’ needs is demonstrated most clearly by our actions. Since 2005, we have invested millions into testing capabilities required by our clients. Additionally, each year, CKC engineers go above and beyond what is asked of them by management, working thousands of hours, after hours, to assist our clients and meet marketing deadlines. Today’s CKC engineers are truly the protégés of Chris Kendall, each possessing a passionate dedication to solving EMC challenges and meeting our clients’ certification needs.