Entries by Qal-Tek Editors

Meet Our New Quality Assurance Manager

When quality is baked into your company name, it automatically becomes a high priority to deeply embed it into the company culture and job performance.  So when it came time to hire a new Quality Assurance Manager, we interviewed extensively before settling on KC Nii.  KC is a former INL Quality Assurance Engineer with a […]

Quinton Harris

Qal-Tek welcomes Quinton as the newest addition to our Radiation Safety Sales (RSS) team.  Quinton comes with prior sales experience plus rad tech and hazwoper certifications that are ideal for his role in selling Qal-Tek’s extensive radiological safety services and radiation source disposals.  Quinton has an abundance of enthusiasm, loves this line of work, and […]

Rob Ramsey

Qal-Tek welcomes Rob Ramsey as part of our sales team.  Rob will be taking over from Ron Young who recently retired.  Rob comes to us with many years of experience in the commercial construction market and is well- acquainted with nuclear density gauges and laboratory measurement & test equipment.  Rob is an Idaho native, married, […]

Ron Young Retirement

Qal-Tek gave Ron Young a royal retirement send-off on May 31st.  After 12 years with Qal-Tek, Ron decided it was time to enjoy his well-deserved golden years.  Ron was instrumental in selling Qal-Tek’s calibration services to the construction market and helped issue in many of the revolutionary changes Qal-Tek introduced.  He also served as the […]

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Phoenix Ace Rad

Qal-Tek has actively been demonstrating its new radiation sensing drone, the Phoenix Ace Rad over the past couple of months.  This unique drone is designed for inspecting emergency response sites to assess potentially dangerous conditions before sending in First Responders.  The Ace Rad is equipped with sensitive gamma detectors that provide high sensitivity to measure […]

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New OSCAR Trucks

Qal-Tek is looking forward to rolling out their new fleet of OSCAR trucks over the next month.  Our revolutionary mobile platform that delivers the 3-block, A2LA accredited calibrations for nuclear density/moisture gauges has been a great success.  We have put on  hundreds of thousands of miles on each truck and its time to retire and […]

Drone Demonstration Winner

We’d like to congratulate Tracy Calhoun, our lucky winner of the Qal-Tek Yeti Cooler!  Qal-Tek Associates performed a live demo of our new Phoenix Ace Rad UAV on Saturday June 17th at the IAFC Hazmat Conference in Baltimore.   The live demo was a lot of fun and gave our interested clients an opportunity to see […]

Qal-Tek Reports Great Growth in 2015

  Qal-Tek had a great year in 2015, showing its best year in its 18 year history. QTA ended the 2015 year with nearly 20% growth over 2014. Travis Snowder, President and CEO states, “This year is the combined results of our entire staff working towards a unified goal”. Qal-Tek showed marked growth in nearly […]

January is Radon Month

January is Radon Action Month by Jon Kelvey Contact Reporter-Carroll County Times January is Radon Action Month, as promoted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a campaign to encourage homeowners to take steps to ensure they are not being exposed to the radioactive gas, which can cause lung cancer. A test that is available at […]

Can we protect astronauts from radiation?

Can we protect astronauts from radiation? Magnetic force fields may be the secret to deep space exploration. Space travel comes with many risks, and as astronauts prepare for longer journeys deeper into our solar system, those risks will only grow. A European partnership seeks to mitigate one of the most harmful: cancer-causing radiation. The European […]

Atomic Bomb Measurement from Sea Turtle Shells

Atomic bomb radiation in sea turtles’ shells helps scientists figure out their age by Brett Smith The atomic bomb may be mankind’s worst-ever invention, but the instrument of destruction does have a tiny consolation for biologists: The bomb’s radiation offers is a trustworthy way to approximate the age, rate of growth, and reproductive maturity of […]

Message from the President

Dear Clients and Vendors, I wish to reach out to all of you in response to the numerous changes that have taken place at Qal-Tek Associates. These changes have positioned Qal-Tek to be a leader in the industries in which we provide service and support. We take great pride in our mission to provide revolutionary […]

Qal-Tek Under New Ownership

Back in March 2015, Travis Snowder, Qal-Tek’s Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, purchased Qal-Tek from the company founder Dale Snowder. This transaction had been discussed for several years as Dale was interested in retiring from the business. Dale was retained as a consultant and looking forward to a well deserved retirement when he unexpectedly […]

X-Rays may not cause cancer after-all

In recent years, there has been an overwhelming number of scientific studies claiming that, imaging techniques like X-rays and CT scans are carcinogenic. But such studies have serious flaws, including their reliance on an unproven statistical model, according to a recent research article co-written by Dr. James Welsh, a professor in the Department of Radiation […]