UL (UnderwritersLaboratories) has opened a new combustion performance testing facility for appliances and equipment in Newton (Iowa). This laboratory complements UL’s existing service portfolio with a custom-designed energy efficiency and performance testing facility. “This new facility, designed with the manufacturer needs in mind, demonstrates UL’s commitment to supporting innovation in all sectors of the combustion appliance market – explained Travis Hardin, business development manager & principal engineer, UL -. In complementing our existing safety testing and certification capabilities, we’re able to offer manufacturers a complete solution for their testing needs”. Services offered at the Newton facility include: energy efficiency, engineering advisory, performance engineering, prototyping, reliability engineering.