MCAL Partners

The Materials Characterization and Analysis Laboratory (MCAL) at CNSE engages in research with companies and organizations. MCAL utilizes its robust instrumentation suite to help assist researchers in meeting their project goals. MCAL Research Partners include:


AGVISE Laboratories
Founded in 1976, AGVISE Laboratories provides a complete line of agricultural testing services and technical support to clients in the U.S. and Canada. With laboratories in Northwood, N.D., and Benson, Minn., AGVISE is a leader in the area of soil, plant, and water analysis. Customers include industry and government researchers, crop consultants, fertilizer retailers and crop producers. AGVISE is also one of only a handful of laboratories offering GLP soil and water characterization in compliance with EPA 40 CFR Part 160 to companies involved in pesticide registration.


Alien Technology
Alien Technology is a leading provider of UHF RFID products and services, including RFID ICs, inlays, readers, and education. Alien is headquartered in Morgan Hill, Calif., with Alien Technology Asia in South Korea, its subsidiary Quatrotec located in South San Francisco, Calif., and the RFID Solutions Center located in the Dayton, Ohio region. Alien also maintains sales offices in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia.


American Crystal Sugar Company
American Crystal Sugar Company is a world-class agricultural cooperative specializing in the production of sugar and related agri-products. As the largest beet sugar producer in the U.S., the company produces about 18 percent of America's finest quality sugar. American Crystal operates sugar factories in Crookston, East Grand Forks, and Moorhead, Minn.; Drayton and Hillsboro, N. D.; and in Sidney, Mont., under the name Sidney Sugars Incorporated. The company's technical services center and corporate headquarters are also located in Moorhead.


Bobcat Company
Bobcat Company is a leading provider of compact equipment for global construction, rental, landscaping, agriculture, grounds maintenance, government, utility, industrial and mining markets. We strive to empower our customers to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. We're North Dakota's largest manufacturer, with the most extensive compact equipment distribution network in the world. Bobcat Company is a business of Doosan Infracore International (a US-based subsidiary of Doosan Infracore).


Integrity Windows and Doors
Integrity Windows and Doors is the world's largest and most experienced manufacturer of windows and doors made with Ultrex:a state-of-the-art pultruded fiberglass material. Based in Fargo, N.D., Integrity offers a comprehensive line of window and door products that are Built to perform® and backed by first-class customer service.


Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors brings its Built Around You® philosophy to life with every customer and every solution. A premier manufacturer of made-to-order wood and clad wood windows and doors, Marvin offers the industry's most extensive selection of shapes, styles, sizes and options to fit the diverse needs of builders and match the personalities of homeowners. Marvin's tradition of delivering the finest craftsmanship in windows and doors began in Warroad, Minn., a small town just six miles from the Canadian border, where the privately-held, family-owned and operated company is still headquartered today.


OEM Worldwide
OEM Worldwide is a full-service electronics manufacturing services provider offering: design engineering, circuit board assembly, system assembly, fulfillment and logistical support to the medical, industrial and communications industries. OEM is ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2000 certified, FDA registered, and offers Class III medical in a lean sigma operation.


Phoenix International
Phoenix International, a John Deere company, specializes in design and manufacture of ruggedized electronics for original equipment manufacturers in industries that need their equipment, and the electronics in them, to function under harsh electrical and physical environmental conditions. With state-of-the-art design and manufacturing technologies, Phoenix International provides a wide range of robust products including engine, transmission, body, and electro-hydraulic controls; telematics; color, graphical, and touchscreen displays; gauge/switch panels; and custom sensors. The company also specializes in designing ruggedized electric drive controls from low-voltage, low-power ranges (2kW–10kW) up to heavy vehicle traction drives in high-voltage, high-power ranges (50 kW and above).

Reitz Consulting, Ltd.

Reitz Consulting, Ltd.
Reitz Consulting, Ltd. provides metallurgical, failure analysis, and expert witness services. This company has been in business since 2000. Dr. Reitz is the Owner/Principal and conducts all investigations, is a registered Professional Engineer, and adjunct Professor. Reitz Consulting, Ltd. specializes in metallurgical investigations to determine if failures and accidents were caused by abuse, use of wrong material, improper heat treatment, design errors, or other reasons. Engineering analyses, calculations, physical testing and technical literature reviews can be performed to characterize mechanical loading, performance, properties and understand the governing principles.

Technology Applications Group

Technology Applications Group
Technology Applications Group (TAG) , Grand Forks, N.D., is the inventor of the Tagnite Coating System, the most corrosion and abrasion resistant anodic coating available today for magnesium alloys. The Tagnite coating has unmatched abrasion resistance and unequaled coating uniformity and is an excellent base for paint. The Tagnite coating provides superior corrosion resistance for magnesium sand castings, die castings, extrusions and forgings. The coating has been used on a production basis in the aerospace industry for over a decade and the power tool industry for over fifteen years. Great aerospace companies demand the best. That's why Sikorsky Aircraft, Boeing Helicopter, Orenda Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney and others have chosen the Tagnite coating for their magnesium castings.


Tecton Products, LLC
Established in 1990, Tecton Products is the world leader in pultruded fiberglass products serving the fenestration, construction, refrigeration and agricultural industries. Tecton operates 24/7 at their manufacturing facilities in Fargo, North Dakota and Roanoke, Virginia. In-house Product Development and Research and Development teams provide complete OEM support as well as the resources to explore proprietary products.