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Updated Capabilities

We are frequently adding and updating our facility with equipment, capabilities and personnel. All of this in an effort to better support our customers and their needs.  More detailed information can be found HERE and HERE

Not sure if we can help, contact us HERE for more information.  

Look What’s NEW at PES…

Here is the newest capital investment, Instron 5985 Test System.  This frame adds both capacity and redundancy to our Mechanical Lab.  It will allow us to maintain our trademark level of quick turnaround service as we continue our pursuit to meet the ever-changing needs of our growing customer base.

Please go to the contacts page of our website to see how we can help with your testing needs.


This year, ITA will host 2 separate events during the same week:  TITANIUM USA 2017 from October 8-October 11th and the new “International anTi Corrosion” conference which will be held all day on Wednesday, October 11th offering distinguished speakers from chemical processing and other industries using Titanium and other Corrosion Resistant Alloys.

Make your plans and visit PES at Booth #410.  Contact PES or click the link below for more details.



PES Sponsored Battle Bot Wins National Championship

As part of the National Robotics League (NRL) and Bots IQ programs, dozens of high schools in the Southwest PA region and hundreds of schools nationwide participate in a robotics battle competition that develops and showcases engineering and manufacturing skills at the high school level.  The NRL is a manufacturing workforce development program of the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA), where students design and build remote controlled robots (Bots) to face-off in a gladiator-style competition.  Through the manufacturing process of Bot building, students must design, build and operate their robotic creations.  Through their efforts, along with industry partnerships, students gain practical knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) – all essential skills for manufacturing.

PES was proud to be a sponsor of Hempfield High School’s Bots IQ Team this year, in the creation of their robot named “Eli”.  The Hempfield team and their robot had an excellent year, culminating in Grand Champion at the Southwest PA Bots IQ regional competition in April and National Grand Champion at the National Robotics League competition in May.  Hempfield has won the regional competition championship three years in a row and claimed their first national championship.  Many hours of hard work and dedication were invested by the students and their advisor/teacher Craig Siniawski.  Congratulations Hempfield on a successful season and good luck to the graduating students in their future endeavors.

Below are a few links about the competition.

Trib Live Bots IQ

Bots IQ Website

PES Hires QA Manager/Materials Engineer

PES is happy to introduce Ethan Miller as our new QA Manager & Materials Engineer.  Mr. Miller comes to us from Siemens Energy, and previously Firth Rixson Forgings.  He has a breadth of knowledge in NDT, Welding, and Metals Processing techniques, as well as Failure Analysis.

Mr. Miller will be in charge of all QA functions and responsibilities, and support both our Failure Analysis Group and Metallurgical Lab.  Mr. Miller looks “forward to working with the excellent team here, and to helping our customers solve the challenges they are presented with.”

Ethan earned both his B.S. and M.S. in Materials Engineering from the University of Florida. Feel free to contact Ethan via email ( or by calling PES (724-834-8848).



Meet PES’s 2017 Summer Interns

PES is excited to have (2) interns for the Summer of 2017.  We are happy to introduce them to you.

Sean Anderson just completed his Junior year at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa.  He is originally from Adah, Pa and will graduate in May, 2018 with a B.S. in Engineering Sciences.  He will be spending most of his time in the Mechanical Testing Lab.

Kaitlyn Fleury just completed her Sophomore year at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa.  Originally from Murrysville, Pa, she will graduate in May, 2019 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Her time this summer will be spent in the Chemistry and Corrosion Labs.

Complimentary Pass to RAPID Event in Pittsburgh, Pa

Please use the link below to obtain your complimentary pass to the RAPID+tct Event running May 8-11, 2017 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Pittsburgh, Pa).  This pass will allow entrance to the Exhibitor Hall along with the other items listed below.  More details are included through the link.  Please stop and see PES at Booth 712.

  • 250+ Interactive Exhibits
  • RAPID + TCT Kick-Off
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Show Floor Networking Reception
  • Tech Briefings and Show Floor Theater Presentations 

PES’s Complimentary RAPID Pass