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Reitz Consulting has changed address, has changed name, but has not changed quality of service.

Reitz Consulting has joined with Talbott Associates, Inc in Portland, Oregon and will relocate to the Talbott offices, effective 9/14/11. Dr. Reitz can be reached at (as of 9/14):

Talbott Associates
7 SE 97th Ave.
Portland, OR 97216
503 256 3852
701 367 2305 (cell)

Talbott Associates is a forensic engineering firm with Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Electrical, (and now Metallurgical) Engineers. The same level of service previously provided by Dr. Reitz will continue and will be enhanced by the existing engineering staff at Talbott Associates.

I will continue to accept new projects, but my equipment will not be available for use between now and 9/15/11.

Reitz Consulting specializes in Metallurgy, Metallurgical Testing and Failure Analysis. The company is based in Fargo, North Dakota to cost-effectively serve clients across the country and to keep overhead costs down.

Services include:

  • Corrosion Investigation
  • Engineering Training
  • Engineering - Forensics
  • Failure Analysis
  • Metallurgical Testing
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Metallurgical Evaluations
  • Problem Solving
  • Product Liability
  • Expert Witness
  • Non Destructive Testing

Reitz Consulting, Ltd. solves problems using metallurgical and mechanical engineering. Dr. Reitz worked as a Principal Engineer for 17 years in industry and continues to teach metallurgy / engineering courses at North Dakota State University.

The owner / principal is seasoned with experience from a varied background. The pertinent industrial experience included solving manufacturing and performance problems, performing failure analysis, participating on design teams and responsibility for material performance, examining microstructure and determining resulting affects on corrosion performance, and performing experiments characterizing materials at various process steps. A large portion of those years was interfacing with materials vendors, which developed communication skills. Teaching at the university and conducting short courses has brought the ability to relate difficult and complicated topics to the lay person in such a way that they can readily comprehend the subject.

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology – BS Nuclear Engineering
  • Georgia Institute of Technology – MS Metallurgy
  • Oregon State University – PhD Mechanical Engineering
  • American Society for Materials - ASM
  • American Welding Society - AWS
  • National Association of Corrosion Engineers - NACE
  • National Society of Professional Engineers - NSPE
  • The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society - TMS

Reitz Consulting, Ltd. specializes in metallurgical testing and 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.Please contact us to discover how your company can benefit from a materials expert.

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