Thanks for the opportunity to tell you about our business. I started the company as a radon laboratory that provided radon test results to homeowners, commercial home inspectors and government agencies. Located in Denver at the time, ASI became the largest radon analysis company in the Western US. After some thought, I did not believe in the long term survivability of this type of work so I began procuring equipment that allowed us to begin repairing scintillation detectors. In 1990 we began providing a service to repair defective scintillation detectors.
Now, we are the second largest supplier of NaI(Tl) scintillation detectors in the world. We are an American-owned company. My personal experience with the technology is now over 40 years. There are many suppliers of scintillation detectors around the world; however there are only two manufacturers that perform all of the process steps from start to completion. These steps include: purifying the starting material, growing the material, design and build the detectors and test them for quality assurance. Proudly, we are one of these two companies! We are located in Grand Junction, Colorado.
I am grateful to all of the people that have made this business a success for over 30 years. Anyone that has been in business as long as we have, knows that there challenges need to be met daily. I believe that we have met these challenges successfully. Our longevity proves that out.
There are many that have gone before us that have advanced the technology. That includes past employees at ASI. They deserve a lot of credit. I also understand that the accomplishments that we have achieved are all related to how our team interacts with people: the employees within our company, our customers and our suppliers. We are working diligently to continue the advancement of the technology. We hope that you, the customer, has observed this in how the quality and performance of our detectors has improved over the years that we have been in business. We anticipate that you will see more improvements in the near future and we are excited that we will be able to share these new developments.
Our technology provides many fascinating scientific challenges that arise in the day-to-day operations and in researching and advancing our manufacturing process. Our technology tests our understanding of many different scientific disciplines. They include: nuclear physics, optics, E&M, chemistry, thermodynamics, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, solid-state physics, analytical math, statistics, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, chemical engineering and computing. Our understanding and depth of knowledge of these academic fields is a measure of our achievement.
Being challenged by all of these scientific and engineering disciplines is part of what makes our work so interesting. The second part that continues to make our work so exciting are the many diverse applications that our customers have found to use our technology. We look forward to your call so that I can tell you more about our capabilities and we can work together to make our products work successfully for you.
Ex Luce Lucellum,
Frank Wilkinson III