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What is NSCA Technologies?

NSCA Technologies & Tra-Cal Lab have been serving the electronics, manufacturing, and telecom industries since 1988, consistently achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction by providing quality test and measurement equipment and services. NSCA Technologies & Tra-Cal Lab are Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). We provide new and reconditioned precision test and measurement equipment and provide calibration and repair services. NSCA sells, rents, leases, and sources test equipment. Tra-Cal calibrates and repairs test and metrology equipment.

How was NSCA Technologies started?

Neal S. Chaikin joined the Air Force as a teenager in 1954. During his years working in the military electronics department where he taught electronics, he learned the importance of accuracy and dependability. After he was honorably discharged from the Air Force, Neal continued his education and earned his degree in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University in 1964. In his career, he applied his knowledge of electronics and electrical engineering to projects for NASA (Apollo Program), IBM (Trident Submarine Program), and Atomic Energy Commission (now the Department of Energy). In his position just prior NSCA, Neal was responsible for reviewing all test equipment licenses for the purpose of exporting for Department of Commerce. At the Department of Commerce, Neal worked as a co-writer with the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP), a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) program which provides an unbiased third-party test and evaluation program to accredit laboratories to the ISO 17025 standard. After his successful career in the military and the federal government, Neal decided he wanted to help other businesses by providing international exporting test and measurement equipment consulting services.

In 1988, Neal S. Chaikin founded Neal S. Chaikin and Associates to provide consulting services on exporting test and measurement equipment. In 1998, when the company changed to selling and renting test and measurement equipment, the company name was changed to NSCA. NSCA and Tra-Cal are service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) that provide support to domestic and international companies and government organizations by selling and renting test and measurement equipment and services. In 1993, Todd Chaikin joined the company as the General Manager. Todd earned his MBA in Information Systems and Telecommunications for the John Hopkins University in 1996.

What is Tra-Cal Lab?

Tra-Cal Lab was created because we noticed a deficit in the industry for quality calibrations and consistent repairs. In 2000, Tra-Cal (short for traceable calibration) was created to fill this void. Tra-Cal offers ISO/IEC 10725:2017, ANSI Z540-1, and ANSI Z540.3 accredited laboratory services including: NIST-traceable calibrations and dependable equipment repairs. We repair down to the component level.

What does SDVOSB mean?

SDVOSB, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, is a United States government set aside that contracts benefits for companies with this designation.

Where are we located?

We are conveniently located in the Montgomery County Airpark Technical/Industrial complex in Gaithersburg, Maryland (Headquarters and home of NIST), close to both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.

What are NSCA’s NAICS codes?

NSCA’s main NAICs include:

334118 Computer Terminal and Other Computer Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
334515 Instrument Manufacturing for Measuring and Testing Electricity and Electrical Signals
541380 Testing Laboratories
811219 Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
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