Materials Testing Consultants (MTC)
Materials Testing Consultants, Inc. (MTC) is a multidisciplinary firm that specializes in geotechnical engineering, construction materials engineering and testing, and environmental consulting. MTC was founded in 1968 and has earned a reputation in engineering innovations that provide reliable and cost-effective solutions. We regularly team with municipalities, state agencies, architects, developers, and private clients by applying our skills and knowledge of the engineering challenges and solutions. We provide service from both our corporate offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan and our Southeast office in Ann Arbor, Michigan; our services cover the entire Great Lakes Region.
Founded by Raymond P. Elliott, P.E., in 1968. Materials Testing Consultants, Inc. (MTC) is a Michigan Corporation providing engineering, consulting and independent testing services. Specializing in construction materials testing, soil mechanics, and environmental matters. Our range of services cover the state of Michigan with our corporate office in Grand Rapids, a branch in Ann Arbor, and portable labs for remote locations.
We are affiliated with MATECO Drilling Company, located in Rockford, MI. MATECO is a geotechnical and environmental drilling contractor. Our combined abilities allow us to uniquely and productively manage projects with our in-house personnel, equipment, controlling the approach, cost, safety, and technical aspects of the engagements.
MTC Safety Is...
… a personal priority, a challenge for individuals to use their training to anticipate site conditions, assess site hazards, both evident and potential to determine safe work practices. Individuals are empowered to assess risks and to stop work to mitigate risks.
… our Managers responding to staff’s concerns and developing a safe plan to provide our services.
… integrated into our business model, is aligned with our quality standards and is written into our technical procedures. It is not a separate function or requirement; it’s how we provide professional testing services.
Our safety goals are accomplished through open communication, vast training and through experience gained by reviewing safety risks.
Key elements of our safety program are:
- New Hire Orientation and Safety Awareness Training
- Work Task Specific Training
- Pre-Project Safety Review
- Daily Site Hazard Assessments
- Weekly Managers Safety Update
- Weekly Departmental Safety Awareness Information
- Monthly Company-wide Safety Meetings
- Quarterly Committee and Leadership Team Meetings
- Near-miss, First-Aid Injury, Recordable Injury reporting and review
A Word From Our Corporate Safety Officer
“I feel personally responsible for creating the environment so that MTC staff can have what they need, both in equipment and knowledge to work safely. I will hear their words and respond to their requests.Our culture allows our most inexperienced staff to approach our most senior staff when they are working in an unsafe manner or are at risk of being injured. As a senior safety member, I want my coworkers to watch out for me. I want to go home to my family, just like I want them to go home to theirs.
It is great to work for a company where safety culture is the top priority. Supervisors genuinely care about your safety on the job and are always available to communicate when a problem arises.”
ASP, Corporate Safety Officer