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National Technical Systems Announces Expansion, Enhancement of Rustburg, VA Facility

06:00 EDT Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Laboratory Dedicated to Comprehensive EMI/EMC Testing for Customers including U.S. Navy; Open House, Ribbon Cutting Festivities to Be Held May 3

CALABASAS, Calif. and RUSTBURG, Va., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National Technical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of testing and engineering services, announced today the recent expansion and enhancement of the EMI (electromagnetic interference) capabilities at its Rustburg, VA facility. To mark the opening of the newly enhanced, world-class testing facility and laboratory, NTS Rustburg will host celebratory ribbon cutting and open house events at the new site designated for EMI testing on May 3. U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt (R-VA) is expected to be in attendance.

"Our NTS Rustburg facility is a great example of our ongoing efforts to continuously upgrade our testing laboratories and engineering services capabilities to meet the evolving needs of all our customers," said Bill McGinnis, President and CEO of NTS. "The Rustburg facility, located close to Newport News, VA and Washington, D.C., is now specifically equipped to serve the U.S. Navy and all its needs and shipboard applications. Defense has traditionally been an important market for NTS and we are making every effort to continue to provide the best and most complete services for our military customers."

The expansion of the NTS Rustburg facility, which began last fall, was designed to make it a "one stop shop" for Navy testing. NTS built an entire new laboratory dedicated to EMI/EMC (electromagnetic interference / compatibility) testing to support a wide range of qualification standards.

NTS purchased the Rustburg facility, formerly known as Dynamic Testing Inc, in 2004.

The open house festivities begin at 9 a.m. and include tours, test demonstrations, lunch and presentations by senior NTS engineers. The new NTS Rustburg EMI facility is located at 4365 Sunnymeade Road, Rustburg, VA.

For more information on the event, contact Mike Poslusny @ 434-846-0244 (mike.poslusny@nts.com) or visit www.nts.com/rustburgopen.

About NTS Rustburg

NTS Rustburg, formerly Dynamic Testing (DTI), was established in 1983 to conduct underwater shock and vibration tests for mission-critical equipment installed on U.S. Navy combatants in accordance with MIL-S-901D and MIL-STD-167.  NTS has three Floating Shock Platforms for conducting heavyweight shock tests.  The complex includes engineering facilities, test laboratories, various shock and vibration machines, a fabrication and assembly complex, explosive magazines, instrumentation lab and staging area. The 36-acre quarry (1,800 feet long, 200 feet wide, and up to 130 feet deep) is serviced by a 75-ton, stiff-legged derrick with easy access on and off the barges from shore.

About National Technical Systems

National Technical Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of testing and engineering services to the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, automotive and high technology markets. Through a world-wide network of resources, NTS provides full product life-cycle support, offering world class design engineering, compliance, testing, certification, quality registration and program management. For additional information about NTS, visit our website at www.nts.com or call 800-270-2516.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release that relate to future plans, events or performance, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with uncertainties pertaining to customer orders, demand for services and products, development of markets for the companies' services and products and other risks identified in the companies' SEC filings. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The companies undertake no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding National Technical Systems' business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

Contact: Allen & Caron Inc    

   National Technical Systems

Jill Bertotti (investors)      

   Aaron Cohen (corporate)

jill@allencaron.com     

   aaron.cohen@nts.com 

Len Hall (media)         

   (818) 591-0776

len@allencaron.com    

   Derek Coppinger (technical)

(949) 474-4300        

   derek.coppinger@nts.com 

   (800) 270-2516

SOURCE National Technical Systems, Inc.




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