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Contract Testing Opens New Sensory Testing Facility in Grand Rapids

Brampton, ON October 11, 2015 Contract Testing Inc. (CTI), North America’s leading product research and sensory testing company, announced the opening of a new location in Grand Rapids, Michigan today. Operating in Grand Rapids since 2003, CTI continues to grow its database of consumer testing participants, leveraging the diverse population. This allows CTI to tailor recruitment of consumer testers to a client’s specific needs. CTI’s clear, accurate and actionable results, makes a significant impact on how products will succeed in the current marketplace as evidenced by the fact that more than half the top 10 food, beverage and QSR leaders choose Contract Testing Inc. for sensory and consumer product research.
About the New Facility
CTI’s new Grand Rapids facility is located on the booming 28th Street SE business corridor – just minutes from numerous dining and shopping venues; it is also twelve minutes from Gerald R. Ford International Airport, where eight airlines provide 120 flights daily, including non-stop travel to 15 U.S. airports. This provides a tester-friendly environment for consumer participants.
The facility includes two testing areas with computerized testing stations for 44 participants and a focus group suite with an eight seat viewing room for clients. The large kitchen includes ample counter space, secure dry storage, double door 49 cu. ft. fridge and freezer and flexible electrical for six ovens, ten microwaves and retail food service equipment.
Why Grand Rapids?
Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan and is one of the 20 strongest-performing American metropolitan areas according to The Brookings Institute. It is the fastest growing region in the upper Midwest, outpacing peer communities in both job creation and wealth creation. Grand Rapids truly reflects Middle America both economically and demographically.
About Contract Testing
Since 1985, CTI has fine-tuned its protocols for conducting meaningful product research. Contract Testing Inc. has grown—and retained—a client list of the most successful food, beverage and QSR brands. CTI’s depth of consultation ensures that custom test designs meet each clients unique needs. CTI clients return year after year because the team is responsive, flexible and accountable. They proactively anticipate client needs with speed and accuracy, free of bureaucracy. The team of people at CTI is the secret ingredient for their success and the recipe for success of any food or beverage product that uses their testing services.
CTI is proudly celebrating its 30th year. Launching this new location reflects another important milestone for the company as it continues to grow its North American sensory testing and consumer product research offering.
For further information, including media inquiries, contact: Michael Capp, Director, (905) 456-0783 ext. 242, or michael.capp@contracttesting.com