Brandon Bendele from our San Antonio office was recently featured in the Industry Folks section of Construction News. Brandon joined Braun Intertec last October and currently works as the Texas regional manager for the building sciences group. Read the full profile here.
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Computed Radiography vs. Traditional Film Radiography Webinar: Is Your Operation Ready to Transition?
Do you know if Computed Radiography is right for your operation? With the right set of tools and knowledge, the transition from traditional film to digital is more straightforward than you’d think. With computed radiography rising in popularity, fabricators, constructors, foundries, and manufacturers are learning the value of qualified NDT technicians to implement the cost-saving computed radiography processes. Watch the recorded version of the webinar as our NDT experts, Ken LeBlanc and Wesley Soape from the La Porte, Texas Braun Intertec office, dive into the benefits of computed radiography. Learn more about: The difference between traditional film radiography and computed...
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