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Standards Testing Laboratories Inc. (STL) says it has increased its ability to perform Belgian Block Testing, a specification mandated by original equipment manufacturers.

STL upgraded in order to meet "the increasingly demanding needs of the industry," say STL officials. The Massillon, Ohio-based lab "regularly measures the resilience of wheels, wheel covers, wheel weights, valve stems, wheel rings and hub caps. Severe tire durability also can be measured with this equipment."

STL Vice President of Technical Marketing and Sales Cheryl Schnuth says Belgian Block Testiing can simulate the effects of hitting potholes or driving over railroad tracks.

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