Ecore announced that acoustic engineer Mike Raley has received Board Certification in Noise Engineering from the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the United States. INCE-USA Board Certification is the highest level of certification acoustical engineers in the U.S. can receive, and there are currently less than 200 people with this distinction.

“We are thrilled Mike received such a prestigious honor in his field,” said Art Dodge, CEO and president of Ecore. “Having an employee that is INCE-USA Board Certified demonstrates Ecore’s serious commitment to acoustics at a high technical level. Mike is part of an expert team of professionals at Ecore who are deeply committed to solving customer’s noise issues every day.”

With its products, Ecore aims to address acoustical concerns like sound transmission and interior room acoustics while providing surfaces with an attractive finish. Ecore flooring features underlayments and floor coverings to reduce the impact of sound in any interior setting. Ecore tests all flooring products to ensure they have the lowest possible acoustical properties, using Impact Insulation Class (IIC), Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) ratings, according to the company.

In order to qualify for INCE-USA certification, applicants must meet education requirements, have a certain number of years of experience in acoustics, and have five professional reference letters submitted on their behalf prior to taking the exam. Three INCE-USA board-certified engineers then review all exams and decide upon the final grade for each candidate.

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