About KTA-Tator, Inc

KTA-Tator, Inc. (KTA) is an employee owned consulting engineering firm founded in 1949 specializing in protective coatings and linings.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, KTA provides coating consulting services including coatings failure analysis; laboratory testing; expert witness services; corrosion surveys and coating system evaluations; technical specification and contract document development; environmental, health, and safety consulting services; contract administration; fabrication inspection (coatings, steel, and concrete); in-process Quality Assurance (QA) observation of field surface preparation and coating application operations; training; and standards maintenance. Our services are featured on www.kta.com.

The company was founded as Kenneth Tator Associates, a sole proprietorship and operated from the Tator residence in Moon Township (a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). The core of the business was based on the KTA Test Panel (still sold today), invented by Mr. Tator for the comparative evaluation of coating system performance. In 1962, KTA launched an inspection instrument sales division through the distribution of two types of coating thickness gages. Today, KTA is a leading distributor of a full line of coatings inspection instruments, visual guides, test kits, publications and test panels sold on-line or by contacting our sales staff by telephone, fax or email.