National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTS) is an independent provider of testing and certification services (T&C) in the United States. NTS serves clients in the aerospace, defense, telecommunications, automotive, energy, consumer products, commercial and industrial products and medical markets. NTS operates through a network of 22 testing laboratories in the United States and three international cities, serving more than 4,000 clients. This geographically diverse footprint puts Company facilities in close proximity to its clients, making it convenient and accessible for clients. On November 8, 2012, the Company purchased the 49.9% minority interest, which it did not previously own of Unitek Technical Services, Inc., a consolidated subsidiary. On April 17, 2012, the Company acquired Garwood Laboratories, Inc., with testing facilities in Pico Rivera and San Clemente, CA. In November 2013, Aurora Capital Group acquired NTS.