UL

UL

Northbrook, IL, United States
Northbrook United States
Employees:
169,000
Market Cap:
$122.8 billion
Net Income:
$2.87 billion
UL
Northbrook, IL, United States
Northbrook United States
Employees:
169,000
Market Cap:
$122.8 billion
Net Income:
$2.87 billion

Jul 21, 3:11 PM

""I was the first person in my family to go to college. I wanted an education, and the only way to pay for it was to join the Army. I never thought I''d serve. But, before even completing my freshman year, I was called to active duty for 18 months. I never thought I''d serve again. But, I was called back for a second tour right after college. This time, I didn''t want to install radios I asked for a transfer to Army Ranger School. I guess I was good. I ended up in Sniper School and Airborne School. I fell in love with the Army. After my service, I wanted to use those skills. Today, I run a ballistics lab to help ensure protective products work like youd expect. I''ve tested glass, nuclear power plant doors, body armor, etc. to help ensure they''re bullet-proof. Every project presents a potential problem that I get to solve. I love that no two days are ever the same."" #IamUL

Jul 20, 10:30 AM

My father was a firefighter and my grandfather was a fire chief for more than 27 years. Fire was in my blood, so I joined the fire service the day I turned 16. In those days, our training was mostly stories passed down through generations, like the stories I heard growing up from my father and grandfather. I started to notice most firefighting best practices came through experience. We didn''t scientifically understand how different tactics changed fire flow path. We didn''t have the research to understand why a fire in a burning building reacted a certain way. And, worst of all, we were probably losing firefighters'' and victims'' lives because of it. I''d like to think I''m helping the fire service save those lives. My team and I burn buildings to better develop firefighting techniques and then train the fire service on how to incorporate those best practices. Through years of research and data analysis, we''re helping protect the fire service and fire victims''. #IamUL #firefightersafety

Jul 18, 10:05 AM

You probably don''t want to keep up with the Jones'' when their house catches fire. But, on a windy day, burning ash may find its way onto your roof. Bad news: most major fires, like the Great Chicago and Boston fires started this way. Luckily, most roofing shingles are actually designed to be the first line of defense. We test to help ensure your shingles can withstand 90 minutes of fire before flames penetrate the attic. In this test, we place a burning wood block on a roof. To simulate a real-world environment, we turn-up the wind machine to 12 mph (Windy City status). If the flames burn through the roof after 90 minutes, you won''t find those shingles on store shelves. #insidethelab #shingles

Jul 17, 4:25 PM

Warehouse workers may handle 1,000s of cleaning products, aerosol cans and plastics in a day. Quiz time: what do all those products have in common? Theyre flammable. If a fire broke out in that warehouse, those products are a little more fire-friendly than we''d like. To keep warehouse workers and visitors safe, we test sprinkler configurations to help ensure they are able to quickly put out a fire (even when the warehouse is full of the really flammable stuff). The pictures above show a commodity test. This test burns 1,000s of plastic cups, one of the most ignitable fuel sources, to see how sprinklers react in an emergency. If the sprinklers put out the fire, the configurations can be installed in warehouses across the world. #insidethelab

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