Source:  Knoxville News Sentinel | March 7, 2017

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Nuclear technology consulting firm Analysis and Measurement Services Corp. is expanding its Knoxville headquarters campus, the company announced Tuesday.

It will add 15,000 square feet of office and lab space, a $5 million project that will include housing a $1 million electromagnetic compatibility chamber, according to a news release from Dan Forrest-Bank of AMS.

The expansion means AMS will hire 30 new engineers and support staff over the next two years.

“We are extremely excited about these new changes,” AMS president and owner Hash Hashemian said in the news release. “This expansion of our EMC and cable testing services allows us to support the existing U.S. fleet of 100 reactors. In doing so, AMS has positioned itself as a global market leader in testing the control systems of nuclear power plants.”

Established in 1977, AMS has representatives in a half-dozen countries, including in almost all U.S. nuclear power plants, according to the company. Its Knoxville headquarters has more than 100,000 square feet of office, laboratory and expansion space. The company’s first major expansion, finished in 2012, added 12,000 square feet, Forrest-Bank said in the news release. Ten engineers and support personnel have been hired since the start of 2017.