Give a warm welcome to our newest members: Alfred H Knight and Andrew S. McCreath & Son, Inc. – we appreciate you being a part of Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Council!

 

Alfred H Knight has been at the forefront of the metals, minerals and solid fuels industry for over 135 years, offering professional and reliable services in inspection, analysis and technical consultancy.  Whether you need our services at a mine site, receiving works or at crucial points in the logistics chain – we are here to help.

Through Alfred H Knights whole owned subsidiary, Knight Energy Services (KES), we are a leading provider of inspection and testing services for the global coal, coke and biomass industry.  As a group, we are committed to Total Quality Management and as a result, we have achieved Third Party UKAS accreditation for several of our group companies, for coal, coke and petroleum coke analysis.

Alfred H Knights US Gulf Coast operation is positioned in Gonzales, Louisiana which allows AHK to provide Inspection / Sampling / Analytical services to customers who utilize the US Gulf Coast for cargo shipments through New Orleans and Texas as well as the Exports Terminals positioned along the US East and West Coast shipping corridors.

Alfred H Knight has been at the forefront of the metals, minerals and solid fuels industry for over 135 years, offering professional and reliable services in inspection, analysis and technical consultancy.  Whether you need our services at a mine site, receiving works or at crucial points in the logistics chain – we are here to help.

Our sustained growth is due to our continued investment in our personnel and facilities, including the latest advancements in laboratory technology and instrumentation. Consequently, we are a market leading provider of inspection and analysis services, with offices and laboratories in over 35 countries throughout the Americas, Asia, Asia Pacific, Africa and Europe.

We maintain rigorous quality standards to ensure that all our operations provide the highest level of service to our clients. We achieve this through compliance with industry standards and regulations, including ISO 17020 Accredited by IAS AA 769 / ISO/IEC, 17025:2005 Accredited by IAS TL 608 and ISO 9001:2008.

John McIndoe – Operations Manager
Office Phone – 225-644-9245 / Cell Phone – 864-237-4966
Email – john.mcindoe@ahkgroup.com / Email2 – biomassops@ahkgroup.com
Second email:  Gonzales Operations gzops@ahkgroup.com

Charles (Chuck) Sanford – Development Manager
Office Phone – 225-644-9245 / Cell Phone – 867-978-3757
Email – charles.sanford@ahkgroup.com

 

Andrew S. McCreath & Son, Inc. traces its roots back to 1877.  McCreath was an important, yet little known, figure of the industrial revolution and did business with many giants of the time including Andrew Carnegie, Henry Frick and Thomas Edison.  Edison was quoted as saying that McCreath was the “umpire of the steel industry.”

Today, Andrew S. McCreath & Son, Inc continues its excellent reputation in the field of chemical analysis of ores, alloys, scrap, coal and coke.  Our laboratories are accredited to ISO 17025 and employ the latest technologies.   To support the laboratory functions, the company maintains sampling crews in five states in the continental US.  We have permanent sampling operations in Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Ghent (KY) and New Orleans.  Our sampling crews are well versed in material identification, surveying and sampling techniques.  We employ mobile crushing equipment so our staff can prepare the sample on site and return extra material right to the pile.  For the preparation of scrap samples, we will melt the material into a homogenous sample by use of an induction furnace.

We pride ourselves on our integrity, technical expertise and providing a value added service to our customers.