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Our History


1978 - Alpha Resources® was founded in Xenia, Ohio with its first product: Reference Materials for the coal industry

1990 - Alpha glass and quartzware are introduced

1979 - Introduced ring and pin Certified Reference Materials

1991 - Alpha Resources® trademarks Alphasolve, our special CO2 absorber with high visual color change indicator

1980 - Alpha Resources® is relocated to Stevensville, Michigan in a 12,000 Sqft manufacturing facility

1992 - Facility is expanded to 41,000 Sqft, Alpha sample containment (capsules, cups) are introduced

1982 - Alpha Resources® introduced ceramic  and glass products for combustion analysis

1994 - Alpha manufactured graphite crucibles for ONH analysis are introduced

1985 - Added first international dealer

1997 - Facility is expanded to 55,000 Sqft

1986 - Alpha Certified Reference Materials for the petroleum industry are introduced

2002 - Alpha Resources® obtains ISO17025 for production of Certified Reference Materials

1989 - Alpha metallographic supplies are introduced; Alpha Resources® trademarks Alphacel, our specialty blend of tungsten designed for optimal combustion

2016 - Alpha Resources® obtains ISO17034 for production of Certified Reference Materials

1990 - Facility is expanded to 17,000 Sqft; Alpha Resources® trademarks Alcron, our specialty blended diamond polishing compounds for metallography

2017 - Alpha Resources® obtains ISO9001 for the design, development and manufacture of technical ceramics, technical graphite, scientific glass, chemical reagents and other related laboratory consumables and accessories for combustion analysis


Latest News

Alpha has successfully completed its ISO 17025 and 17034 certification assessments. This reaffirms Alpha's ongoing pursuit to provide high quality products that its customers can depend on to deliver consistent, reliable results. Please click here to view the new documents. 

Our technical team was approached by a Fortune 500 company to help them with a Loss on Ignition or LOI/residue reference standard for testing a proprietary material they produce. Their process used a Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA) and was modified to test their specific materials. Initially we were able to provide them with a reference standard that had somewhat similar properties for them to reference. The company’s product is highly proprietary and initially the customer was apprehensive about sharing further details with our team. Over time, as the customer became more familiar with Alpha Resources® and our personnel, their appreciation for our technical capabilities and confidence grew considerably.