FAIRBANKS - The Cold Climate Housing Research Center has a new product testing and development lab.
Lab officials said the Fairbanks-based facility will award a "Certified Alaska Tough" rating to products that can pass the testing to be done.
Colin Craven, director of product testing, said the center will investigate claims made by manufacturers.
The certification label will tell consumers that products performed as advertised. Product makers can have their products tested in the lab for a fee.
The program is set to begin in mid-2009.
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