Underwriters Laboratories is the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance February Business of the Month.

With two locations in Laramie – the UL Tech Center group and the Wyoming UL Prospector – UL is a global independent safety science company dedicated to promoting safe working and living environments.

According to the company website, UL helps safeguard people, places and products in order to facilitate global trade and deliver peace of mind.

“We try to do work that matters,” says UL IT Manager Randal Six. “UL as a company, we develop tests and standards through science and engineering which validate that products meet what they’re supposed to do and that they’re safe.”

The two locations operate under the same corporation but engage in very different work.

The company’s Tech Center group is comprised of 16 employees dedicated to computer programming and software development as a service. The group focuses on the development, service and support of software for project management systems in order to provide enterprise-wide solutions.

The UL Prospector segment provides a searchable database that includes thousands of raw materials and ingredients for engineers and formulators to efficiently access product profiles, technical datasheets, safety datasheets, formulations and articles on plastics, food ingredients and chemicals from leading suppliers worldwide.

The company was introduced to Wyoming when it acquired the Laramie-based IDES in 2012.

UL plans to move into a new building in the Cirrus Sky Technology Park in late spring.