Acquisition of KAR Laboratories

Acquisition in Michigan Supports Pace's Growth Plans for the Great Lakes Region

Today, we completed the asset purchase of KAR Laboratories in Kalamazoo, MI.  This addition provides a strategic geographic location to better serve our existing clients and to continue our growth in the Great Lakes Region.   We will connect this laboratory to our Grand Rapids laboratory to better serve our Michigan customers.  KAR Laboratories has focused on serving drinking water, and wastewater customers in the southern Michigan area.  Most of KAR Laboratories employees will be joining Pace.  They bring a strong reputation for excellent customer service and also add sample collection capabilities.  

The lab will be a part of our Great Lakes business led by Senior General Manager Karl Anderson and Regional Sales Manager, Mark Hampton.  If you have questions on the capabilities of this new addition, please contact Karl or Mark.  The Grand Rapids leadership team will play a key role in integrating and supporting this new operation.

We are confident that our leadership team in the Great Lakes will transition this new laboratory to Pace smoothly and will find future growth and long-term success.  

About Pace Analytical

For over 39 years, Pace Analytical has provided comprehensive analytical testing and emergency disaster response services to a broad range of clients, markets and industries. Today, Pace Analytical is recognized as the industry’s second largest environmental testing firm in the United States, operating a nationwide network of 29 laboratories, including 5 specialty services laboratories and 46 service centers. Pace prides itself in providing both national and local coverage with exceptional service, legally defensible data, and convenient and reliable online data management. Pace’s specialty analytical services include air toxics, vapor intrusion, biota analysis, sediment testing, dioxin/furan analysis, drinking water analysis, UCMR-3 and UCMR-4 testing, radiochemistry and forensics.

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Pace Analytical Services, Inc.
Mark Hampton | Great Lakes Regional Sales Manager
P: 262.339.2579

Pace Analytical Services, Inc.
Karl Anderson | General Manager
P: 317.228.3119

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