Pace Analytical Announces Acquisition of BioChem Laboratories in Hurricane, WV

Acquisition Provides Full Service Capabilities for Customers in West Virginia

Minneapolis, MN, May 2, 2016 (Pace Analytical Services, Inc.)  Pace Analytical is pleased to announce its acquisition of BioChem Laboratories in Hurricane, West Virginia. BioChem holds a reputation as the strongest provider of environmental analytical testing services in the Charleston, WV market area, and the addition of the outstanding BioChem staff and facility to the Pace Analytical team will be a benefit to customers both locally and nationwide.

BioChem founder and owner Mukesh Shah will lead the operation for Pace Analytical, continuing to deliver superior customer experiences and results.  Pace will also be retaining the staff that has provided excellent service to this part of the country for decades. The BioChem operation will coordinate service offerings with Pace’s Greensburg, PA laboratory in order to provide their customers with a full service offering.

Steve Vanderboom, CEO of Pace Analytical, commented: Since 1978, Pace has steadily built a comprehensive service offering, piece by piece, to put together a framework of services that are beneficial to our customers.  With the BioChem addition, we now offer exceptional local services in West Virginia. This allows us to better serve local and national customers.

The laboratory business will operate initially as the BioChem Division of Pace Analytical Services, Inc.

About Pace Analytical

For over 37 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 twenty-six laboratories, including four specialty services laboratories and twenty-two 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 testing, radiochemistry and now forensics.

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