Pace Analytical Announces Acquisition of Continental Analytical Services in Salina, KS

Acquisition Provides a Powerful Service Capability for Customers in Kansas and Adjacent Markets

Minneapolis, MN, December 1, 2015 (Pace Analytical Services, Inc.) Pace Analytical is pleased to announce the addition of Continental Analytical Services (CAS) in Salina, KS to our team. CAS has been recognized as a strong, customer focused, full service environmental testing laboratory for decades. The addition of the CAS team and facility in Salina will benefit the customers of Pace Analytical.

CAS has become recognized as the strongest service provider in the Salina, Wichita and central Kansas market. The combination of the capabilities in the Salina lab and in the Pace Analytical Lenexa lab will result in a powerful service capability for customers in Kansas and adjacent markets. This will offer additional services and an additional geographic location for Pace customers. Cliff Baker, CEO of CAS, commented: "Pace has been a respected competitor and subcontractor for us for many years. We have admired how they have built their business and are pleased to be joining forces with them to better serve our customers in this market."

Steve Vanderboom, CEO of Pace Analytical, commented: "Since 1978, Pace has steadily built a geographic service offering that makes it convenient for our customers to use our laboratories. The CAS addition strengthens our framework of services and locations that are beneficial to our customers in the central U.S. The experience of the CAS team is impressive and will help us expand and improve services in this region."

Pace will continue to operate a full service laboratory in Salina which will be integrated with our laboratory in Lenexa, KS and in Pittsburg, KS. Pace will employ around 100 employees in these three operations in Kansas. Pace plans to expand courier services to allow for easier sample pickup and delivery in Kansas.

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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