Pace Analytical Services, Inc., Purchases Alpha Omega Environmental Laboratory

Acquisition will improve Pace Laboratory Services to clients in the State of Ohio

Minneapolis, MN, April 30, 2010 (Pace Analytical Services, Inc.)  Pace Analytical is pleased to announce that it has purchased the assets of Alpha Omega Environmental Laboratory LLC. in Columbus, OH. Alpha Omega is a high quality laboratory focused on meeting the environmental testing needs of its customers in Ohio and surrounding states. Alpha Omega has provided analytical chemistry for environmental, commercial, industrial and various government organizations and offers an extensive list of approved testing parameters for soil and water. The company will continue to offer routine testing services at the Columbus laboratory and will also begin offering the full complement of services available through Pace Analytical.  The Columbus lab will be equipped with the latest Pace Analytical LIMS architecture and begin offering on-line data availability through PacePort in the near future. 

The new Pace Analytical Ohio lab will provide enhanced specialty service offerings through the Pace Analytical laboratory network. Alpha Omega’s clients will now have access to a much broader capability to support their environmental testing needs including: the analysis of air samples, biological tissue, dioxin/furan and dioxin-like compounds. The addition of Alpha Omega will bring the number of Ohio VAP approved Pace Analytical laboratories to three, and further enhance the breadth of services offered to the Voluntary Action Program in the State of Ohio.

Steve Vanderboom, CEO of Pace Analytical, commented: "With the addition of Alpha Omega’s laboratory, our objective is to improve and expand service to our Ohio customer base. With the support of our Indianapolis and Pittsburgh laboratories and the rest of the Pace Analytical organization, we believe that we will be able to meet and exceed all of our customers' needs in the Ohio market.”

The acquisition was finalized on April 30th and began operating as Pace Analytical on May 1. 

Pace Analytical Services, Inc. is the second largest environmental testing laboratory company in the United States, operating a nationwide network of sixteen laboratories and nine service centers with a list of certifications and accreditations that cover the nation. Pace Analytical prides itself in providing clients – both on a national and local level – with exceptional service, legally defensible data and convenient online data management.