Pace Analytical Services, Inc., Purchases Analytical Chemistry Laboratory of Braun Intertec Corporation in Bloomington, MN

Acquisition will expand Pace service offerings and capacity

Minneapolis, MN, July 1, 2014 (Pace Analytical Services, Inc.)  Pace Analytical and Braun Intertec Corporation are pleased to announce that Pace has purchased the analytical chemistry laboratory of Braun Intertec located in Bloomington, MN. Braun Intertec is one of the premier geotechnical, materials testing and environmental consulting companies in the upper Midwest. Pace Analytical will work with the newly acquired analytical chemistry lab capabilities to provide a full suite of services to its national customer base. Pace Analytical will add the Industrial Hygiene testing capabilities of Braun Intertec, providing a new service offering to its customers around the country. 

The Braun Intertec analytical chemistry laboratory, along with most of its laboratory employees, will be relocated to the Pace Analytical laboratory in Minneapolis, MN.  Pace will establish a service center for sample delivery and sample bottle pick up at the Braun Intertec facility in Bloomington. The key employees serving the Braun Intertec customers have accepted positions with Pace Analytical and will continue to work with their customers going forward. The Pace Analytical alliance will provide Braun Intertec and their customers with enhanced specialty service offerings including dioxin, biological tissues, air toxics, environmental forensics, compound specific isotope analysis, radiochemistry, PCB congeners, low level mercury, stack sampling services and much more.

Steve Vanderboom, CEO of Pace Analytical, commented: “This addition will allow us to expand our service offerings, increase our capacity and add some great people to help serve our customers even better. We are excited about the opportunity to support Braun Intertec with their business needs in the future.”

Jon Carlson, CEO of Braun Intertec, stated:  “The sale of our analytical chemistry lab to Pace Analytical is a strategic move for both Braun Intertec and Pace Analytical.  It speaks highly of the skills and integrity of our laboratory team, the vast majority of whom are now part of the Pace Analytical team.  Braun Intertec is planning a long-term partnership with Pace Analytical to provide the majority of our analytical chemistry needs, and we look forward to working with Pace Analytical to provide superior service to our mutual clients.”

The acquisition was finalized on June 30, 2014. The former Braun Intertec analytical laboratory operations will begin working as Pace Analytical effective July 1. 

For the past 35 years, Pace Analytical has provided comprehensive analytical testing and emergency disaster response services for a broad range of clients, markets, industries and government agencies. Today, Pace Analytical is recognized as the industry's second largest environmental testing firm in the United States, operating a nationwide network of twenty-three laboratories and twenty service centers with a list of certifications and accreditations that cover the nation. Pace prides itself in providing clients – both on a national and local level – with exceptional service, legally defensible data and convenient and reliable online data management.

Based in Minneapolis, employee-owned Braun Intertec (www.braunintertec.com) is a premier engineering, environmental consulting and testing firm with more than 700 employees located in multiple Twin Cities offices, as well as in Duluth, Hibbing, Mankato, Rochester and St. Cloud, MN. Braun Intertec also has offices in Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Minot and Williston, ND; La Crosse and Milwaukee, WI; Cedar Rapids, IA; and Jourdanton, TX.  Braun Intertec subsidiaries include Agile Frameworks, LLC, based in St. Paul, MN; and Braun Intertec Geothermal, LLC, based in Minneapolis, MN.

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Contacts: Pace Analytical Services, Inc.

Sarah Cherney | Senior General Manager
Minnesota Laboratories
P: 612.607.6354
E: sarah.cherney@pacelabs.com

William J. Blau | Marketing Communications Manager
Corporate Offices-Minneapolis
P: 612.607.6355
E: bill.blau@pacelabs.com