Pace Analytical Services, Inc., Purchases ELAB, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN, August 1, 2008 (Pace Analytical Services, Inc.) is pleased to announce that, effective August 1, 2008, Pace Analytical Services, Inc., has purchased the assets of ELAB, Inc. in Ormond Beach, Florida. ELAB is a full-service analytical laboratory with strong experience in drinking water analysis. For more than 20 years, ELAB has provided analytical chemistry and microbiological services for environmental, industrial manufacturing, toxicological, remediation and site investigation customers and offers an extensive listing of approved testing parameters for soil, water, wastewater and drinking water. Hank Ashby, the majority owner of ELAB, and Andre Rachmaninoff, the laboratory operations director, will join Pace and continue in the business.

Steve Vanderboom, CEO of Pace Analytical, commented: “We are excited to add a Pace location in Florida. We have retained an experienced staff of 62 employees from ELAB and will be focused on building a strong Pace facility to serve our customers in the southeastern United States.”

The new Ormond Beach lab and Tampa service center locations in Florida for Pace Analytical represent both geographic expansions as well as enhanced specialty services offerings. ELAB’s clients will have access to a much broader and deeper capability to support their environmental testing needs.

Effective immediately, Pace will begin transitioning ELAB to Pace Analytical in all internal and external communications and operations.

Pace Analytical Services, Inc. is the second largest environmental testing laboratory company in the United States. Operating a nationwide network of twelve laboratories and ten 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 online data management.