Pace Analytical Services, Inc., Purchases ERMI Environmental Laboratories of Allen, Texas.

Acquisition will expand Pace Analytical’s environmental testing capabilities and create a stronger Pace presence in the southern United States.

Minneapolis, MN, November 22, 2011 (Pace Analytical Services, Inc.)  Pace Analytical, an industry-leading provider of environmental testing services, announced today that it has acquired ERMI Environmental Laboratories, a full-service environmental testing laboratory located in Allen, TX. ERMI will help accelerate Pace Analytical’s efforts to expand its environmental laboratory network and broaden its testing capabilities in order to better serve more clients in the southern United States.

Established in 1983, ERMI Environmental Laboratories has focused on providing high-quality environmental testing services to a large diversity of industries including mining, utility, steel, pulp and paper, chemical, environmental, engineering, manufacturing and various government agencies. For more than 27 years, ERMI has been providing analytical support for the most demanding industrial and commercial applications in the U.S.

ERMI’s core analytical services include: surface, drinking, waste, storm and ground water; solid, hazardous and liquid wastes; sediments and soils; plant and animal tissues and other sample matrices.

Steve Vanderboom, CEO of Pace Analytical, commented: “ERMI’s reputation for service excellence and technical expertise complements our business model and broadens our capabilities for existing business in the southern U.S. market. ERMI’s clients will now have access to Pace’s incredible depth of specialty services to support their unique testing needs. This acquisition also provides close proximity to key corporate clients in the region.”

The acquisition was finalized on November 21st. ERMI also operates a service center in Tulsa, OK, providing better access to the Oklahoma market for Pace. In the past 6 months Pace has expanded its lab network to include three more laboratories.

For more than 30 years, Pace Analytical has provided comprehensive analytical testing and emergency disaster response services for 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 eighteen laboratories and eleven service centers with a list of certifications and accreditations that covers 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.

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Pace Analytical Services, Inc.
William J. Blau / Marketing Communications Manager
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