Pace Analytical Services, Inc., Purchases Northern Analytical Labs Inc.

Minneapolis , MN , December 1, 2008 (Pace Analytical Services, Inc.) Pace Analytical is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to purchase the assets of Northern Analytical in Billings, MT.  Northern is a high quality laboratory focused on meeting the environmental testing needs of their customers in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and the Dakotas.  The lab will continue to offer routine testing services in the Billings laboratory and transition some of its service offerings to Pace’s Minnesota laboratory.  The Billings lab will be equipped with the latest Pace LIMS architecture and begin offering 24/7 on-line data availability through PacePort – Pace’s web access portal – in the near future.

Northern’s president and owner, Kathy Smit, has agreed to continue to work with Pace Analytical after the purchase.  Kathy will continue to guide the technical operation in the near term and work to develop Pace’s customer base in that region of the country as well.  Northern has provided analytical chemistry for environmental, commercial, industrial and various government organizations for many years and offers an extensive list of approved testing parameters for soil, air and water.

Steve Vanderboom, CEO of Pace Analytical, commented: "We believe that Northern Analytical is an ideal opportunity for Pace Analytical to enhance its service offerings in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho and the Dakotas.  I am pleased to have Kathy Smit and her team representing us in this market."

The new Pace Montana lab will provide full service environmental as well as enhanced specialty service offerings through its Minnesota lab. Northern Analytical’s clients will now have access to a much broader and deeper capability to support their environmental testing needs.

Effective immediately, Pace will begin transitioning Northern Analytical 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. Pace operates a nationwide network of fourteen laboratories and nine 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.