Pace Analytical Services, Inc., Purchases Tritest, Inc.

Acquisition Will Enhance Pace’s North Carolina Laboratory Network and Service Offerings

Minneapolis, MN, June 1, 2012 (Pace Analytical Services, Inc.)  Pace Analytical is pleased to announce that it has purchased the assets of Tritest, Inc., located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Tritest is an environmental testing laboratory specializing in bioassay, metals, wet chemistry, microbiology and organics. The acquisition will further 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 southeastern-southern United States.

For the past 16 years, Tritest has built a distinguished reputation for uncompromising data quality, customer service and technical expertise in providing testing for water and soil. Founded in 1996, the lab serves over 500 public drinking water systems, wastewater facilities and consulting firms and is certified by the EPA for wastewater, drinking water, soil and sludge analysis. Tritest has provided analytical support for a wide range of commercial and industrial companies, municipalities, agricultural producers and government agencies.

The new Pace Raleigh lab will provide enhanced specialty service offerings through the Pace laboratory network. Tritest's clients will now have access to Pace's full spectrum of environmental testing services, including: the analysis of air samples, biological tissue, radiological, dioxin/furan and dioxin-like compounds. Pace plans to make significant capital investments in equipment, infrastructure and IT at the Raleigh lab and will also begin offering 24/7 on-line data availability through PacePort in the near future. 

Steve Vanderboom, CEO of Pace Analytical, commented: “The addition of Tritest will strengthen our ability to serve our customers in North Carolina with the addition of new testing capabilities and the expansion of our courier networks.  We are looking forward to continuing our growth in these attractive markets.”

The acquisition will be finalized and begin operating as a part of the Pace Carolina lab network by June 1, 2012.

Pace Analytical Services, Inc., is the second largest environmental testing laboratory company in the United States, operating a nationwide network of twenty environmental laboratories and ten service centers with a list of certifications and accreditations that covers the nation. For more than thirty years, Pace has provided analytical support to major oil, chemical, transportation, mining and manufacturing companies and prides itself in offering clients – both on a national and local level – with exceptional service, legally defensible data and convenient online data management.

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