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Pace Analytical Purchases Heritage Environmental Services’ Commercial Laboratory Lab Acquisition in Indianapolis Supports Pace’s Growth Plans for the Midwest Market

Minneapolis, MN, September 30, 2013 (Pace Analytical Services, Inc.) Pace Analytical, the second largest environmental testing firm in the U.S., announces the acquisition of the commercial laboratory operations of Heritage Environmental Services, LLC, an environmental firm headquartered in Indianapolis, IN. Heritage’s commercial laboratory is a leading testing source for groundwater quality and waste characterization in the Midwest.

Heritage’s laboratory has been serving environmental markets for over 30 years and has a strong, loyal customer base. The combination of Heritage lab and Pace Analytical’s Indianapolis lab operation will create one of the most capable full service environmental laboratories in the Midwest. Heritage Environmental Services has also established an alliance and a long-term partnership with Pace Analytical to continue to serve their testing needs going forward. The Heritage lab staff, including project managers and technicians, will continue to serve customers under the Pace banner going forward. As partners, Pace and Heritage Environmental Services will find many more ways to expand Pace’s “best in class” laboratory analytical services in the markets they serve.

Steve Vanderboom, the CEO of Pace Analytical commented: “This combination of two very strong laboratories will create a capability that will serve our customers very well. I believe that our combined team of over 100 experienced professionals in Indianapolis will be able to perform projects and offer services that the two separate laboratories could not perform. We welcome the Heritage team members to Pace and look forward to providing new services in our partnership with Heritage.”

Commented Jeff Laborsky, President of Heritage Environmental Services: “The long term partnership with Pace will create the best opportunities for Heritage Environmental’s customers and employees going forward which was the driving factor in determining our path forward in the commercial laboratory business. Heritage and Pace will work closely together to ensure a seamless transition with Heritage employees joining the Pace team for continuity. As long term partners, Heritage and Pace will work together to offer service around the United States, while identifying ways we can help our mutual and prospective customers solve larger environmental remediation problems and challenges. We believe this is a win-win solution, and we are pleased to work closely with Pace Analytical for many years to come.”

About Pace Analytical
For 35 years, Pace Analytical has provided comprehensive analytical testing and emergency disaster response services to 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 twenty laboratories, four specialty services laboratories and twenty service centers. Pace prides itself in providing both national and local coverage with exceptional service, legally defensible data, and convenient and reliable online data management. Pace’s specialty analytical services include air toxics, vapor intrusion, biota analysis, sediment testing, dioxin/furan analysis, drinking water analysis, UCMR-3 testing, radiochemistry and now forensics.

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