Acquisition allows Pace to expand its presence in New England and add capacity to accommodate the increasing demand for Air and PFAS lab services
Minneapolis, MN, December 21, 2020 – Pace Environmental Sciences, a Division of Pace Analytical® Services, LLC, and a preferred provider of in-lab, mobile, and emergency onsite specialty-contaminant and regulatory testing and analysis services, today announced that it has acquired Con-Test Analytical Laboratory, a provider of environmental and industrial hygiene lab services in the northeast region of the United States.
“Pace customers value convenient lab and service center locations along with timely results,” notes Pace Analytical CEO, Eric Roman. “In acquiring Con-Test Analytical, we are in a position to amplify both accessibility and capacity in the New England area.” In addition to a large, multi-service laboratory, the acquisition brings five regional service centers to the Pace network.
The testing and analysis services provided by Con-Test Analytical Laboratory complement those offered by other Pace Environmental Sciences labs. With growing concern around the harmful effects of vapor air intrusion and PFAS contaminants, the acquisition gives Pace added capacity to process samples and deliver results in support of state-issued testing guidance and/or regulatory requirements. “In recent years, Pace has witnessed a rapid increase in the demand for Air and PFAS services. We’ve responded by not only adding locations but by investing in R&D. This has resulted in proprietary sampling materials for Air testing and new, highly specialized methods for PFAS analysis”, adds Mike Fuller, COO of Pace Analytical Environmental Sciences.
Con-Test Analytical Laboratory, a family-based business, was founded by Thomas Veratti, Sr in 1987. His son, Thomas Veratti, Jr., has served the company as President and General Manager and will remain leading the company through its next phase of growth as an essential part of Pace Environmental Sciences. On the alignment of the transaction, Veratti Jr. comments, “The core values of Con-Test align well with those exhibited by Pace. We value the successful relationships we’ve developed with our clients and will continue to make servicing them a priority. The Con-Test team is excited to become part of the Pace network, where we can not only expand our market reach, but the services we extend to our clients.”
Con-Test Analytical Laboratory also brings added Industrial Hygiene capabilities to Pace, testing for a variety of contaminants in the workplace.
Over the upcoming months, Con-Test Analytical Laboratory will transition to operating under the Pace Analytical® brand. Con-Test Analytical is located in East Longmeadow, MA, and supports customers through service centers in Albany, NY; Charlotte, NC; Raleigh, NC, Attleboro, MA, and Stratford, CT.
Pace Analytical® is a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based Aurora Capital Partners.
About Con-Test Analytical Laboratory
Con-Test Analytical Laboratory is one of the leading environmental laboratories in the country. Located in the Greater Boston area, Con-Test services over 30 states nationally. Known as one of the top-quality environmental laboratories, Con-Test is a partner with leading international firms, the EPA, state governments, and more. Our diverse areas of expertise include air toxins, sediment, tissue, solids, aqueous, product testing, and more. Visit contestlabs.com for more information.
About Pace Analytical®
Pace Analytical® Services, LLC makes the world a safer, healthier place. For decades, we have been the trusted source for quality environmental and life sciences lab testing and analysis and the resource for scientific lab staffing, regulatory, and equipment services. Our work is done in partnership with our clients by providing the science and the data they need to make critical decisions that benefit us all. Pace delivers science better to businesses, industries, consulting firms, government agencies, and more through the largest, American-owned and nationally certified laboratory network.