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Pace expands its footprint in the Southeast United States

Pace Analytical® Acquires Shealy Environmental Services, LLC.

The largest American-owned laboratory network expands its footprint of environmental testing and
analytical information services in the Southeast with latest acquisition.

Minneapolis, MN, December 4, 2019 – Pace Analytical Services, LLC, the largest American-owned
laboratory network providing environmental and life sciences analytical information and services, today
announced the acquisition of Shealy Environmental Services, Inc., a full-service environmental testing
company in West Columbia, SC. The Shealy lab expands the reach of Pace Analytical and its capabilities
in the Southeast United States while supporting the company’s strategy to engage with clients at a local

Like Pace Analytical, Shealy works across industries, engineering firms, and government agencies to
provide analytical testing and specialty services to protect the environment. Services include testing for
per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These are man-made chemicals that have been
manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including the United States, dating
back to the 1940s. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that there is evidence that
exposure to PFAS
can lead to adverse health outcomes in humans and has initiated its first-ever national
communication and research plan to address the issue. The Shealy lab is actively working with the EPA
as one of four labs participating in its Contract Laboratory Program (CLP). Both Pace Analytical and the
Shealy lab also maintain accreditation with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy

Of the acquisition, Eric Roman, President and CEO of Pace Analytical commented: “Since 1978, Pace has
steadily built a comprehensive portfolio of capabilities to address customer needs, helping ensure the
environment – and the communities we serve - are informed about their environmental surroundings.
Adding the Shealy lab to our network enhances our position as a leader in environmental analytical
information and supports the growth of our specialized offerings by providing added PFAS capacity and
Federal Program services.”

Dan Wright, President of Shealy, noted: “Joining Pace will provide both value-added services for Shealy
clients and growth opportunities for our employees. To support this growth, we will break ground in
early 2020 to expand our South Carolina laboratory.”
Wright will continue to lead as General Manager of
the Shealy location along with other former Shealy lab co-owners Robert Zhu, Michael Kilpatrick, and
Mike McFadden, who were instrumental in growing the business to the point of sale.

More information on the environmental services Pace Analytical provides, including its PFAST™ mobile
PFAS laboratory services, may be found here.

About Pace Analytical

Pace Analytical Services, LLC makes the world a safer, healthier place. Founded in 1978 to provide high quality, comprehensive
analytical testing and emergency disaster response services for a broad range of environmental concerns, the company has
since expanded to address the needs of the life science industries. Pace has also leveraged its expertise in the areas of
regulatory consulting, facility certifications, lab instrument services, and staffing augmentation to provide new capabilities to
the onsite labs of its clients. With a network of laboratories across the United States, Pace is nationally certified to provide a full
range of services and does so with the highest degree of quality and value. Pace delivers science better.

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