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EMSL Acquires Pace Analytical’s IH & Asbestos Lab

Category Press Release
Publish Date 1/10/2018
Author Christina Puggi
Title EMSL Analytical, Inc. Acquires Pace Analytical Services, Inc.’s Industrial Hygiene / Asbestos Division
Introduction EMSL Analytical, Inc. acquires Pace Analytical Services, Inc.’s Industrial Hygiene / Asbestos Division in Minneapolis, MN.

Minneapolis, MN, January 10th, 2018

On January 4, 2018, EMSL Analytical, Inc. acquired Pace Analytical Services, Inc.’s industrial hygiene and asbestos laboratory division located in Minneapolis, MN. This acquisition supports EMSL and Pace’s primary focus, which is to provide the industry with focused, high-quality laboratory testing services.

For stability and consistency of services, EMSL will continue to operate the division out of its current facility located at 1830 Elm Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pace’s clients will now have access to EMSL’s wide range of industrial hygiene laboratory analytical testing including additional laboratory support offered at EMSL’s 42 locations throughout North America.

Pace Analytical is a privately held, full-service analytical testing firm that was founded in 1978. The company features 28 environmental laboratories and 46 service centers. In addition to Pace Analytical Services, the company has two other divisions. Pace Analytical Life Sciences provides testing services to the pharmaceutical/medical device industries and Pace Analytical Lab Ops Division provides professional scientific staffing.

“We are pleased to announce this acquisition and look forward to continuing Pace’s capacity to support its diverse client base from local, state and national government programs,” stated Robert DeMalo, M.Sc., Senior Vice President of Laboratory Services and Business Development at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “To help with a seamless transition, we have signed a sublease agreement and will continue to provide services from Pace’s current location in Minneapolis. This acquisition plays a vital role in achieving EMSL’s strategic goal of continuing to provide locally focused, and reliable asbestos and industrial hygiene testing services to its clients.”

This acquisition establishes EMSL’s fifth full-service, AIHA-LAP, LLC accredited industrial hygiene laboratory location joining Cinnaminson, NJ, Indianapolis, IN, Huntington Beach, CA and Charlotte, NC. The Minneapolis Industrial Laboratory currently offers industrial hygiene analysis following NIOSH, OSHA and EPA methods utilizing GC, GC-MS, HPLC, IC, ICP, ICP-MS and gravimetric techniques. The Minneapolis Industrial Hygiene laboratory also offers full-service asbestos analysis via PCM, PLM and TEM as well as mold testing for spore traps and tape lifts via direct exam microscopy.

To learn more about EMSL, please visit or call 1-800-220-3675. For pricing and contractual information, please contact Kelley West, LEED AP, and EMSL’s Business Development Manager, at 323-331-9147 or Ron Smith, EMSL’s Vice President of Sales, at 856-303-2510.


About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. is one of the leading testing laboratories with 40 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at for a complete listing of accreditations.  In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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