Galson Laboratories acquires Parker Services Laboratory

Galson Laboratories, a world leader in industrial hygiene analysis and monitoring solutions, has acquired Parker Services Laboratory, an industrial hygiene testing laboratory and client service center located in Stevens Point, Wis.

"We are always interested in growing our business through acquisition and have been looking for the right opportunity to strategically locate a client service center in the Midwest," said Joe Unangst, Galson Laboratories President and CEO. "The Parker Services Laboratory opportunity was a great fit and allows us to offer a regional service center for our Midwest clients."

The testing laboratory operations and instrumentation was recently relocated to Galson Laboratories' headquarters in East Syracuse. It will be housed in existing laboratory space within the 28,500 square foot East Syracuse laboratory complex. The new Galson Laboratories client service center will remain in Stevens Point, W.I., where it will be led by Patricia Gregorich, the former Parker Services Laboratory Director and 20-year veteran.

The acquisition also enables existing Galson Laboratories clients to have access to Parker's thermal desorption gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) technology. The GC/MS thermal desorption technology tests air for a wide range of volatile organics.

Galson will be one of only a handful of commercial laboratories utilizing this technology to protect workers from exposures to hazardous chemicals. Former Parker Services Laboratory clients will now have all the benefits of such Galson Laboratories programs as its FreePumpLoan(tm), FreeSamplingBadges(tm), Instructional Video Gallery, and equipment rentals. They will also have access to a wider range of analyses, including elemental carbon, silica quartz by X-ray diffraction, GC/MS whole air analysis, microbiological analyses and asbestos testing that Galson Laboratories provides. Galson Laboratories is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association as well as global ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation through A2LA. Headquartered in East Syracuse, Galson Laboratories has offices in Charleston, S.C., Alameda, Calif., Clear Lake Shores, Texas, and Stevens Point, Wis.

For more information call toll-free, (888) 432-5227, e-mail mail@galsonlabs.com or visit galsonlabs.com.

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