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TestAmerica Announces an Expansion of Its Sediment Testing Services


TestAmerica is pleased to announce that Mr. Richard Sheets has joined the organization at their Pittsburgh, PA laboratory, bringing with him over 30 years of sediment geotechnical testing experience.

Mr. Sheets will initially be focused on providing a technology transfer of a wide variety of sediment geotechnical testing to TestAmerica’s current robust offerings. These technologies including expanded sediment geotechnical support, elutriate, leachate and contaminant mobility capabilities. Many of these tests are based upon testing protocols in the USACE Upland Testing Manual. Mr. Sheets will also provide leadership for TestAmerica’s advanced leachate testing in support of industrial cleanup standards.

Mr. Rusty Vicinie, General Manager comments “I am excited to have Rick join our team of experts. Rick is a seasoned scientist, geologist and innovator who is well respected in the industry for his quality of work and expertise. He brings an interdisciplinary approach for customization of test design in support of challenging sediment projects.”

Mr. Sheets has more than 30 years of sediment geotechnical experience, including Laboratory Manager for Hart Crowser & Associates and was the Co-founder of Soil Technology in Bainbridge Island, Washington. Mr. Sheets has significant expertise in geotechnical and characterization projects, remediation and treatability studies and contaminant transport properties.

About TestAmerica

TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, including 36 laboratories and 31 service centers. TestAmerica provides innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source and ambient air, aquatic toxicity, explosives, specialty organics, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, emerging contaminants, radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.

TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; QED Environmental Systems, Inc., the leading supplier of groundwater sampling equipment and remediation pumping systems; TestAmerica Drilling Corp., provider of innovative environmental and geotechnical drilling; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs nearly 2,800 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.


 environmental testing
 sediment testing
 USACE Upland Testing

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