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EMSL Analytical Acquires Midwest Laboratories as Strategic Growth Initiatives Continue


Midwest Laboratoriesí asbestos samples are now being processed at EMSL Analyticalís AIHA and NVLAP accredited Chicago testing facility.

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EMSL Analytical is pleased to announce that they have acquired Midwest Laboratoriesí PLM and TEM laboratory operations. The announcement is part of EMSLís calculated expansion plans for 2010 to increase production capabilities and add to their 32 existing facilities in the United States and Canada.

Midwest Laboratories has been offering testing services for 22 years. ďFor the past 21 years James Hahn has been their Laboratory Manager and Director,Ē reported Robert DeMalo, Senior Vice President, Laboratory Services at EMSL Analytical, Inc. ďWe are pleased to inform Midwestís loyal customers that Mr. Hahn has joined the staff at EMSLís Chicago laboratory and will continue to provide the same excellent customer service and quality that helped build Midwest Laboratoriesí past two decades of success.

The acquisition provides Midwest Laboratoriesí customers access to EMSLís depth of resources. These include expanded analytical capabilities and access to EMSLís 19 PhDs, 4 Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs) and hundreds of dedicated laboratory and customer service professionals. The acquisition also provides Midwestís customers contact to EMSLís extensive list of testing products and supplies that are available for purchase or rental.

EMSL is an industry leader in asbestos analysis, as well as offers a full spectrum of analytical services including, but not limited to, asbestos (PLM, PCM and TEM), environmental microbiology (fungi and bacteria), industrial hygiene, lead and metals analysis, IAQ analysis, respirable silica via x-ray diffraction, and materials characterization and identification. EMSLís Chicago laboratory currently holds multiple accreditations including from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) for their EMLAP and ELLAP programs as well as NVLAP for asbestos. These are complimented by various state certifications.

EMSLís Chicago laboratory is processing samples from Midwest Laboratoriesí customer base at their facility at 2444 West George Street, Chicago, Illinois 60618. The laboratory can be reached at (773) 313-0099. For more information on asbestos or other testing services and products please contact EMSL at (800) 220-3675, visit or email

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of quality environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.


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