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EMSL Analytical, Inc. Acquires Terracon’s RGA Laboratory in Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA – WEBWIRE

Effective October 29, 2015, EMSL Analytical, Inc. has acquired Terracon’s Seattle analytical laboratory, formally known as RGA Laboratory. EMSL will continue to operate the laboratory from its current location at 3317 3rd Avenue South, Suite D, Seattle, WA for the convenience of customers both locally and nationally.

The RGA Environmental, Inc. laboratory has been operating continuously for over 24 years and is recognized as one of the outstanding industrial hygiene and environmental testing laboratories in the Pacific Northwest.  The RGA laboratory provides quality Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) and Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) analysis for asbestos as well as heavy metals analysis including, but not limited to, lead (Pb). The laboratory is NVLAP and CA ELAP accredited for PLM bulk analysis as well as rated proficient through the AIHA IHLAP and ELLAP proficient testing programs for PCM and lead.

“We look forward to continuing Terracon/RGA’s services as well as expanding the Seattle location’s analytical service offerings,” said Robert DeMalo, M.Sc., Senior Vice President of Laboratory Services and Business Development at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “This acquisition plays a vital role in achieving EMSL’s strategic goal of establishing a full-service environmental and industrial hygiene laboratory in the Pacific Northwest geographic region.”    

For pricing and contractual information, please contact Kelley West, LEED AP, EMSL’s West Coast Business Development Manager, at 323-331-9147 or by emailing her at

EMSL has 39 testing laboratories across the United States and Canada. Since 1981, EMSL specializes in asbestos, environmental chemistry, environmental microbiology, indoor air quality, food and beverage, forensics and materials science, industrial hygiene and radiological testing services. EMSL is an authorized distributor for manufacturers of air sampling pumps, equipment, sampling cassettes and monitoring equipment. EMSL also hosts frequent training courses and free webinars. To view a complete list of EMSL’s accreditations, capabilities and laboratory locations, please visit

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of food, 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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