Schenectady, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2009
Northeast Analytical, Inc. (NEA) is pleased to announce it will celebrate 20 years in business. April 2009 marks this milestone of NEA's platinum anniversary.
In April of 1989, a fledgling environmental laboratory was started at 301 Nott Street Schenectady as an incubator business and has grown into a world renowned specialty laboratory for trace Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) analysis. NEA was founded by Robert E. Wagner and Robert W. Stoll who are both chemists that saw the need for a state of the art environmental testing laboratory in New York State. At the time these two men had a concept of taking research and development work and develop it into a focused independent laboratory. Starting off with a couple instruments and several hundred square feet, in less than 15 years this company expanded and grew into a multi-million dollar company with over 50 area employees that include technicians, administrative staff, and chemists. In 1999 the company moved into a new 15,000 square foot high-tech testing laboratory in the Riverside Technology Park.
During NEA's two decades it has completed a wide range of projects on behalf of global leaders including fortune 500 companies as well as local companies and government agencies. NEAs extensive capabilities include high resolution PCB analysis, Pesticide, Herbicide, Metal, Volatile (VOC), and Semi-Volatile (SVOC) testing.
"Our 20th anniversary is more than about celebrating our history, said Bob Wagner, president and co-founder. While focused on our mission to provide high quality analytical testing, we are dedicated to developing our own innovative approach and implementing key advancements to the technology."
NEA has worked on some of the most high profile PCB sites in the nation which have included the Hudson River NY, St. Lawrence River NY, Housatonic River MA, Anniston AL, Fox River WI, Kalamazoo MI and Portland Harbor OR. NEA also was involved with the USEPA's Lower Manhattan Indoor Dust Test and Clean Program, analyzing wipe samples for Lead and Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the neighborhoods surrounding the WTC following the 9-11 attacks.