Sherry Laboratories Announces Northern Indiana Expansion

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Agreement Marks Sixth Acquisition in Six Years

Sherry Laboratories is pleased to announce its continued growth with the acquisition of the environmental business division of A&L Great Lakes Laboratories. The two companies are using this transaction to form a mutually beneficial relationship. This alliance will allow Sherry to expand its capabilities into the pesticide testing market while growing its customer base in the areas of waste water, drinking water and sludge analysis. A&L Great Lakes Laboratories will continue its agricultural testing portion of its business.

“A&L Great Lakes Laboratories has built an excellent reputation in our industry,” said Michael Earley, President of Environmental Services at Sherry Laboratories. “We are excited about integrating their environmental testing business into our network. With Sherry and A&L’s cumulative expertise, skills and technology, we look forward to providing the largest array of testing and best customer service to our combined portfolio of customers.”

Lois Parker, President of A&L Great Lakes Laboratories, shares Earley’s enthusiasm, “This transaction will be beneficial to both Sherry and A&L Great Lakes clients, providing them a broader base of environmental testing services. A&L Great Lakes will help direct environmental testing requests to Sherry, while continuing to expand our core Agricultural Testing services. We are pleased that our Environmental Division staff is joining the Sherry Team to assist with this transition and future growth opportunities.”

The combined operations of Sherry Laboratories and the environmental division of A&L Great Lakes Laboratories will be located at Sherry’s Fort Wayne facility.

The acquisition of A&L Great Lakes Laboratories’ environmental division is the sixth in the past six years for Sherry Laboratories. In 2005, the company acquired a microbiological and food laboratory, Turner Technologies, in Warsaw, Ind. Sherry Laboratories welcomed another environmental laboratory to its quickly expanding network, Edglo Labs in Fort Wayne, Ind. in late 2007. Soon to follow in 2008, the company acquired EIS Analytical Services, an environmental laboratory, in South Bend, Ind. Envirolab, a bioassay laboratory located in Houma, La., was acquired by Sherry Laboratories in 2009. Earlier in 2011, Sherry Laboratories acquired Coast to Coast Analytical Specialists, an air and emissions testing laboratory in Garland, Texas.

About Sherry Laboratories

Headquartered in Indiana, Sherry Laboratories is a network of 10 testing laboratories located in Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Sherry Laboratories provides independent and uniquely accredited environmental testing, microbiological analysis, food testing, bioassay services, petrochemical, hydrocarbon analysis, metallurgical testing and nonmetallic analytical services, engineering expertise, technical services and products of the highest quality. Established in 1947, Sherry maintains an impressive list of accreditations and approvals while serving clients across the United States and throughout the world. To learn more about our company, visit our web site at

About A&L Great Lakes Laboratories

Established in 1976, A&L Great Lakes Laboratories, Inc., is an independent laboratory located in Fort Wayne, Ind. The laboratory specializes in soil fertility, plant tissue, animal feed, manure, compost and fertilizer analyses. To learn more about A&L Great Lakes Laboratories, visit


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