Pace Analytical® Acquires Shealy Environmental Services, Inc.

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The largest American-owned laboratory network expands its footprint of environmental testing and analytical information services in the Southeast with latest acquisition.

Pace Analytical Acquisition
Adding the Shealy lab to our network enhances our position as a leader in environmental analytical information and supports the growth of our specialized offerings by providing added PFAS capacity and Federal Program services.”

Pace Analytical Services, LLC, the largest American-owned laboratory network providing environmental and life sciences analytical information and services, today announced the acquisition of Shealy Environmental Services, Inc., a full-service environmental testing company in West Columbia, SC. The Shealy lab expands the reach of Pace Analytical and its capabilities in the Southeast United States while supporting the company’s strategy to engage with clients at a local level.

Like Pace Analytical, Shealy works across industries, engineering firms, and government agencies to provide analytical testing and specialty services to protect the environment. Services include testing for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These are man-made chemicals that have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including the United States, dating back to the 1940s. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that there is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse health outcomes in humans and has initiated its first-ever national communication and research plan to address the issue. The Shealy lab is actively working with the EPA as one of four labs participating in its Contract Laboratory Program (CLP). Both Pace Analytical and the Shealy lab also maintain accreditation with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Energy (DOE).    

Of the acquisition, Eric Roman, President and CEO of Pace Analytical commented: “Since 1978, Pace has steadily built a comprehensive portfolio of capabilities to address customer needs, helping ensure the environment – and the communities we serve - are informed about their environmental surroundings. Adding the Shealy lab to our network enhances our position as a leader in environmental analytical information and supports the growth of our specialized offerings by providing added PFAS capacity and Federal Program services.”

Dan Wright, President of Shealy, noted: “Joining Pace will provide both value-added services for Shealy clients and growth opportunities for our employees. To support this growth, we will break ground in early 2020 to expand our South Carolina laboratory.” Wright will continue to lead as General Manager of the Shealy location along with other former Shealy lab co-owners Robert Zhu, Michael Kilpatrick, and Mike McFadden, who were instrumental in growing the business to the point of sale.

More information on the environmental services Pace Analytical provides, including its PFAST™ mobile PFAS laboratory services, may be found here.

About Pace Analytical®
Pace Analytical, Inc. makes the world a safer, healthier place. Founded in 1978 to provide high quality, comprehensive analytical testing and emergency disaster response services for a broad range of environmental concerns, the company has since expanded to address the needs of the life science industries. Pace has also leveraged its expertise in the areas of regulatory consulting, facility certifications, lab instrument services, and staffing augmentation to provide new capabilities to the onsite labs of its clients. With a network of laboratories across the United States, Pace is nationally certified to provide a full range of services and does so with the highest degree of quality and value. Pace delivers science better. Learn more at Pacelabs.com.

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