ACQUISITION OF PRAIRIE ANALYTICAL SYSTEMS BY PDC LABORATORIES

 Coulter Companies, Inc. of Peoria, Illinois, has acquired, through its wholly‐owned subsidiary, PDC Laboratories, Inc. (PDC Labs), the assets of Prairie Analytical Systems (Prairie Analytical), effective February 1, 2018.

Prairie Analytical, which operates environmental testing facilities located at 1210 Capital Airport Drive in Springfield, Illinois, and 9114 Virginia Road in Lake in the Hills, Illinois, respectively, has served the central and northern Illinois market since 1993, specializing in drinking water, waste water, groundwater and soil testing for private, public and industrial facilities, as well as environmental consulting firms. All of the current employees have received offers to stay on with PDC Labs in their current roles. PDC Labs will utilize the current staff and operate out of the same locations going forward. Jean‐Pierre Rouanet will continue to serve as the Executive Director for the Springfield Facility, and Kristen Potter will serve as the Director of Sales & Marketing for PDC Labs’ Illinois facilities.

Royal J. Coulter, President of Coulter Companies, Inc., issued the following statement: “We are pleased with the opportunity to acquire the capabilities and skills so highly regarded in the markets Prairie Analytical serves. In particular, we are excited about this merger with Prairie Analytical as it will open up new doors for PDC Labs to serve the environmental consulting sector. I want to thank Bud and Kristen Potter, the owners of Prairie Analytical, for the opportunity to build upon the reputation that they have established in providing reliable and dependable environmental testing services to the Illinois market.”

Kristen Potter, President of Prairie Analytical, stated the following: “My father and I are proud of the reputation for quality and dependable service that Prairie Analytical Systems has achieved through the years. We believe the association with PDC Laboratories is a good fit for our employees and clients.”

Coulter Companies, Inc. is the largest family‐owned environmental services company based in the State of Illinois, and has been in business since 1928. Its corporate headquarters is located in Peoria, Illinois, and it employs over 600 people. In addition to environmental testing facilities, the company owns and operates waste collection, recycling, treatment and disposal facilities across the state. PDC Labs has been a subsidiary of the company since 1981. With the acquisition of Prairie Analytical, PDC Laboratories will now employ more than 130 scientists, technicians and support staff working from testing facilities located in Peoria, Springfield, McHenry, and Lake in the Hills, Illinois, as well as St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri. Based on 2016’s revenues, PDC Labs is ranked by The Steve Maxwell Environmental Laboratory Washington Report as one of the Top 20 largest environmental testing networks in the United States.

For further information, please contact Chris Coulter, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for PDC Laboratories, at (309) 688‐0760 ext. 3339, or John LaPayne, Vice President of Operations for PDC Laboratories, at (309) 683‐1750.

Area Acquires Ronnie Brown and Sons Trash Hauling

AREA DISPOSAL SERVICE, INC. (“AREA®”) IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE IT HAS ACQUIRED RONNIE BROWN AND SONS TRASH HAULING, A REFUSE COLLECTION BUSINESS LOCATED IN HANNIBAL, MISSOURI.

 RONNIE BROWN AND SONS TRASH HAULING WAS OWNED AND OPERATED BY RONNIE BROWN. RONNIE STARTED THE BUSINESS OVER 23 YEARS AGO AND SERVICED HANNIBAL, MISSOURI AS WELL AS RURAL MARION AND RALLS COUNTIES.  BROWN PROVIDED RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS; BUT MOST OF ALL OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE AND COLLECTION.

 “THIS ACQUISITION HELPS KEEP US ON TRACK WITH OUR GROWTH AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVES FOR OUR EXPANSION INTO MISSOURI.”  WE ARE VERY PLEASED TO ACQUIRE THIS GREAT FAMILY-OWNED OPERATION TO BE BLENDED IN WITH OUR OPERATION LOCATED IN HANNIBAL, MISSOURI,” SAID MATT COULTER, VICE PRESIDENT OF AREA DISPOSAL.

 AREA DISPOSAL SERVICE, INC. IS A FAMILY-OWNED COMPANY THAT THROUGH ITS SUBSIDIARIES HAS PROUDLY SERVED RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS THROUGHOUT CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND THE MIDWEST SINCE 1928.

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PDC Laboratories Announces Acquisition of McHenry Analytical Water Laboratory

Effective May 15, it is our pleasure to announce that McHenry Analytical Water Laboratory (McHenry Analytical) has been acquired by PDC Laboratories, Inc. (PDC Labs), which is based out of Peoria, Illinois. PDC Labs has provided environmental testing services to McHenry Analytical and its clients for more than 17 years, and has been providing environmental testing services since 1981. PDC Labs is owned by Coulter Companies, Inc., the largest family-owned environmental services firm located in the State of Illinois. In addition to owning environmental testing facilities in Peoria, Illinois, and St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri, Coulter Companies owns waste collection, recycling, treatment and disposal facilities throughout the States of Illinois and Missouri.

With the acquisition of McHenry Analytical by PDC Labs, the combined laboratories now represent a full-service environmental testing firm specializing in drinking water, wastewater, groundwater, soil and waste characterization services, as well as sampling collection, courier and project management services. “With this acquisition, PDC Labs owns the largest environmental testing network based in the State of Illinois. Our number one priority is to provide the most dependable and quality environmental testing services to our clients ”, said Chris Coulter, PDC Labs’ Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mike Tryon, President of McHenry Analytical, issued the following statement: “I am excited about the benefits our customers and employees can expect with this acquisition. After a 17 year relationship with PDC Labs, it became obvious to me that the two labs can better serve our customers and employees by joining forces.”

McHenry Analytical employees will continue to work in their same positions at PDC Labs, and PDC will continue to operate out of the McHenry Analytical location on Crystal Lake Road in McHenry, Illinois, going forward. McHenry Analytical will now be referred to as “PDC Laboratories – Chicago”. Elaine Kaufmann, a 19 year employee with PDC Labs, has been named the Laboratory Manager for PDC Laboratories – Chicago (formerly McHenry Analytical). If you should have any questions, please contact John LaPayne, Vice President of Operations for PDC Labs, at (309) 683-1750.

Quick-thinking PDC employees save a co-worker suffering cardiac arrest

PEORIA — The shortness of breath Glenn Davidson experienced while jogging in recent months reached a terrifying graduation to full-fledged cardiac arrest two weeks ago.

The timing of such a scary situation, however, couldn’t have been better. The automated external defibrillator (AED) at the corporate offices of PDC where he works had recently (and coincidentally) been recharged, and his coworkers knew how to take charge.

Read the full story here.

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American recycling is stalling

American recycling is stalling and the big blue bin is one reason why.

“We kind of got everyone thinking that recycling was free,” said Bill Moore, a leading industry consultant on paper recycling who is based in Atlanta. “It’s never really been free, and in fact, it’s getting more expensive.” Waste Management’s recycling division has had a loss of $16 million in the first quarter of this year. The recycling stream has become increasingly polluted and less valuable, imperiling the economics of the whole system.

Read more at:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/american-recycling-is-stalling-and-the-big-blue-bin-is-one-reason-why/2015/06/20/914735e4-1610-11e5-9ddc-e3353542100c_story.html 

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