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.

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