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Category Press Release
Publish Date 12/16/2015
Author Christina Puggi
Title EMSL Analytical / LA Testing Acquires EMS Laboratories, Inc. (EMS)
Introduction EMSL Analytical's network has 41 testing laboratories throughout the United States and Canada.

South Pasadena, CA, December 16th, 2015  

Effective December 16, 2015, EMSL Analytical, Inc. DBA LA Testing has acquired EMS Laboratories, Inc. (EMS) located in Pasadena, California. Due to its close proximity and the overlap of state accreditations with current EMSL / LA Testing locations in Southern California, the current EMS facility will be consolidated into EMSL Analytical’s network of laboratories in Pasadena, Sierra Madre and Garden Grove. EMSL Analytical has also retained the majority of the EMS staff and offers a seamless transition while continuing to provide excellent quality and customer service.

At its inception in 1968, EMS provided electron microscopy services and held the first contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for effluent analysis by TEM. By 1986, they were fully accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) for all analytes, and became a leading provider of asbestos and industrial hygiene services. With over 40 years’ experience, the acquisition of EMS will add continued expertise in industrial hygiene, asbestos and lead, environmental and hazardous waste, organics and inorganics, particle, trace metal and optical mineralogy testing services.

“We look forward to continuing EMS’ tradition of offering reliable data and quality services throughout California,” said Robert DeMalo, M.Sc., Senior Vice President of Laboratory Services and Business Development at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “EMSL Analytical has extensive resources with highly skilled laboratory professionals and state-of-the-art instrumentation that will benefit EMS’ current clients along with offering accurate results and quick turnaround times.”

With this acquisition, the EMSL Analytical network currently operates 41 testing laboratories with 800 employees throughout the United States and Canada. Providing quality analysis since1981, EMSL Analytical specializes in asbestos, industrial hygiene, environmental chemistry, environmental microbiology, indoor air quality, food and beverage, forensics and materials science, pharmaceutical and radiological testing services. For pricing and contractual information, please contact Kelley West, LEED AP, EMSL’s West Coast Business Development Manager, at 323-331-9147 or by emailing her at

EMSL Analytical is an authorized distributor for manufacturers of air sampling pumps, equipment, sampling cassettes and monitoring equipment. EMSL Analytical also hosts frequent training workshops and free webinars. To view a complete list of accreditations, capabilities and laboratory locations, please visit

About LA Testing

LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for indoor air quality testing of asbestos, mold, lead, VOCs, formaldehyde, soot, char, ash and smoke damage, particulates and other substances.  In addition, LA Testing offers a full range of air sampling and investigative equipment to professionals and the general public. LA Testing maintains an extensive list of accreditations including: AIHA LAP LLC., AIHA ELLAP, AIHA EMLAP and AIHA IHLAP, CDC ELITE, NVLAP, State of California, State of Hawaii Department of Health and other states.  LA Testing, along with the EMSL Analytical, Inc. network, has multiple laboratories throughout California including South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Garden Grove, San Leandro and San Diego.
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