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Eurofins Eaton Analytical expands its US water testing footprint


Eurofins Eaton Analytical, Inc. (EEA), the largest potable water testing laboratory in the US, announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire the consumer and municipal water testing business of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). The transaction is expected to close no later than April 30.

With nearly 40 years as a leading provider of water quality analytical services, UL's water testing laboratory is certified to perform drinking water analyses in all 50 states. The 70,000 square-foot state-of-the-art laboratory employs 70 staff and generates revenues of over US $8m. The laboratory has the second highest volume of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 (UCMR3) program contracts, after Eurofins Eaton Analytical (EEA). Therefore, with this acquisition, EEA reinforces its position as the premier laboratory in theUSserving the UCMR3 needs of the EPA.

Located in South Bend,IN, the laboratory serves more than 7,000 state and local municipalities as well as bottlers, engineering firms, consultants and federal agencies such as the EPA and US Military. From comprehensive Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) compliance services to cutting-edge capabilities that analyze trace levels of emerging contaminants, UL's water testing laboratory offers a comprehensive range of analytical testing services, including microbiology, chemistry and radiochemistry.

Eurofins recognizes water quality to be critical for public health protection, whether in public water supplies or as a component of food and beverages, and with the continued interest in emerging contaminants and the development of ever more stringent standards, this acquisition provides clients with a trusted laboratory partner that can respond to their needs 24/7 from multiple convenient service centers.

"Combining the two leading drinking water laboratories strategically enhances our US Environmental Testing business' position at the industry's forefront for water quality testing and technical leadership," says Keith Wheatstone, Ph.D., President, Eurofins Environment TestingUS.

Source: Eurofins Scientific