Columbia Analytical Services Announces Major Expansion Progress
Columbia Analytical Services, Inc. (CAS) announces progress on our major expansion program.
CAS is undergoing major changes as a result of its $15,000,000 growth initiatives. The Kelso, WA laboratory is close to completing the expansion of its facility with the addition of more than 20,000 square feet of laboratory space in support of its expanding pharmaceutical and specialty environmental work. The new addition scheduled for completion in February, 2007 doubles the existing laboratory space.
Our Simi Valley laboratory completed its relocation into its new 20,000 square feet laboratory in December of 2006. This move was in response to its expanding business in air toxics and to support the addition of some routine soil and water testing capability.
With the completion of this growth initiative which began in 2005 with the purchase of the Transwest Geochem, Inc., and Desert Analytics laboratories in Phoenix and Tucson as well as the expansion of HR/MS capacity at its Houston laboratory, CAS has been able to realign its California operations by folding its Redding laboratory services into our newly expanded Kelso, Simi Valley, and Phoenix laboratories.
Founded in 1986 and a leader in the commercial laboratory industry, the CAS laboratory network is employee owned, with over 400 people, and operations in Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, New York, Texas, and Washington. CAS provides high-quality, cost-effective and innovative chemical and biological analyses for potentially hazardous substances in air, water, sediments, tissues, solids, wastes and other matrices.