October 18-25, 2004

Maxxam Analytics merges with PSC Analytical Services

MISSISSAUGA, ONT-Maxxam Analytics International, one of North America's largest privately-owned analytical laboratory companies, has merged with PSC Analytical Services (PSC). The new organization, operating under the Maxxam name, will be led by Maxxam CEO Patricia Nielsen and will have revenues in excess of $125 million (Cdn). The merger complements Maxxam's recent move to a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Mississauga. Features of the new "Superlab" include an innovative layout, refined six sigma processes and advanced information technology applications and laboratory equipment. The facility is the largest analytical testing laboratory in Canada in terms of size and sample flow volume. The merged organization will provide a full range of high quality laboratory testing and analytical services to customers across Canada. Established in 1970, Maxxam Analytics is a multidisciplinary laboratory serving the environmental sector with air, soil and water testing. It also supports the quality assurance testing of products and provides outsourced laboratory services to the oil and gas and petrochemical industries, as well as a diverse range of services to the agrifood industry. PSC Analytical Services is the largest environmental laboratory in Canada, having been formed in 1996 by the merger of Zenon Environmental Laboratories and Barringer Laboratories and expanded in 1997 with the addition of MDS Environmental Laboratories. PSC tests air, soil and water samples for environmental pollutants, and analyzes other matrices such as plant, animal and fish tissues for contaminants. More information is available on-line at www.maxxamanalytics.com or www.pscanalytical.com.
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