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Pace® Analytical Services Acquires Alpha Analytical Laboratories

Minneapolis, MN, March 7, 2023 – Pace® Analytical Services, the preferred provider of regulatory testing and analytical laboratory services and a division of Pace®, a science and technology company, today announced the acquisition of Alpha Analytical, LLC, a full-service environmental laboratory services company based in Westborough, MA.

“Harmful contaminants are all around us, in our air, water, soil, and more. With Alpha Analytical choosing to join the Pace® nationwide laboratory network, we are able to further expand and bring critical services closer to the businesses and communities we serve in the Northeast United States,” notes Pace® CEO, Eric Roman. In the past year, Pace® has added several labs and service centers in the region, giving customers the convenience of over 40 locations. “Customers want great service and convenience. Pace®, together with Alpha Analytical, further amplifies our ability to honor customer commitments and exceed expectations.”

Like Pace®, Alpha Analytical has been providing environmental and analytical laboratory testing services for decades. “We have had a friendly relationship with Pace® for over ten years,” said Mark Woelfel, President of Alpha Analytical. “Because of our mutual respect, shared values, and focus on sustainability, Pace® was the only company we considered for this transaction.”

Alpha Analytical provides a full-range of environmental laboratory services complementing those offered by Pace® Analytical Services including air, water, soil, and testing for emerging contaminants such as PFAS which is highly regulated in the Northeast. “We are particularly excited about the breadth and depth of capabilities Alpha Analytical offers, including their sediment and tissue analysis and hydrocarbon forensics services, commented Greg Whitman, President of Pace® Analytical Services. “With the talented team of Alpha Analytical now part of Pace® Analytical Services, we will work together to advance science through innovation, ensuring all who need it have access to a trusted lab services partner.”

Through the acquisition, Pace® adds full-service laboratories in Westborough, MA and Mansfield, MA, and service centers in Brewer, ME, Portsmouth, NH, Mahwah, NJ, Albany, NY, Buffalo, NY, Rochester, NY, Syracuse, NY, Holmes, PA, and Mentor, OH.

Pace® is a portfolio company of Leonard Green & Partners and Los Angeles based Aurora Capital Partners.

About Alpha Analytical
Since 1987, Alpha Analytical, LLC. has provided full-service environmental laboratory solutions for the most demanding industrial and commercial applications in the U.S. and abroad. Alpha Analytical is 6th largest environmental laboratory in the country, and is the largest environmental laboratory in the Northeast. Our core services include air, water, and soil analysis, with particular expertise in the highly-specialized fields of emerging contaminants, sediment and tissue analysis and petroleum forensics. More at

About Pace®
Pace® makes the world a safer, healthier place. For decades, Pace® people have been committed to advancing the science of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in our Life Sciences laboratories and supporting businesses, industries, consulting firms, government agencies, and more through our Analytical Services laboratories. Pace® offers local–level service backed by a national laboratory network. For customers with in–house labs, Pace® provides a range of professional services to keep their operations moving forward. Pace® people work in partnership with customers by providing the service, science, and the data they need to make critical decisions that benefit us all.