Polaris to expand business in U.S.

To open a new 6,000 square-foot facility just north of Atlanta

POLARIS Laboratories - one of the largest fluid analysis companies in North America – is again expanding business operations in the United States with a new 6,000 square foot facility just north of Atlanta. The laboratory is the company’s fifth to open since its headquarters began operations in Indianapolis in 1999. It opened laboratories in Houston in 2003, in Salt Lake City in 2006 and in Edmonton, AB, in 2008.

According to POLARIS CEO Bryan Debshaw, the new facility will provide a local presence for its growing customer base in the southeastern United States.

“We’ve provided technical sales support in the southeast for several years,” Debshaw said. “But locating a laboratory in the Atlanta area will improve sample transit time for our customers and increase our production capacity considerably.”

POLARIS Laboratories Indianapolis, Houston, Salt Lake City and Edmonton are ISO 17025 A2LA accredited facilities, the highest level of quality attainable by a testing laboratory backed by the most stringent accrediting body in the industry. The Atlanta facility will begin preparing for the ISO 17025 A2LA accreditation process in 2011.