Columbia Analytical Expands Southwest Operations

Columbia Analytical expands its Phoenix, Arizona, laboratory with the addition of new instruments and staff.

Phoenix, AZ, July 27, 2008 --( Columbia Analytical Services, Inc., announces expansion of its Phoenix, Arizona, laboratory with the addition of new gas chromatography mass spectrometers (GC/MS), autosamplers and microbiological testing capabilities.

“Adding capabilities and capacity has been a natural part of our growth since our purchase of the Phoenix property earlier this year,” said Steve Vincent, president of Columbia Analytical. “These investments reinforce our long-term commitment to serving Arizona and the Southwest region.”

As part of its growth strategy, Columbia Analytical has also launched a client access web portal where clients can obtain their lab reports and other documents online.

“Our new web system will add value to our customers by offering access to detailed project data at their convenience,” said Beth Proffitt, vice president of corporate business development and acting laboratory director. “We are excited about our growth and are looking forward to providing even better service to our clients through these changes.”

Proffitt was recently promoted to the position of vice president, corporate business development and has been in the environmental laboratory industry for more than 21 years. She will continue to provide support and operate from the Phoenix location.

“Beth is an outstanding resource to have in the Southwest region,” said Vincent. “She will be expanding her efforts on our regional and national markets. We are now hiring to fill Beth’s former lab director position as well as other new analyst positions in the Phoenix laboratory. We take pride in our experienced staff and look forward to our future growth.”

For more information on Columbia Analytical, please contact Steve Vincent at 360.577.7222 or Beth Proffitt at 602.437.0330 or visit the company’s website at

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Trent Mueller