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 LaboratoriesTM specializes in testing and analyzing oils, fuels, coolants and water-based industrial fluids for equipment reliability. The company currently supports more than 100 private label fluid analysis programs for customers that include Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Kendall, Ingersoll Rand, Terex, MTU and Cummins Filtration. It services more than 80,000 customers in over 15 countries worldwide.
POLARIS LaboratoriesTM 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.
About POLARIS LaboratoriesTM
POLARIS LaboratoriesTM has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 Fastest-Growing Privately-Held Companies in the U.S. for the past two years and has been among the Indianapolis Business Journal’s top 25 fastest-growing privately-held companies in Indianapolis four times in the past seven years. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce named POLARIS Indiana’s 2008 Small Business of the Year. POLARIS LaboratoriesTM provides complete testing and analysis for oils, fuels, coolants and water-based industrial fluids. Its customer base is diverse with a heavy emphasis on the transportation, mining, construction, power generation and oil and gas industries. Known for providing high quality data, fast turnaround and knowledgeable technical support, the company’s state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, highly skilled laboratory technicians and data analysts and an international team of technical sales and service professionals have positioned it at the forefront of the fluid analysis industry. Headquartered in Indianapolis since 1999, the company also has laboratories located in Houston, Salt Lake City and Edmonton, AB. For more information, visit the website at www.PolarisLabs.com and/or contact the people listed below.
POLARIS LaboratoriesTM Contact
Jacque Powers, Director of Marketing & Communications
7898 Zionsville Road - Indianapolis, IN 46268
Ph: 317.808.3750, x229 - Fax: 317.808.3751
Ron Smith, MarketWise Solutions
599 Industrial Drive, Suite 201 - Carmel, IN 46032
Ph: 317.564.4898 - Fax: 866.458.5404