ACZ Laboratories, Inc.

ACZ Laboratories, Inc.

ACZ Laboratories, Inc. is a full service analytical environmental testing laboratory with inorganic, organic and radiochemical capabilities, specializing in the analysis of trace level contaminates in water, soil, sediment, sludge, waste, plant and biota tissue. Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, ACZ operates out of a 31,000 square foot facility and meets the needs of a broad base of clientele throughout the United States and internationally.

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2773 Downhill Drive , Steamboat Springs , CO 80487 USA
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Analytical Services
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Internationally (various countries)
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ACZ Laboratories, Inc. is a privately held, full service analytical testing laboratory operating out a state-of-the-art 31,000 sq ft facility in Steamboat Springs, Colorado that includes a class 100 cleanroom. ACZ was founded in 1980 as a support service to the mining industry in the Western U.S. Today ACZ offers turnkey comprehensive analytical testing services for mining, energy & utilities, municipalities, industrial, nutraceutical, governmental agencies, as well as environmental consulting and engineering firms. Capabilities include inorganic, organic and radiochemistry analysis of trace level contaminates in soils, water, waste, biota and plant tissue. We also offer many mining specific static and kinetic tests associated with acid rock drainage (ARD) prediction.

Our main goal is to provide high quality data in a timely manner with a superior level of customer service that exceeds the expectations of our clients. ACZ's broad range of services allows us to supply all of the analytical lab capabilities of a large laboratory network, while maintaining the personal assistance and dedication offered by a small company in a single location. Our commitment to rigorous quality assurance, historically strong financial investment in our facilities and personnel, combined with extensive staff experience, ensures that ACZ is both a highly qualified and secure choice for our clients analytical testing needs.

Our staff of 56 dedicated and experienced employees consists of chemists, geologists, biologists, computer scientists, project managers, client service representatives and administration personnel who's main goal is meeting and or exceeding our clients analytical testing needs, while producing the highest quality data possible in a timely manner.

Each client, large or small, is assigned a dedicated project manager at ACZ. Our three Project Managers (PM's) have a combined work experience with ACZ of over 61 years. This extensive experience assures our customers receive accurate and timely laboratory support and a single point-of-contact for all correspondence from bottles orders to questions on final analytical data packages.

ACZ's Manager of Business Development and two Client Service/Sales Representatives have over 34 years of combined experience with ACZ. The client service/sales staff is available for customer support with questions on our analytical capabilities and regulatory methodology with both new and existing clients. We strive to provide our clients quotations within 24 hours for new projects that require analytical support.

We are committed to providing our staff the necessary training, instrumentation and resources making sure they stay ahead of the industry's continually changing technology while also maintaining their expertise for our clients regulatory compliance needs. The combined experience of our project management and client service departments and broad scientific based educational background of our staff provide ACZ Laboratories, Inc. with the comprehensive skills that are required in a modern full service analytical testing laboratory. This commitment to our entire staff, coupled with our total dedication to our quality systems, helps ACZ ensure we produce the finest quality analytical data possible with consistent results that our clients have come to depend on since 1980.

Mission Statement To provide clients and communities with high quality data to ensure a healthy environment for present and future generations.Vision StatementACZ Laboratories will be a global leader in the analytical testing industry through innovation, sustained growth, and an inspired workforce.

  • We will continually expand and support our client base through exceptional service and emerging technologies.
  • We will foster a healthy and growth-oriented work environment with the flexibility to enjoy a balanced lifestyle in the Yampa Valley.
  • We will be an involved partner in the community through outreach and local volunteerism.

Core Values Integrity:  We believe an uncompromising and consistent commitment to ethical and transparent actions is the key to building mutually beneficial relationships by:

  • Being honest and loyal to our clients and employees
  • Building trust by following through with our commitments
  • Holding ourselves and each other accountable to the agreements that we make

Presence:  We believe great work and great relationships are forged by slowing down and connecting to the moment by:

  • Recognizing what we are doing right now is our highest purpose
  • Being fully engaged with our work, our clients, and all of our conversations and interactions.

Initiative:  We believe empowered and driven employees are the key to continual improvement by:

  • Creating and embracing opportunities
  • Challenging ourselves
  • Taking ownership of our work and our ideas

Respect: We believe in valuing our employees, our clients, our environment, and each other by:

  • Listening with an open mind
  • Embracing individual ambition and growth
  • Recognizing the individual needs of our clients
  • Acknowledging that we are all integral members of the same team

ACZ Laboratories, Inc. operates with a written Quality Assurance Plan (QAP). Our QAP meets or exceeds the requirements for QA/QC activities required by the EPA. ACZ's 'general' QAP provides a NELAC derived standard level of quality assurance that is to be met for all laboratory operations. Project specific QAP's or SOW's are adopted to meet the requirements of individual clients. ACZ's LIMS allows for the creation of specific 'products' which govern the QC requirements of a given analysis insuring the data quality objectives for each project are achieved. Additionally, ACZ Laboratory has developed a computerized document control system. A Document Control System (DCS) is necessary to provide assurance that only approved forms, logbooks and standard operating procedures (SOPs) are being used by the laboratory staff.

ACZ is routinely audited by federal and state agencies as well as by private companies. ACZ welcomes audits and can accommodate unannounced visits

ACZ Laboratories, Inc. operates in a 31,000 sq ft facility in Steamboat Springs, CO. We believe that performing complete analytical suites in one location ensures data integrity, sample security, prompt turnaround times and a higher level of customer service. ACZ analyzes many matrices including: drinking water, surface water, ground water, wastewater, soil, mine tailings, overburden, sludge, plant and biota tissue.

ACZ Laboratories, Inc. full service capabilities include:

  • Inorganic Analysis: ICP-MS in a Class 100 Cleanroom, ICP, CVAFS, CVAA, IC, and HGAA Trace Metals Analysis, Cations/Anions, Nutrients
  • Organic Analysis: GC, GC-MS, HPLP: VOA, Semi-VOA, BTEX, PCB & PAH's
  • Radiochemical Analysis: Alpha, Beta and Gamma methodologies
  • Geochemistry Analysis: Acid Base Accounting, Column Leach Studies, Sequential Extractions, Agronomic Analysis
  • Specialized Analysis: In Vitro Bioaccessibility of Metals, Metals Speciation, Modified SPLP and Nevada MWME & Modified Sobek

ACZ Laboratories Inc, was founded in 1980 to support the environmental compliance analytical needs of mining operations in the Western United States. Today ACZ provides analytical support to a broad base of clients throughout the United States as well as internationally. While ACZ's main client base is still the mining industry, other industries and clients include: oil, gas & energy, environmental engineering firms, federal, state, local and tribal governmental organizations; water treatment facilities; landfills; nutraceautical manufactures, food/beverage importers and residential water testing. For more detailed information click a specific industry tab on the left.