Analytical Resources, Inc.

Analytical Resources, Inc.

Analytical Resources, Inc. (ARI), a Washington corporation, was founded in March, 1985 by four principals combining sixty years experience in environmental chemistry. The firm has grown to a total staff of 45 people, including 40 scientists with bachelors degrees or higher. ARI`s corporate vision is focused in three main areas: technological innovation, data quality, and client service. We currently provide analytical services for regional, national, and international clients. ARI holds long-term contracts to provide analyses for the EPA Contract Laboratory Program (CLP).

Company details

4611 South 134th Place, Suite 100 , Tukwila , WA 98168 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Analytical Services
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

Analytical Resources, Inc. (ARI), a Washington corporation, was founded in March, 1985 by four principals combining sixty years experience in environmental chemistry. The firm has grown to a total staff of 60 people, including 40 scientists with bachelors degrees or higher. We currently provide analytical services for regional, national, and international clients. ARI holds long-term contracts to provide dioxin/furan analyses for the EPA Contract Laboratory Program (CLP), the Army Corps of Engineers, the Navy, the Boeing Company, and many other private and public organizations. Laboratory operations are organized into three main divisions: Organics,  Inorganics and Geotechnical. Our Quality Assurance, Client Services, and Computer Services divisions provide administrative support for ARI's comprehensive team effort.

ARI's corporate vision is focused in three main areas: technological innovation, data quality, and client service. From the beginning, ARI has been committed to the acquisition, manufacture, and utilization of state-of-the art technologies to meet the demands of our diverse client base. In-house analytical protocols conform to accepted standard methods published by the EPA and other national organizations. All in-house protocols are detailed in a compendium of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) maintained by our QA section. While most analyses are performed using standard analytical protocols (i.e. EPA Methods 8081, 8260 and 8270), ARI has developed several unique analytical techniques to achieve special analytical requirements. The EPA has adopted some of these techniques for nationwide use.

ARI's management is committed to providing accurate, precise, and legally defensible data. All analyses follow published QA/QC protocol as defined by ARI's Quality Assurance Plan. Our QA program features stringent adherence to statistically derived and performance based guidelines. All data must undergo rigorous internal QA/QC reviews before final data packages are released to the client. Routine audits and performance evaluation programs are used to constantly update and improve our QA practices. In addition, we maintain key national and state accreditations.

ARI has developed an unparalled level of client service through effective project management and database management. Our project managers (PMs) combine years of experience in data review, regulatory compliance, and project development. In addition to providing quality data in hard copy and electronic formats, ARI's PMs offer important follow-up consultation services to assure that our product meets the end needs of our clients.

To further enhance our client focus, ARI purchased and implemented a comprehensive Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) in 1993 using database software available from Northwest Analytical of Portland, Oregon. Through years of development, LIMS has been optimized for use in sample tracking, data generation and maintenance, and production of electronic deliverables in numerous formats.