Sherry Holdings LLC is five premier testing companies combining to provide uniquely accredited testing, technical expertise and services of superior quality thru ten testing facilities. Since our foundation in 1947, Sherry has been adding value to our customers’ businesses and the industries they serve by providing efficient, timely and responsive services. Sherry Laboratories is organized to be a single source provider of third-party metallurgical, nonmetallic, environmental, air/emissions, food/microbiological and hydrocarbon testing as well as specialty gases. We provide reliable, legally defensible testing results that satisfy our customers’ precise specifications and their scheduling requirements.
Sherry Holdings LLC is five premier testing companies combining to provide uniquely accredited testing, technical expertise and services of superior quality thru ten testing facilities. Since our foundation in 1947, Sherry has been adding value to our customers’ businesses and the industries they serve by providing efficient, timely and responsive services.
Sherry Laboratories is organized to be a single source provider of third-party metallurgical, nonmetallic, environmental, air/emissions, food/microbiological and hydrocarbon testing as well as specialty gases. We provide reliable, legally defensible testing results that satisfy our customers’ precise specifications and their scheduling requirements.
Our goal is to do more than simply satisfy our clients, however. We are driven to delight them. That is why the objective throughout our entire company is to provide consistent on-time delivery, industry leading turn-times and quality of the highest magnitude, both in terms of accreditations, test results and the overall customer experience. From our dedicated, friendly and helpful customer service team to the engineers and technicians performing the evaluations, we know and understand that our success is built on the success of those we serve. We are passionate about demonstrating our gratitude to them for making Sherry Laboratories their lab of choice.
Our growing network of locations reaches across several regions of the country and supports customers throughout the United States and the world. The industries served by Sherry Laboratories are as diverse as the services we offer and include companies in the aerospace, automotive, consulting, defense, food processing, manufacturing, medical device, municipality, natural gas and oil production, nuclear, petrochemical, pressure vessel, remediation, and utility industries.
To provide independent and uniquely accredited environmental and materials testing, technical services and products of the highest quality in a cost-effective and timely manner for the success of our clients.
Our Testing Divisions
- Metallurgical Testing
- Nonmetallic Testing
- Engineering Services (Failure Analysis, Reverse Engineering, Special Engineering Projects)
- Environmental Testing
- Air and Emissions Testing
- Petrochemical Testing and Specialty Gasses
- Food and Microbiological Testing
Sherry Laboratories was founded when John M. Sherry, a chemist and metallurgist, started a lab in the basement of his home in 1947. Providing quality testing services to firms in East Central Indiana quickly earned the company a reputation for excellence it maintains to this day.
Originally acquired by Ontario Corporation in 1969, before being purchased by Sherry Holdings LLC in 2006, Sherry’s ten testing facilities support clients in the aerospace, automotive, defense, food processing, gas and oil production, manufacturing, medical, nuclear, pressure vessel, and remediation industries. Businesses throughout the United States and the world utilize Sherry to certify products, conduct failure analysis, offer solutions to technical problems, provide quality control, and serve as expert witnesses in litigation support.
In addition to its testing prowess, SL manufactures top-of-the-line analytical gas reference standards traceable to the National Institute of Standards Technology for the calibration of gas chromatographs.
The largest of Sherry’s facilities is located in Daleville, Ind. The spacious 53,725-square-foot complex has housed SL’s administrative offices since late 2004. The environmental lab and members of the Sherry Engineering Group moved into the structure in September of 2005. The metallurgical lab completed its move in late December of 2005.
In 2008, the company acquired EIS Analytical Services in South Bend, Ind. This marked the third environmental addition in Indiana in three years as the company had acquired a microbiological/environmental testing lab in Warsaw in 2005, before acquiring Edglo Labs in Fort Wayne in November of 2007. The Edglo purchase allowed Sherry to merge its existing facility in Fort Wayne, acquired in 1992, into Edglo’s 15,000-square-foot facility. Including its environmental facility in Columbus, purchased in 1995, Sherry has five facilities in the state of Indiana.
A similar plan of strategic acquisitions in Oklahoma resulted in the company’s first expansion outside the Hoosier borders. The outcome resulted in Sherry increasing its nonmetallic testing capabilities and allowed the company to enter the flammability testing market.
The growth within the Sooner state culminated when Sherry welcomed Midstates Analytical Laboratories into its family in 1999. The nonmetallic and flammability testing operation has been consolidated into this facility. The Broken Arrow facility, which is also home to a metallurgical laboratory and members of Sherry’s Engineering Group, a group of engineers who specialize in failure analysis, reverse engineering and special testing projects.
With an ever conscious eye toward expanding its customer base and providing existing clients the most comprehensive array of testing to be found under one banner, Sherry’s borders advanced to the Southeast in 1991 with the purchase of James Laboratories in Lafayette, La. The facility provides environmental testing to a variety of industries including oil, manufacturing, and municipal wastewater treatment plants. Bioassay testing capabilities were added in 1998.
The growth continued in 1998 with the purchase in Scott. La., of a facility which specializes in the blending of certified gas references standards and hydrocarbon testing services. In 2009, Sherry Laboratories aquired Envirolab, a bioassay laboratory located in Houma, La.
In March 2011, Sherry welcomed Coast to Coast Analytical Specialists in Garland, Texas to its network of labs. The facility specializes in air and emissions testing and significantly broadens Sherry’s offering to companies across an array of industries.
Commitment to Quality
Sherry Laboratories has established a commitment to quality that is second to none. Accrediting bodies like Nadcap, A2LA and NELAP have given us their stamp of approval, and our ever-growing list of customer approvals looks like a Who’s Who of Manufacturers. Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna, Chromalloy, Eaton Corporation, Federal Mogul, GE Aviation, Honeywell, Ingersoll-Rand, Ladish, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Sikorsky, Snecma, and Zimmer are just a few of the companies we gratefully serve as an Approved Vendor.