Accutest Corporation, the third largest operator of environmental testing laboratories in the United States, has announced the acquisition of Southern Petroleum Laboratories, Inc.’s (SPL) environmental testing division, based in Houston, Texas. SPL is a full service environmental testing laboratory providing lab services to petroleum, industrial and engineering clients in the Gulf Coast and Central regions.
Accutest President and CEO Vincent J. Pugliese commented on the acquisition. “We are very pleased to announce that SPL’s environmental group will be joining the Accutest team. SPL has a superior reputation and a dominant market position in the Gulf Coast and Central regions. Together we plan to build a stronger and more diverse presence in these key markets.” Herb Brown, Chief Executive Officer of SPL said, “This divestiture represents a step in our corporate efforts to focus our business on hydrocarbon testing and measurement services. Accutest’s resources, operating systems and strong reputation will compliment SPL’s environmental group.”
CEO Pugliese added, “We continue to implement our strategy of building Accutest into a leading national company, with facilities in all the key market regions of the country. This acquisition represents another step in Accutest’s expansion goals.”