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Monday, November 10th, 2008

Galson Laboratories Undergoes Expansion/Renovation For Growth, Clients And Energy Savings

Syracuse, NY - Galson Laboratories, a full-service, fully accredited industrial hygiene laboratory, recently began a major expansion of its laboratory facilities as part of a $1 million renovation to better serve clients and improve energy efficiency. With demand for its services sharply increasing (Galson has enjoyed annual growth averaging 20% over the last 11 years), the company decided to expand and modernize to better position the company for future growth.

"We'll be able to double our current workload and work more effectively with better production spaces," said Joe Unangst, president. "This will allow us to keep our costs competitive and reduce emissions, benefiting our clients and the environment. Plus, we'll have plenty of space to grow and add staff to meet the future needs of our clients."

Unangst estimates that modernizing its equipment will significantly reduce Galson's yearly emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur oxides and carbon dioxide. To achieve these reductions, Galson added variable-speed drives to its exhaust hoods, reducing the amount of exhausted air and conserving a significant amount of energy. In addition, Galson replaced old lighting fixtures with more energy-efficient models; added a high-efficiency heating and air conditioning unit; installed oven vents on all of its gas chromatographs to reduce the heat load to its laboratories; and added occupancy sensors to make sure lights are not left on when these areas are not in use.

Galson's expansion also includes new workstations, laboratory spaces and a modernized shipping and receiving area.

Galson Laboratories, now in its 38th year of innovative service to its clients, is headquartered in East Syracuse, NY with offices in Richmond, VA, Charleston, SC, Alameda, CA and Clear Lake Shores, TX. For more information call toll-free, (888) 432-5227, e-mail or visit


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