Environmental Laboratories Inc. opens satellite lab in Plymouth

PLYMOUTH — The large LifePlex facility is now home to one more business. Environmental Laboratories Inc.(ELI), a chemical and biological testing company founded in Madison, recently opened a satellite lab on the second floor of the LifePlex.
The state-certified company tests drinking water, wastewater, and pool water as well as many other substances for harmful bacterias.
“We literally have the capacity to test anything known to man,” said founder and vice president Chris Myers.
Myers said that ELI has clients in 87 Indiana counties, and they hope that the addition of the satellite lab will encourage more clientele in Marshall County. So far, their Plymouth clients include the LifePlex (ELI tests the water in their pools and spas) and Collins and Company Realtors.
Myers said that while many of ELI’s clients are businesses, the company has much to offer to the general public as well. Beginning next week, ELI’s information table in the lobby of the LifePlex will hold special containers that the public can pick up and use to collect samples of substances that concern them around their home (for example, their pool water or some wood that may be contaminated). The containers will have color coded dots on the tops to show which containers should be used to collect which substance. The container will also come with easy-to-understand instructions on how to collect and submit the sample.
“If you can follow the instructions in a cookbook, you can follow these instructions,” assured Myers.
Myers said the price for testing a substance begins at $20 and varies based on what kind of testing is needed. For example, said Myers, ELI does a mold test package for $395. Included in that package is a swab test, an outdoor air sample, an indoor air sample, and a certified lab report. Myers added that since all reports are sent by email, the wait time between ELI testing the sample and the client receiving the results is short.
ELI will be opening 4 more satellite labs in Indiana in the next six to twelve months. When they are all operating, said Myers, ELI will be the largest laboratory in the state.
Bob Johnson, ELI’s lab operator and sales representative, will be running the lab at the LifePlex. He can be reached at 574-952-7741 for questions. ELI’s website is www.envirolabsinc.com.