Polaris Laboratories announced expanded business operations into Canada with the opening of its newest fluid analysis laboratory in Edmonton, Alberta. The 4,000-square-foot facility is the company’s fourth to open since its headquarters began operations in Indianapolis in 1999. It opened laboratories in Houston in 2003 and in Salt Lake City in 2006.
According to Bryan Debshaw, Polaris Laboratories chief executive officer, Canada shares strength in several of the markets Polaris has been successful in across the United States and Mexico. “Establishing a global presence is definitely a part of Polaris’ plan for growth,” Debshaw says. “The strength of Canada’s oil and gas, mining, construction and transportation industries, as well as its close proximity to our U.S. operations, were major factors in the decision to expand into Canadian markets first.”
Polaris Laboratories specializes in testing and analyzing oils, fuels, coolants and water-based industrial fluids for equipment reliability. The company currently supports more than 60 private-label fluid analysis programs for customers that include Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Kendall, Ingersoll Rand, Terex, MTU and Cummins Filtration. It services more than 50,000 customers in 15 countries worldwide.