Polaris opens fluid-testing laboratory in Atlanta

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Polaris Laboratories is now accepting fluid samples for testing at its new laboratory in Atlanta, the company’s fifth to open since its headquarters began operations in Indianapolis in 1999. It opened laboratories in Houston in 2003, Salt Lake City in 2006 and Edmonton, Alberta, in 2008.

Bryan Debshaw, Polaris chief executive officer, says the new facility will provide a local presence for its growing customer base in the southeastern United States. “We’ve provided technical sales support in the Southeast for several years,” Debshaw says. “But locating a laboratory in the Atlanta area will improve sample transit time for our customers and increase our production capacity considerably.”

Polaris specializes in testing and analyzing oils, fuels, coolants and water-based industrial fluids for equipment reliability. The company currently supports more than 100 private-label fluid analysis programs for customers that include Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Kendall, Ingersoll Rand, Terex, MTU and Cummins Filtration. It services more than 80,000 customers in more than 15 countries worldwide.