RICHMOND, Va., April 30, 2013 — SanAir Technologies Laboratory recently celebrated its tenth anniversary with steady growth to national status in the growing fields of industrial hygiene testing and identification of harmful microorganisms in public venues.
The company started in 2003 with three employees testing primarily for mold and bacteria on a regional basis. Today SanAir has a staff of 25 working with a national client base.
The company’s specialties have grown to include analytical and consulting services to detect and identify asbestos and lead as well as mold, bacteria, Legionella and other environmental hazards though environmental microbiology and materials testing.
“Those services are important because environmental pathogens can affect just about all of us,” said Sean McGlynn, SanAir’s president. “People cannot detect harmful microorganisms on visits to shopping malls, offices or hospitals, for example, but our company can through sophisticated electronic microscopy and other means. Service to the public at large, through our clients, has been a hallmark of our success in addition to our emphasis reliable test results.
“Major landmarks in our growth,” McGlynn said, “have included earning national accreditations for asbestos and environmental lead testing, and establishment of our Northeastern Regional Service Corridor covering more than a third of the nation’s population.”
SanAir’s asbestos testing is accredited by NVLAP (the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program of the the National Institute of Standards and Technology). The recognition represents the highest standards for the asbestos testing industry. The company’s microbiology and environmental lead testing program is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the nation’s premier organization for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals.
“Those landmarks and others have helped us expand our employment base as well as double our office and laboratory space in spite of a national recession,” McGlynn said.
SanAir opened its doors 10 years ago in smaller space and then moved to Powhatan County’s Oakbridge Industrial Park in 2005 Most recently the larger and expandable space at Oakbridge enabled San Air to double in size and add a new affiliate that is currently ramping up to provide drug testing in fast-growing pain management and criminal justice applications.
“Needless to say, the Richmond Region has served us well as a base for our now nationwide reach,” McGlynnsaid. “For example, shipments in of materials to be tested and quick turnaround of our results – factors critical to our success and service – are well-served by the region’s location and logistical services.”
SanAir is based in Oakbridge Industrial Park in Powhatan County, Virginia near the Watkins Center and Westchester developments, major components in Richmond’s rapid multi-use business growth. SanAir’s clientele includes industrial hygienists, engineers, governments and restoration and remediation contractors.
Sean McGlynn – 1-804-897-1177
SanAir Technologies Laboratory
1551 Oakbridge Dr., Suite B, Powhatan, VA 23129