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Maxxam Analytics acquires Becquerel Laboratories

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Mississauga, ON, June 7, 2012 – Maxxam Analytics, Canada’s leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries, announced today that is has acquired Becquerel Laboratories. Based in Mississauga, ON, Becquerel provides highly specialized Radiological Testing and Neutron Activation Testing services. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Maxxam CEO Jon Hantho explains: “The acquisition of Becquerel is an exciting step for Maxxam to further increase the level of technical expertise our clients have access to. Becquerel’s capabilities are at the leading edge of clients’ emerging needs in terms of the environmental regulations we expect to see in the coming years. In essence, this acquisition is a reflection of Maxxam’s on-going commitment to deliver success through science for our clients.”

“We’re delighted to become part of Maxxam”, adds Steven Simpson, President of Becquerel. “The backing of a company of Maxxam’s caliber will further strengthen our business and enhance our ability to take on large scale projects, without compromising the level of support and technical expertise our clients have come to expect from us.”

There are no plans to make any staffing or location changes and it will be business as usual for Becquerel’s employees and clients.

For further information:
Barb Budarick
bbudarick@maxxam.ca

About Maxxam
Founded over 40 years ago, Maxxam is the market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries. Maxxam’s 2,200 dedicated employees proudly lead the industry in depth of technical and scientific expertise and serve customers through the only national network of laboratories. In processing over 2,200,000 samples and generating in excess of 38,000,000 results annually, Maxxam skillfully combines efficiency and customer service with rigorous science and uncompromising quality management. Maxxam is committed to success with responsibility – to its stakeholders, to its communities, and to the environment. To learn more about Maxxam, visit www.maxxam.ca.

About Becquerel Laboratories
Since 1983, Becquerel has been a leader in elemental analysis using radioactivity to analyze both radioactive and non-radioactive materials. Located in Mississauga, Ontario, our team of highly experienced scientists serve a number of industry sectors throughout Canada, the United States and the world. To learn more about Becquerel, visit www.becquerellabs.com.

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Donna Garbutt, M.B.A. Chief Executive Officer Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility. LinkedIn
Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
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