The largest U.S. agricultural and environmental soil testing network, Laboratory Management Partners, is changing its name to Waypoint Analytical.
The new name represents a destination point, the company says, and a desire to be unique in the independent laboratory industry. Because the company is the parent corporation of numerous laboratories, several of which have operated under their own brands, a decision was made to bring them all under the Waypoint Analytical name.
Now united under a single brand, Waypoint Analytical expects to expand its network with five to nine more laboratories, whether through development of new operations or via acquisition.
“We are excited to announce our new name and bring all of our laboratories together as Waypoint Analytical,” the company’s president and CEO, Scott McKee, says in a news release on the change. “Our new name is representative of both the progression and destination of the company and speaks to our ongoing advancements in laboratory management and proprietary technology to serve the needs of our customers worldwide.”
Founded in 1971, the company has grown 12 percent per year on average from 2004 to 2014, according to its news release. Waypoint Analytical is one of the top 50 environmental laboratory groups in the United States and specializes in laboratory management software and patented laboratory instrumentation for the agricultural and environmental industries.
The company offers soil, plant and water testing and some locations provide full-service environmental compliance testing.