Montrose Environmental makes another acquisition

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Montrose Environmental Group announced Monday (Oct. 11) the acquisition of Environmental Chemistry, Inc., a full-service environmental laboratory serving the Texas and Louisiana gulf coast region.

ECI’s leadership team, including CEO Deanna Jean Zeck and President Nan Thorney, will join Montrose, and the business will be integrated into the Montrose’s Measurement and Analysis Segment and will operate as part of Enthalpy Analytical, LLC, a subsidiary of Montrose.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Montrose acquired North Little Rock-based CTEH in 2020 and moved its executive offices to Arkansas.

Founded in 1990 and based in Houston, Texas, ECI provides a full suite of environmental laboratory analytical services to industrial, governmental, engineering and consulting clients in the gulf region. ECI is accredited in accordance with The NELAC Institute (TNI) standard in the states of Texas and Louisiana and supports companies regionally in remedial investigations, feasibility studies, site assessments, compliance monitoring and permit applications.

“ECI further strengthens our testing and analytical services in the gulf coast region, adding water and soil capabilities to Enthalpy’s current Gulf Coast air capabilities and provides additional analytical support to our CTEH operations,” said Jose Revuelta, Chief Strategy Officer of Montrose.

“We are pleased to partner with Montrose on expanding our strength in lab testing across a larger platform. Together we will continue to provide clients high quality, timely laboratory data. Montrose is a perfect cultural fit for us, as the team understands the driving motivations of founder-led companies like ours and has shown a demonstrable commitment to investing and expanding its laboratory capabilities. We’re excited to build upon Montrose’s success and eager to begin collaborating with our new colleagues,” said ECI CEO Deanna Jean Zeck and ECI President Nan Thorney in a joint statement.