A & L Western Laboratories Oregon and california

ABOUT US

In 1971, Don Ankerman and Dr. Richard Large founded A & L Laboratories in Memphis Tennessee to serve the analytical needs of agricultural clients.  It was their commitment to provide quality analytical services that resulted in an expansion that includes several independently owned laboratories serving the analytical needs of agriculture and industry across the nation.

A & L Western Laboratories was established in September 1979 through the acquisition of an existing laboratory in Modesto, California.  Operations were moved to a larger facility and services expanded.  By the fall of 1987, A & L Western had expanded its staff from 3 to 14 employees and plans were being developed for a new laboratory to facilitate future needs.  In July 1988, A & L Western moved to its newly completed laboratory.  February of 1996 marked the establishment of A & L Western's Portland Oregon office to serve the needs of our northwestern clients.  A & L Laboratories continues to grow, serving clients in Hawaii, the Pacific Rim, Asia, Europe and Worldwide.

At A & L Laboratories, we are committed to continuing in the tradition of providing prompt, quality analytical services for agriculture and industry.  Our extensive quality assurance program, well trained staff, and state-of-the-art instrumentation will bring you, our client the very best in analytical services.

STAFF

President and Laboratory Director Robert Butterfield, CCA
Operations Manager Kathryn Butterfield-Byrne
Staff Agronomist - Modesto, CA Rogell Rogers, CCA, PCA
   
   
Sample Receiving Nichole Rico
Customer Service - Modesto, CA Veronica Estrella
Customer Service - Modesto, CA Carrie Meadows
Customer Service - Portland, OR Angelika Murphy

 

ACCREDITATIONS

 

State of California Department of Health Services - ELAP
Drinking Water, Wastewater and Hazardous Waste
National Forage Testing Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Forage Crops
U. S. Compost Council Seal of Testing Assurance Program . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . .Compost

CHECK SAMPLE PROGRAMS

Compost Analysis Proficiency Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Compost
Manure Analysis Proficiency Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manures
North American Proficiency and ALP Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soil and Plants
National Forage Testing Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alfalfa Hay, Forage Crops
California ELAP Performance Evaluation . . . . . . . . .Drinking Water & Wastewater Studies
Association of Fertilizer and Phosphate Chemists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fertilizers
Magruder Fertilizer Check Sample Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . .Fertilizers