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Northeast Laboratory Services

Categories: Laboratories

Company Hours

Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Member Discount: $5.00 off a residential/conventional mortgage approval (full water) test

Accepts Chamber Gift Certificates

Northeast Laboratory Services (NEL) offers several fully accredited environmental testing laboratories as well as a full-scale culture media manufacturing facility.

NEL has two facilities, employing over 75 full and part time positions which include administrators, laboratory technicians, support service personnel, and production technicians. Administrative offices are located at 227 China Road in Winslow, Maine. This facility also houses the Chemistry and Water Microbiology Laboratories as well as Media Manufacturing.

The Food Microbiology, Radon, Asbestos, and IAQ Laboratories are located at 120 Main Street in Westbrook, Maine. The Westbrook facility also serves as a satellite location for all departments and is utilized for courier and field services.

The business was founded in 1972 as Maine Poultry Consultants and later became Maine Poultry Consultants/Northeast Laboratory Services.

After a decline in the poultry business in Maine, causing the closure of Maine Poultry Consultants, the business served its environmental and culture media clients under the name of Northeast Laboratory Services (NEL) for the next several years.

In 1997, NEL merged with Binax, Inc., a Portland-based research and development firm. Binax/NEL operated as a separate entity to the Portland facility, complete with its own management team and accounting functions.

In April of 2001, Northeast Laboratories Services was purchased back by its original founder, Dr. Kenneth Eskelund and Mr. Rodney “Beau” Mears. After it was decided the two companies did not compliment one another, Beau Mears stayed on as NEL’s CEO and President.

Mission Statement
Northeast Laboratory’s mission is to deliver accurate analytical data, superior culture media products, and knowledgeable support to promote a healthy environment.

With clients ranging from local homeowners testing their drinking water to the international pharmaceutical clients testing products for resale to the public, our commitment is to exceed their expectations while maintaining a safe, friendly, and welcoming experience for employees.

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