3/21/18 – Athlon Solutions finalized the move of its Analytical Laboratory to Houston from Geismar, LA to join the Synthesis and Projects laboratories already in place at the company’s Corporate Headquarters and Technical Center, which includes 17,000 square-feet of laboratory space.
“This is the final step to centralizing our major laboratories into one state-of-art facility,” said Tom Amonett, President and CEO of the industrial water and process treatment company. “Having all of our key technology functions in a combined corporate office and technical center allows us to better work with each other and more importantly serve our customers.”
The company moved to the 45,000 square-foot facility, which is located west of the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, in August 2017 from different locations in the Greater Houston area. Amonett said moving the Analytical Laboratory to Houston also provides the R&D team with an increase in laboratory space, allowing them to enhance capabilities and meet the growing demand of their engineering and technical support teams.
The sole focus of the Analytical Laboratory team is to analyze samples to provide valuable information to internal and external customers for all of Athlon Solutions’ markets. One of the key differentiators of the laboratory is its proprietary amine analysis methodology.
Key capabilities and equipment include: Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Spectroscopy, Ion Chromatography (IC), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with Energy-Dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDX) detector, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Ultraviolet–Visible (UV Vis) Spectroscopy and organic analysis.
The laboratory has a dedicated manager, Mariah McMasters, ensuring a consistent focus and timely response to the needs of customers.
The company’s laboratories are managed by a team of experienced leaders who have successfully met challenges in industrial process and water treatment industries, including refining, petrochemical and oilfield specialty chemical markets.
“The new space and increased coordination increases our analytical technical depth, creativity and flexibility,” said Amonett. “We have an experienced team and processes, making certain we respond quickly and nothing gets missed.”
An added benefit, said Amonett, is the location of the Technical Center, which is located near a large network of laboratories specializing in serving the energy industry. “If needed, the team can leverage this network to support its efforts.”