Environmental Technologies

In the Corbin, KY area Std Labs had encountered a competitor, Environmental Technology, which was owned by Jimmy Wadkins and his wife. This entity supplied coal testing and some environmental test (mainly water testing). After several years of competition, Jimmy approached Std Labs and suggested a merger which actually ended up after negotiations as an acquisition for Std Labs.

In the final arrangement Jimmy became the manager of the combined labs in his original facility under the name of Std Labs. Our manager Jan DeMar moved to Henderson, KY and opened a new lab affording Std Labs a beachhead in the Mid American coal fields.