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Indiana company opening new lab in Guernsey County

By Bob Downing Published: August 15, 2012

Sherry Laboratories is opening a new natural gas analysis laboratory in Ohio's Guernsey County.

"Sherry Laboratories is excited to be involved in the Utica and Marcellus shale boom happening in Cambridge and eastern Ohio," said Ben James, president of Sherry Petrochemic al Services.

"We support major players in the petrochemical industry in other shale plays and we understand clients operating in this industry need accurate test results in a hurry. We are dedicated to meeting or even exceeding their needs and expectations," he said.

The new facility in Cambridge will be directed by Mike Perl.

Last October, the company opened a similar laboratory n Shreveport, La.

Sherry Laboratories is based in Daleville, Ind. It operates 11 testing laboratories across the country.

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