Whitbeck Laboratories, located in Springdale, Ark., has merged and combined services with A&A Laboratories and will be operating as Whitbeck Laboratories Inc. 

Effective January 1, Whitbeck Laboratories became a full-service laboratory for the chemical, microbiological, and serological needs of the food, forage, veterinary, poultry and other related industries. Both Whitbeck Laboratories and A&A Laboratories have been housed in the same facility and have operated hand-in-hand under common ownership for more than 24 years. The merger is an effort to streamline offerings to customers by combining both companies' services under one entity. 

"The consolidation of these businesses will make it easier for our customers to have unified sample submission, reporting, and invoicing when their testing needs utilize our wide range of analytical services," stated Gordon Whitbeck, president of Whitbeck Laboratories. "It will streamline our laboratory with all the information systems being under single management, allowing for faster data retrieval and a faster search for archived reports improving efficiency and clarity. This merger allows us to have a more unified presence in the marketplace and is more representative of the full breadth of services we provide." 

Along with the consolidation, the company is rolling out a new logo and website. The logo better portrays the services of the two laboratories and the new website provides additional information about the services.