Laboratories, Inc. (TSL) was established in October of 1978
initially as a forensic laboratory. Soon it was realized that there
was a need for environmental services as such the facilities were
expanded to help the industry in the compliance of new federal and
expanded to accommodate new services and moved its operation twice
since 1981. Current new facility at 2870 Salt-Springs Road, Youngstown,
Ohio 44509 was specifically built for TSL in 1993. In the year 2000,
TSL acquired Environmental Control Labs (EC Labs) in the Cleveland
area. This provided the corporation an additional facility in Northeast
Ohio. The number of employees has varied between 30-42. Employees
are professionally qualified through experience and academic degrees.
Key people in the company have national certifications and membership
in the professional societies. Very important fact, which distinguishes
TSL from most other labs, is the expertise and professional qualifications
of the personnel to withstand the scrutiny of legal and scientific
challenges. While new labs have come and gone, some have changed
their names every few years, TSL has proudly maintained its reputation
and have continued to expand.
Tri-State Labs, Inc. is certified MBE/DBE Company. TSL
is judicially recognized for forensic analysis and expert testimony
services. TSL's forensic testing includes: controlled substances,
toxicology, serological testing (no DNA), fingerprint,
and handwriting analysis. TSL will evaluate any request of forensic
cases, if found acceptable, experts will analyze the
evidence and testify anywhere in the U.S.
environmental department is currently certified by the State of
Ohio to conduct some tests on drinking water. E.C.Labs,
a division of TSL located in the Cleveland area is certified by
the New York health department to analyze wastewater, hazardous
materials in accordance with NELAC requirements.
Labs, Inc. is located at 2870 Salt-Springs Road Exit 226 of I-80
which is a convenient location about 70 miles east of Cleveland and
70 miles west of Pittsburgh. Its location is also central about 400
miles from each of Chicago and New York City.