RSS Feed http://ana-lab.com This is an RSS Feed en Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:41:02 +0000 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:41:02 +0000 5 http://ana-lab.com/blog/post/ana-lab-gives-5000-grants-to-two-cities Ana-Lab Gives $5,000 Grants to Two Cities http://ana-lab.com/blog/post/ana-lab-gives-5000-grants-to-two-cities <!--StartFragment--><p>Two East Texas cities – Carthage and Maud – have each received a monetary award from Ana-Lab Corporation of Kilgore. The Charles H. Whiteside Municipal Grants, named for Ana-Lab’s founder, are $5,000 cash awards given to deserving cities based on a nomination and application process.</p><p><img class="fr-fin fr-dib" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/a00fd1c351ad9d03794be2257b8e25052f1c0dbf.jpg" width="300"></p><p>Byron Roberts, superintendent over Water and Waste Water operations for the City of Carthage, accepted the award for Carthage on May 12.</p><p>“We so appreciate being selected to receive this money,” Roberts said upon being presented the check by Ana-Lab CEO Dr. Weldon McFarland. “We will use it to upgrade our ammonia system, and we also have repairs to do on our waste water security, so we’re going to get those done, too.”</p><p> </p><p>Carthage City Manager Steve Williams was one of several city employees on hand for the Carthage presentation, and he joined Roberts in thanking Ana-Lab. “Y’all know how it is,” he said to the Ana-Lab representatives, “the need for money never ends, and so many things related to this (water) industry are extremely expensive. This grant will definitely be helpful and will be used well for the benefit of Carthage.”</p><p> </p><p>Philip Hollis, a manager at Ana-Lab who has known and worked with Roberts for several years, was pleased with the selection of Carthage for the grant. “Byron is a great guy,” Hollis said. “He and his crew are very knowledgeable and easy to work with, and I’m glad they are getting this money.”<br><img class="fr-fin fr-dib" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/72c33f24e1b738f508389c9c0ccac869f3ef1c82.jpg" width="300"><br><br></p><p> </p><p>Teresa Embry, Chief Waste Water operator for the City of Maud, was the person who submitted an application for the City of Maud after being nominated by Ana-Lab field scientist Troy White.</p><p> </p><p>“I nominated Teresa because she is top notch in every way,” White said. “She always goes above and beyond, even when I’ve known of personal circumstances that would have kept other people from continuing to work. Her dedication is extremely impressive, and I’m thrilled that she and the City of Maud are getting this grant money.”</p><p> </p><p>Dr. McFarland congratulated Ms. Embry during a grant presentation on May 17.</p><p> </p><p>“Your (Ms. Embry’s) application was very impressive, and I could tell you had put a lot of thought and effort into it,” Dr. McFarland said. “We know how expensive running a water system is, and we thought we’d – as a company -- give back a little bit to help. We trust this grant will be used to keep your system operating efficiently.”</p><p> </p><p>“To me, this is not just a job,” Ms. Embry told Dr. McFarland. “I have children and grandchildren in this town. I know how important clean water is, and I take pride in keeping our water clean.”</p><p> </p><p>“I was honored to be nominated, and even more honored to be chosen,” Ms. Embry said. “We always have needs, and they’re always expensive. This is so much appreciated, I’m really thrilled!”</p><p> </p><p>In addition to their checks, Dr. McFarland presented each recipient with a framed certificate to commemorate the occasion.</p><!--EndFragment--> Mon, 22 May 2017 05:00:00 +0000 http://ana-lab.com/blog/post/leadership-changes-announced Leadership changes announced http://ana-lab.com/blog/post/leadership-changes-announced <p>Ana-Lab Corp. has made several changes in leadership since January 1, 2017...<br><img class="fr-image-dropped fr-fin fr-dii" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/cc5a1e884eacb470956ec14ed20b6ccab794738c.jpg" width="204"></p><p>Randy Holland has been named Vice-President of Finance.&nbsp; Since joining Ana-Lab in 2012, Randy has been providing us with accounting expertise and oversight.&nbsp; His many years of experience in accounting and finance make him invaluable to our company.<br><br></p><p><img class="fr-fin fr-dii" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/2d4126ad9f83191d162f8ef66674924f35561217.jpg" width="196"></p><p>Will Boyd has been named Laboratory Manager.&nbsp; Will has over 19 years of experience in all areas of the laboratory.&nbsp; Prior to his promotion, Will had been supervising the Metals Department and providing expertise to our wet-bench group.<br><br></p><p><img class="fr-fin fr-dii" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/ffa86b6482849f3e3ee33ab2792db3c7c245eb2d.jpg" width="209"></p><p>We also welcome J.D. Sampson back to Ana-Lab as Wet-Bench Supervisor.&nbsp; J.D. has extensive experience in wet-bench and analytical testing.<br><br></p><p><img class="fr-image-dropped fr-fin fr-dii" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/b85e8d27c211a476d0a7c72f1371885f8be8c058.jpg" width="206" title="Image title"></p><p>Kathy Tarver has been named Login supervisor.&nbsp; "Kat," as she is known here at the lab, has over 17 years of experience and has been acting as the supervisor of Login for many years.&nbsp; She brings a wealth of information and experience to help our clients.</p> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0000 http://ana-lab.com/blog/post/new-hi-speed-internet-for-ana-lab-corp New Hi-Speed Internet for Ana-Lab Corp. http://ana-lab.com/blog/post/new-hi-speed-internet-for-ana-lab-corp <p>With a goal of providing the <i>best possible service</i> to our clients, Ana-Lab has recently installed our own fiber-optic Internet service at the company headquarters and lab in Kilgore, TX.</p><p> </p><p>We had always had limitations with our Internet services even with cable and T-1 lines.&nbsp; Thankfully, we have now gone “live” with the new fiber-optic service on most of our equipment and are converting the rest over as fast as we can.</p><p> </p><p>This new system gives us 100Mbs upload and 100Mbs download, which is a significant improvement over the service we have had in the past.</p><p> </p><p>Improving our system’s speed should allow our clients that use our LDS system to retrieve and review their data significantly faster.</p><p> </p><p>This is an investment in providing quality services to our clients, and it is a result of one of stated company goals:&nbsp; continual improvement.&nbsp; </p><p> </p><p>Don’t forget to explore our updated website <a href="http://www.ana-lab.com">www.ana-lab.com</a>.</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000 http://ana-lab.com/blog/post/ana-lab-wins-chili-cook-off Ana-Lab Wins Chili Cook-off! http://ana-lab.com/blog/post/ana-lab-wins-chili-cook-off <!--StartFragment--><p><img class="fr-fin fr-dib" alt="Image title" src="/uploads/blog/c6f217e180b557a4e01a152fab1aa318f859c23a.jpg" width="300" title="Image title"></p><p>Time for a little Monday morning brag session! No, we didn't win the Oscars, but Ana-Lab Corp. DID win **1st place** in the Southwest Chapter 6th Annual ESOP Chili Cook-off against 15 other teams!</p><p>The chili contest was held Friday, February 24, in Irving, TX, and was sponsored by Inland Truck Parts &amp; Service. This was Ana-Lab's first time to take part, so it was especially gratifying to bring home the First Place win!</p><p>Note: For those unfamiliar with ESOP, it stands for Employee Stock Ownership Plan, which has to do with being an employee-owned company.</p><p>Hats off to the entire Ana-Lab team! Pictured standing (L-R) are Deric Nowlin, Elaine Tinkler, Scott Moss (chief chili cook), and Matthew Hardin. Also pictured is team mascot Sloan Moss, infant son of Scott. (The cute factor may or may not have given our team a slight edge with the judges...&nbsp;<span title="smile emoticon"><img alt="" class="fr-dii fr-fin" height="16" src="https://www.facebook.com/images/emoji.php/v7/f4c/1/16/1f642.png" width="16"></span>&nbsp;)</p><!--EndFragment--> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000 http://ana-lab.com/blog/post/welcome-to-our-web-site Welcome to our web site! http://ana-lab.com/blog/post/welcome-to-our-web-site <p>In an effort to keep you up-to-date on Ana-Lab services and industry news, we have developed this new, responsive website.&nbsp; It is user-friendly and easily accessible via pc’s, smart phones, tablets, etc.</p><p>Please take time to explore the website and see what is now available.&nbsp; The Frequently Asked Questions <a href="http://www.ana-lab.com/our-services/faq/"><u>(FAQ)</u></a> may be of special interest.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0000