Green Bay, WI-based Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd. today announced that it is expanding its laboratory testing services by adding a location in Clovis, NM. The new facility, slated to open in August, will help Cherney meet its strategic goals by strengthening partnerships with companies in the southwestern U.S.

This move was based upon a number of factors, including offering decreased turnaround time and better service to both new and existing customers in the West and Southwest, according to Cherney officials. As dairy companies make up an important part of Cherney's business, the growth of the dairy industry in New Mexico makes the state a logical place for a second Cherney location.

“Strategically, this expansion benefits both our customers and Cherney,” said Debra Cherney, owner, president, and director of microbiology. “For some of our largest clients, we will now be located in their backyard, reducing time to result as sample transportation time will be reduced. It is important for this organization to have at least two sites for redundancy of operations. Customers can rest assured that we will provide uninterrupted service should a situation arise at either location. Being able to provide that reassurance to our business partners is important to us.”

Brian Van De Water, Cherney’s general manager, stated, “A central theme to our expansion strategy is to duplicate the culture of service, quality and employee involvement that defines our Green Bay location. Our training plan for new team members includes extensive training in Green Bay augmented by having experienced technicians from Green Bay on site in Clovis to support the newer technicians. We feel this will establish a strong cultural foundation of excellence as we grow.”