Foundation Labs Open House
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Photos by Sarah Gengler
The Foundation Analytical Laboratory had an Open House and Red-Ribbon cutting ceremony on July 3, 2009. The Lab, which analyzes a variety of agriculture-related items for area farmers and businesses, will not normally be open to the public, due to the risk of samples being contaminated.
Traditional ribbon cutting -
Chamber members, staff and family gather around Diane Young, owner of the new Foundation Analytical Laboratory in Cherokee, as she cuts the red ribbon during the grand opening.
Chamber Coffee -
Businessmen and women throughout the community came to Chamber coffee this past Friday to show their support and get a sneak peak of the inside of the new Foundation Analytical Laboratory.
Mayor gets the scoop -
Diane Young, owner of the new Foundation Analytical Laboratory in Cherokee, give Mayor Pam Pierce a walk through and explanations of the machines within the building and what it means for not only the community but also the midwest
Brittany Montgomery, intern, Valerie Cronin, lab technologist, and Diane Young, owner, pose in front of their new sign on the front of the old Miller Mac building on Maple Street.
The machine called Foss is used for protein and nitrogen determination in samples. The bottom half of this machine, which feeds test tubes into the testing unit, is the first ever installed within the United States.
Lab tech explanation -
Valerie Cronin, laboratory technologist, explains the function of another machine to visitors during the new Foundation Analytical Laboratory's Chamber Coffee and Grand Opening last Friday.