In 1977, Eastern Scientific Associates was established in Killingly, CT. This area of Connecticut was selected due to the proximity of its market base.
In 1988, the laboratory was purchased by Laboratory Resources, Inc., a subsidiary of United Water Resources, and renamed Laboratory Resources, Inc. – New England Division. During the period from 1988 to December 1996, Laboratory Resources, Inc. – New England Division grew to and remained a major environmental testing and analytical laboratory in the Northeast.
In December 1996, United Water Resources exited the environmental testing business to focus on growing their core water services. This decision facilitated the purchase of the environmental testing business in Brooklyn, CT by a management-led group, and precipitated the establishment of Premier Laboratory, LLC. In August of 2001, the laboratory relocated into its new “State of the Art” facility in the Killingly Industrial Park.
In November 2007, Premier Laboratory joined the Benchmark Water Monitoring, Inc. (BWMI) network and became Premier Laboratory, Inc. Premier's sister labs, Benchmark Analytical Laboratories are located throughout PA. In joining the BMWI network, Premier Laboratory has increased its available testing services, and service areas.
The management, employees, facility, equipment and LIMS have established Premier Laboratory, Inc. as a leader in the Environmental Laboratory Industry. Key managers have more than 70 years of cumulative experience in the Analytical Disciplines.