Chemtech, a private environmental testing laboratory established in Orem in 1982, is moving into a new building this week in the Interlake Industrial Park in Murray.
Chemtech is certified by the Utah Department of Health and evaluates water samples for private industries such as Geneva Steel and Hercules Inc. and for municipalities and sewer districts. The lab specializes in analyzing drinking, waste and industrial waste waters and hazardous wastes.Owner Rex Henderson said he will have additional equipment in the new building to expand the facility's capability and reduce the time the samples and results are returned to the owner. In Orem he will maintain an office and lab for research.
Funding for the new $300,000 facility came from private sources, Zions First National Bank and Deseret Certified Development Co., the authorized distributor for the Small Business Administration 504 loan funds.