FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/31/2019
Tomo Drug Testing Acquires Knox Laboratory
Springfield, MO— Tomo Drug Testing announces the acquisition of Knox Laboratory. The acquisition was effective August 1, 2019.
“We are happy to continue our regional growth into northeast Oklahoma through this acquisition,” said Mickey Moore, Owner and CEO of Tomo Drug Testing. “Like Tomo, Knox is adept at solving clients’ most complex drug and alcohol testing challenges. This addition will increase and diversify our regional presence, and Knox’s talented staff brings added depth that we’re thrilled to have as part of our Tomo family.”
Knox and Tomo share capabilities and values that are vital to growth and innovation in the drug and alcohol testing industry. Knox Laboratory was founded in 1995, providing testing services, DOT and pre-employment physicals, and other laboratory services. Most recently owned by the investment group PAHC II, through Pennington Capital, LLC, the company has 15 staff serving more than 1,000 clients at locations in Tulsa and Bartlesville.
Lane Pennington, Managing Partner of Pennington Capital, LLC, approached Tomo Drug Testing in late 2018 seeking to turn the operations over to another experienced testing company. “Based on the parameters Tomo outlined, this could be an excellent fit, complementing your existing geographic footprint,” Pennington said. Following the acquisition, he later added, “I am pleased to see all the reasons why Tomo is excited about Knox, from the quality of their customer group and operating excellence of their team, to the value that Tomo will bring to the equation.”
For existing Knox clients, Tomo is working to ensure a seamless transition without any interruptions. Lynn Bechtold will continue to serve as primary contact and manager for Knox’s Oklahoma clients, and her entire team has remained with the company, which will ensure service continuity and quality. Effective January 1, 2020, both Knox Laboratory at 5640 S. Memorial, Tulsa, OK 74145, and 2230 SE Washington Blvd, Bartlesville, OK 74006 will operate as Tomo Drug Testing.
About Tomo Drug Testing
Tomo Drug Testing, originally created in 1991 under the name ‘Employee Screening Services’ provides drug and alcohol testing solutions for compliance, safety and prevention. Tomo, having office locations and onsite testing available in Missouri and surrounding states, serves the unique needs of companies, schools, and public entities through tailored testing solutions that meet increasing regional and national demand.