On Friday, May 2nd, over 200 fifth and sixth grade students from Delta Schools visited North Star BlueScope’s Wetlands. During the Wetland Celebration, students participated in different activities that highlighted the importance of the wetland ecosystem. Alloway led an activity on water quality measurements where students collected water samples from the wetlands and tested them for pH, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and temperature. Overall, the celebration was a great opportunity to demonstrate to future leaders the importance of protecting the wetlands.
To better serve our customers, Alloway is constantly working to expand our analytical capabilities and list of accredited parameters. Recently, Alloway expanded its Ohio Drinking Water Accreditation List to include Langlier Index. Alloway’s Kentucky Drinking Water Accreditation List also increased to include secondary potable water analytes of Color, Odor, Corrosivity (Langlier) and Foaming Agents (MBAS).
Alloway received recognition from the West Central Ohio Safety Council for excellence in safety for 2013. Alloway was presented with awards in three different categories at the 58th Annual Safety Awards banquet. An award was presented to all companies that worked the entire year without a lost-time injury or illness. In addition, Alloway had the lowest incident rate in its group of industries. Finally, Alloway received special recognition for accumulating over 500,000 hours without a lost-time injury.
One of the many reasons people choose Alloway is because of the professional level of our staff. All employees take advantage of continuing education and certification opportunities.
Last week, our team celebrated Eric Binkley’s graduation from the Dale Carnegie Training Program on Effective Communication and Human Relations. Eric is a key member of Alloway’s team, and his growth and development will help in advancing Alloway’s mission and continuing our tradition of exceptional customer service.
The Northwest Section of the Ohio Water Environmental Association presented John Hoffman, the President of Alloway, with the Kathleen M. Cook Award on April 2nd, 2014. This award is given to those who demonstrate excellence in the field of laboratory analysis, leadership on the job, education, and improvement in laboratory techniques.
As evidence of Alloway's commitment to defensible data, we are proud to share that Alloway’s Lima facility recently received a score of 98.9% on the WP Study. The WP Study included methods 608, 625, 624, 200.7, 245.1, 5540C, 8082A, 8270C SIM and 8015C, and 173 out of 175 analytes were reported within limits. Congratulations to Alloway Lima!
Alloway’s primary goal is to provide customers with defensible data. Alloway’s facilities and staff are accredited, certified, audited, and approved by various programs. As evidence of Alloway's commitment to defensible data, we are proud to share our recent proficiency testing results.
Thermo Fisher Scientific ICP-MS Qcell system is a newly added instrument in the Alloway Marion facility. This state of the art instrument features new technology with enhanced performance and throughput, creating shorter analysis times to provide our customers with results when needed. The system has industry leading technology delivering high class signal to noise performance and has proprietary Qcell system reducing common interferences associated with water, waste water and solid waste analysis for metals.
Alloway Lima is close to completing the expansion of its facility with the addition of laboratory space to support its growing metals department. ICP-MS capability is being added in Lima. This capability will be combined with current ICP and Graphite Furnace instrumentation, providing three different technologies to perform metals analysis. These instruments enable Alloway to continue to be an industry leader in metals analysis by meeting reporting level requirements, minimizing common interferences, and decreasing analysis time.
Every year, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation holds Great Strides benefit walks across the country to raise funding for research. The Johnny Appleseed Farm Park in Lima, Ohio was the site for one of this year’s benefit walks. On Saturday, September 7th, representatives from Alloway and many others came to support finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The 2013 Lima Great Strides event raised over $13,000 to help change the prognosis for people with Cystic Fibrosis.
About Us Alloway is a full-service environmental laboratory specializing in analyses on drinking water, wastewater, and solid and hazardous waste. In addition, Alloway offers innovative software, laboratory development, and training options. With three locations to serve you and more than 30 years of experience, Alloway is your resource for defensible data.