CHICAGO, IL – Matrix Sciences is pleased to announce the acquisition of Northland Laboratories.

Since its founding in 1993, Northland has built a solid reputation for providing reliable service to its customers.  This service has been built on ongoing investment in people and capabilities in the areas of Microbiology, Food Chemistry and Sensory Analysis.  This scope of services is complimented by laboratory location the Chicago area and Green Bay. 

“While there are a number of companies looking to enter or expand the food testing market, Matrix had a unique and compelling vision to continue to invest in Northland and the Chicagoland market.” Said D.J. Alwattar.  “We are excited to be a part of a company that we believe will have a real impact on the standards in our industry.”   D.J. Alwattar will remain as the President of Northland and will also assume the role of Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for Matrix.  His experience and understanding of customer needs will be central to Matrix’s growth.

“I have known D.J. and the staff at Northland for a long time.”, said Robert Wiebe, CEO of Matrix. “Their technical depth and customer-focus align with our vision.  Northland is our first acquisition and our choice to work with this team is very intentional.  Northland’s scope of services is a base that we can build on as we expand our operations.” 

Matrix Sciences is building a true full service food safety company. Its growing portfolio is built of companies that have differentiated themselves based on service, expertise and capability.  Together, these companies offer a unique level and approach to servicing the market.