Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd.: Expands testing facility

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Mary Schmidt, [email protected], 920-284-7165

Plans in place to expand business and staffing

Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd. will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, September 30th, 2011 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm to feature the completion of a 15,000 sq ft., $3M expansion and also an Open House to allow the public to view their expanded operations on Saturday, October 1st, 2011, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Guided tours will be available. The expansion triples the physical size of its Green Bay facility and allows the firm to better serve a growing customer base. Cherney Micro currently employs 52 highly skilled technical specialists in microbiology, chemistry, laboratory technology, and support functions. The expansion is expected to support the addition of 15 jobs over the next 2 years.

Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd., owned by Marvin and Debra Cherney of Kewaunee, is one of Wisconsin’s top firms specializing in microbiological testing and technical support for manufacturing companies. The firm started in 1989 in the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce Small Business Incubator Complex and expanded several times before relocating in 2000 to Huron Road. Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd. is located on the northeast side of Green Bay in the I-43 Industrial Park at 1110 S. Huron Rd.

“Our customer base is growing and we have added new services and employees to meet that demand,” said Debra Cherney, President & Director of MicrobiologyCherney Microbiological Services. “Our new building allows us the room to grow with our customers and continue to provide the speed and accuracy they demand.”

The new building features a state-of-the-art laboratory design concept. The technical staff is isolated from general traffic in the building to improve security and ensure customer confidentiality. “Our customers expect us to hold in confidence their identity. Our expanded laboratory design helps us to do just that,” says Cherney. “Our viewing area around each functional part of the laboratory allows us to show what we are doing without jeopardizing customer confidentiality.” The facility expansion allowed for space to be dedicated specifically for projects and research. Cherney Microbiological Services is a test-site facility for new technology from the industry’s top providers of microbial detection systems.

In 2009, Cherney achieved ISO 17025 accreditation status by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in the Biological field of testing. Laboratory accreditation is a means of determining the technical competence of a laboratory. In 2010, Cherney added testing specific to chemical analysis performed in-house. Cherney’s Quality Management System has been evaluated and deemed in compliance with the International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd. is the only science-based, woman-owned business enterprise in Wisconsin to achieve this internationally respected benchmark. In addition, Cherney was honored as a 2011 Wisconsin Company to Watch recipient. Wisconsin Companies to Watch is an awards program that celebrates second-stage entrepreneurial companies throughout Wisconsin. This year’s awards were presented in early May to 33 companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace, innovation, philanthropy and empowered employees and Cherney was one of only two woman-owned companies to be honored.

Cherney Microbiological Services, Ltd. specializes in microbiological testing and technical support for companies manufacturing dairy, paper, meat, vegetable, cosmetic, personal care, and industrial cleaning products. Dedication to precision, accuracy, and customer service has resulted in years of sustained growth, both regionally and nationally. Success of the organization is due to the team of dedicated, competent, and enthusiastic technical and business specialists who build solid, professional business relationships with Cherney clientele. For more information, please visit