Press Release: ARA Contracts with West Point

December, 2011- Absolute Resource Associates (ARA) of Portsmouth, NH has been awarded an indoor air quality contract with the US Army.  Under this agreement, ARA is providing the personnel and management necessary to test bulk samples, collect and/or test air samples for asbestos, lead based paint, and mold at various locations on the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.  The base year of the contract is through November 30, 2012, and there are (4) one year options after the base year.
In order to be selected for this federal contract, Absolute Resource Associates had to meet prequalification requirements for experience, quality, service, and capabilities. The work will include providing necessary asbestos monitoring of construction projects, and the analysis of lead, asbestos, and mold sampling in support of investigations.

Founded in 1993, and purchased by environmental specialists Susan and Guy Sylvester in 2000, Absolute Resource Associates is a locally owned, nationally certified environmental services company. ARA provides a wide array of analytical testing and indoor air quality services to industrial, commercial, residential, municipal, state and federal environmental projects in support of site investigations, contamination studies, waste characterization, clean up and disposal. The contract with the US Army at West Point will be reviewed annually.


About Absolute Resource Associates:
Absolute Resource Associates is a DoD ELAP, ISO/IEC 17025, SBA WOSB, EDWOSB, SDB, DBE accredited and certified small business located in Portsmouth, NH, providing a broad range of environmental services to clients throughout New England and beyond. Services include Environmental Laboratory Testing, Indoor Air Quality Services as well as Federal Project Management. The staff at ARA has vast experience incuding regulatory compliance, information management, quality assurance, operations, and technical expertise in the environmental industry. For more information about ARA please visit

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