Dear AESL Clients,

I hope you all had a safe and restful holiday break. At AESL, we are charging into the new year and gearing up for a busy soil testing season.

I need to let you know, however, that we are currently experiencing some staffing challenges, which we hope to work through in the next couple of weeks. We are continuing with normal operations related to routine soil, water and feed testing. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, we may need to delay samples other than routine tests, and reporting may be delayed somewhat. Also, we cannot guarantee timely analysis of rush samples, so please do not request rush service until we get past the current staffing issues.

In addition, for the time being our front office will remain closed to walk-in traffic. Clients may still drop off samples at the SPW and FEW building sample receiving areas. Our phones are set to voice mail, but messages are monitored regularly, and we will respond promptly. The best way to contact us remains through our email: or Finally, for the time being, we will not be able to process credit card purchases for walk-in clients, but will bill clients after tests are complete. Online payment is still available.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but we appreciate your understanding during this temporary challenge, and for your continued support. Please let me know if I can be of service.

-Reuben B. Beverly



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