Smithers Relocates Illinois Cannabis Testing Laboratory and Invests in Technology

Smithers Relocates Illinois Cannabis Testing Laboratory and Invests in Technology

Published: 1/31/2024

(Darien, IL) – January 31, 2024 - Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services is pleased to announce the relocation of its Cannabis Testing Services division laboratory in Illinois. The new state-of-the-art laboratory is located in Darien, Illinois. This move demonstrates Smithers commitment to the cannabis industry in Illinois by locating outside of Chicago and closer to clients optimizing sampling routes and fulfilling a promise to invest in space and technology. 

The new laboratory enables Smithers to deliver an even greater client experience by way of two critical investments:
  • Expanded Capacity: The new lab is 10,000 square feet, nearly 3.5x larger than the previous location, allowing us to serve the industry’s growing demand now and in the future. The lab space promotes greater workflow efficiencies for faster turn-around-times.
  • Equipment Redundancy: The Darien lab offers total equipment redundancy to limit downtime and provide on time results.
"This new laboratory signifies a new era for cannabis testing in Illinois,” says AJ McCardell, President, Smithers Cannabis Testing Services Division. "As the demand for our testing services continues to grow, we recognize the need to expand. Our goal is to continue to exceed our clients’ expectations with our high touch service while ensuring our dedication to delivering accurate data to our clients.” 

The new address is: 8205 S. Cass Avenue Suite 106/107 Darien, Illinois 60561 

For more information about our Illinois Cannabis Testing Services or to schedule a tour of the new laboratory, contact Monica Elabed at, call 872-870-0502, or visit

About Smithers Cannabis Testing Services:
Smithers Cannabis Testing Services, located in Illinois, Ohio, Arizona, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York, offers leading scientific expertise, state-of-the-art instrumentation, and easy-to-use portals that provide clients. Compliance testing to meet state requirements for cannabinoid potency, terpenes, pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, microbiological contaminants, and mycotoxins are performed at our cannabis testing labs.

About Smithers:
Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Smithers is a multinational provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. With laboratories and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, Smithers supports customers in the transportation, life science, packaging, materials, components, consumer, cannabis, commodities, and energy industries. 
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